Drovers and Accidents from MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 PART 5

  Drovers and Accidents from MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 PART 5 by Sam Herbert (1876-1966)   CATTLE DROVERS. In the early days it was quite common to see a herd of cattle being driven along the road on their way to the slaughter house, or to a convenient field adjoining one. TheContinue reading “Drovers and Accidents from MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 PART 5”

Schools from MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 PART 4

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 PART 4 By Sam Herbert (1876-1966) SCHOOLS There were two schools in Leslieville in 1880–the Willow Street school, and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic School. The one I attended was the Willow Street School, at times known as South Park St. School, and Leslieville School. It was a two-roomContinue reading “Schools from MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 PART 4”

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS Part 3

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 By Sam Herbert (1876 – 1966) TRADESMEN In the early ’80s, a firm of three brothers who kept a grocery store on Queen Street near Seaton came through Leslieville soliciting orders, once a week. The following afternoon the groceries were delivered by another of the brothers in aContinue reading “MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS Part 3”

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: Water, Outhouses, etc.

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 (continued) By Sam Herbert WATER SOURCES Our water supply was from a well for drinking purpose, and a large cistern and rain barrels for washing. The cistern was sunk in the ground, the top being slightly above the ground level. It was boarded over, and had a smallContinue reading “MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: Water, Outhouses, etc.”

Samuel Herbert: Background

  Samuel Sydney Herbert, was born October 30, 1834 in Great Coggeshall, near Colchester, Essex, England. His father was an agricultural laborer and the family would have been quite poor. He was still at home in 1851. His older brother, Benjamin, was blind and 15-year old Samuel worked as an errand boy, no doubt toContinue reading “Samuel Herbert: Background”

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 Part 1

MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 By Sam Herbert I would be useless to search for Leslieville on any map of to-day. It simply is not there. A Directory for the year 1871 gives it the following description: Leslieville, a thriving village on the Kingston Road, Township and County of York, named after GeorgeContinue reading “MUD ROADS AND PLANK SIDEWALKS: LESLIEVILLE 1880 Part 1”