As the Story is told: A history of Morpeth and community

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers III

The Independent The newspaper “The Independent” started publication in 1860. It was published by I.B. Harrison, being a weekly paper appearing every Friday. According to The Independent, dated May 24, 1861, the “Morpeth Market Quotations” were as follows: Fall wheat per bu. $1.00 Spring wheat per bu. .80 Oats per bu. .16 Peas per bu.…

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers II

Can you imagine this round-about poem working as advertising today? This week’s excerpt from “As the Story is Told” is about another ancient Morpeth newspaper. Morpeth Gleaner A copy of this paper dated February 1, 1860 is in the Chatham-Kent Museum. The heading states it contains Literature, Poetry, Agriculture, and General News. Its motto “Not…

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers

This week’s excerpt from “As the Story is Told” (1986) Morpeth Newspapers In the records five different names of Morpeth newspapers appear during the period of 1852 to 1874. Some of these could very likely be nothing more than new ownerships. Excerpts from each of these papers follow. Morpeth Weekly Tribune A copy of No.…

1962 cartoon about stage coach - newspaper clipping

As the Story is Told: Stage Coach

Stage Coach   An important feature of Morpeth’s great days was the Morpeth-Thamesville stage which was established in 1864 after the building of the Great Western Railway. The stage handled passengers, express, baggage and mail for all points between the port of Morpeth and Thamesville. These coaches were anything but comfortable with the travellers being…