Celebrating the Festival of the Peaches!

Lately, there has been a steady supply of local peaches at our house and it made me think of this broadside poster.

In 1874, St. James Anglican Church in Port Colborne hosted a Peach Festival complete with lighted grounds and a band. Funds raised by the event went back to the church. It does not mention the specific need for money, but later that year the church did purchase and install a bell. The church had only recently opened in 1867.

This broadside was found in a scrapbook in the Hepburne-Rooth collection in the Brock University Archives -http://dr.library.brocku.ca/handle/10464/5977.

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