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The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

CHURCH FIRE: This Glen­garry County Ar­chives photo shows Glen Robertson's St. Martin of Tours Church be­ing gut­ted by fire in early June 1954. The flames were vis­i­ble for many miles and de­spite a four-hour strug­gle by the vol­un­teer fire brigade, the place of wor­ship was razed. Cu­ri­ously, the Alexan­dria fire brigade did not re­spond due to stand­ing or­ders not to leave town with­out author­ity (which was ab­sent at the time). No­tice­able in the fore­ground is Hope's taxi, which took the pho­tog­ra­pher, Gor­don Reid, to the scene, notes County Archivist Al­lan MacDon­ald. More photos can be seen on the Ar­chives Face­book page.

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