Centre Belle-Alliance holds lecture
The fourth lecture dealing with the history of Lot 17 will be held on Wednesday July 15, 7:30 p.m., in St. Eleanors at the Centre Belle-Alliance.
Doug Sobey and Gilbert Hughes will lecture on Col. Harry Compton and the English settlement of St. Eleanors.
New original research will be presented which will make a beginning at countering some of the myths and stories that became attached long ago to this important proprietor. Compton’s place of origin in England will be shown and the English origin of some of the settlers who bought land from him, especially the Craswells and the Jeffreys, will also be explored.
Lot 17 is located on the narrowest part of the Island, between Malpeque Bay and Bedeque Bay, and runs from St. Nicholas in the west, to Sherbrooke and Wilmot in the east. It was settled by Acadians, Loyalists, English and Scots starting as early as the 1770s.
Organized as part of the Samuel Holland 250 celebrations, this lecture series is sponsored by McNaught History Centre, Eptek Centre, Centre Belle-Alliance, and the Acadian Museum.
Admission by donation. Refreshments will be served. The Centre Belle-Alliance is located at 5, Ave. Maris Stella, St. Eleanors.