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LETTER: Looking for Brickton history


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Dear Editor:

 

This letter is a request for help from your readers who may have known the Bezanson family of Brickton, NS, or who are familiar with the history of that community.

I am assembling a book from the writings of Kathleen (Kitty) Crisp of Brickton, in which she describes her childhood and early married years. She makes reference to some of the local businesses in Brickton in her youth and even before her time; the brick factory and the clay pit near it, the apple evaporator and the warehouse, the cooper mill run by her father D.W. Bezanson, and the shingle mill run by her brother, Percy Bezanson. I would like to illustrate her stories in this book, and I would be grateful if, among your readers, there might be people who would be willing to send me photographs of these places.

I was in the Annapolis Valley last week, and made some inquiries while I was there, but pictures of Brickton at the turn of the 20th century have been hard to find. Any help would be very much appreciated; photographs such as these would surely complement Kitty’s writings, which are interesting in their own right. Please send pictures or information to: rmcrisp@nb.sympatico.ca up to December 31, 2014.

 

Sincerely,

Marilyn Crisp

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