BECKWITH THEN AND NOW BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
The Council of the Township of Beckwith are proud to announce, “Beckwith Then and Now” Celebrating 200 Years
Books are available for purchase at the Beckwith Township Office: 1702 9th Line Beckwith – $45.10 per book (HST included)
The perfect book to share heart felt memories and original recipes from one generation to the next.
“Beckwith Then and Now is a must read to appreciate our rural Canadian heritage. Written in the classic storyteller method and using an unique modern almanac style, this book captures life in a typical rural setting for the past 200 years. With its exquisite photos, home-spun wisdom, short stories about life, and wonderful artifacts and recipes, Beckwith Then and Now leaves the reader wanting more.
Unlike our typical Canadian History book which focuses on celebrities in our large urban setting, this book celebrates unique people, events and locations found in the proudly rural Beckwith Township. Beckwith Township has scored a touchdown with this book.”
Review by Robert More
“Beckwith Then and Now, Celebrating 200 Years is a glossy, full-colour sampler of the commerce, community and citizens of Beckwith Township. Carefully selected vintage and modern photographs, salted with facts, family stories and time tested recipes through the seasons make this a book you will look at often. Intriguing taste delights are promised with recipes from CPR Plum Pudding, Old Country Bannock, Maggie’s Mystery Cake and an Elephant Stew that will serve 3800 people. Stories of the Derry, the Church of the Cross Keys, St. Fillan’s Crozier, an historic grandfather clock as well as facts about rural schools, cheese factories, stone quarrying and harvesting ice blend in this handsome keepsake book – preserving the history for the next generations as time pushed onward.”
Review by Claudia Smith – well know Lanark County Historian, author of recently published Barns A Reflection of Changing Times
What a wonderful journey it was! A walk through the pages of time as we traveled on paths first walked by early settlers, and lived their stories so beautifully told in BECKWITH THEN AND NOW. Then to be brought into today’s world with happenings that have made the township of Beckwith what it is today, is a finely crafted accomplishment for those who put this remarkable book together. Faces we know, and faces brought to life from another time, make this book one to cherish and enjoy time and again. Recipes long forgotten, give an added dimension to this wonderful book that should have a place of honour in every homestead of this remarkable place we call Beckwith.
Review by Mary Cook.