Letters To The Editor
Come and enjoy an informative talk by Old Blythewood Warden Vince Taylor on some of the conflicts and shenanigans of the early settlers and personalities of the Peel region as told through their letters to the editors of the newspapers of the day.
A letter to the editor is a time honoured way to vent and publicise views on a myriad of topics, some serious, others quite trivial and hilarious. It was no different in colonial times and the early settlers and personalities of the Peel region made full use of this form.
Hear stories in praise of heroism, gripes over minor disputes, personality conflicts and the odd scandal. The newspapers of the day have it all.
You will also have the opportunity to tour the Old Blythewood homestead after the talk. Light refreshments will be served.