A HISTORY OF

YE OLDE GEOGRAPHIC TOWNSHIP OF BURFORD

ONTARIO, CANADA

 

www.Burford.on.ca

Compiled by Clayton J. Barker

 

 

("The Lone Oak," sketch Copyright 2011-2014 by Clayton Barker)

 

 

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.

Hal Borland

 

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"Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come."

Karen Joy Fowler

 

 

 

"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth..."

Hermann Hesse

 

 

 

 

- WELCOME -

To my cyber satellite BURFORD of OLDE and its history

as seen through the eyes of the Mightyoak:

 

A place to exhibit the life's work and research of local historian Clayton J. Barker

 

 

His interests over the years include:

 

        Burford Township Historian / Researcher

- Subjects -

 

 

       Published Local Historical Author and Columnist

- Books -

- Papers -

- Magazines -

- Newspaper Articles-

       Olde Tyme Fiddler

- Fiddling -

       Built Heritage Specialist

- Buildings -

 

        Dowsing

 

        Historical Illustration Hobbyist: Pen & Ink, Watercolour, Acrylic

- Pictures -

 

 

        Avocational

Archaeology

 

 

 

 

HERITAGE AWARDS:

 

2013 - Ontario Heritage Trust "Community Heritage Achievement Award" presented by the Mayor of the City of Hamilton, for Clayton's initial role in saving the "Westbrook House," which was the last oldest remaining dwelling located at the site of the last battle fought on Canadian soil against a foreign power ("The Battle of Malcolm's Mill, Nov. 6th, 1814). The building was constructed about the year 1810 in the village of Oakland, Brant County, Ontario. It has now been re-constructed at the Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario.

 

2012 - National Achievement Award (Heritage) nomination.

 

2013 - "Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal," presented by His Worship, Mayor Ron Eddy of the County of Brant, for Clayton's life achievement and volunteerism in heritage in and around Brant County.

 

1997 - Ontario Heritage Trust (formerly Ontario Heritage Foundation) "Community Heritage Achievement Award" presented by the (former) Corporation of the Township of Burford for his initiating / inspiring the movement to form an historical society in the geographic Township of Burford, in 1986. (Note: "lighting the wick" is their exact wording)

 

1995 - Nominated for the Ontario Historical Society's "Cruikshank Gold Medal" and "Carnochan Award."

 

 

 

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