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)

 

 

While driving west of the City of Brantford along old 53 highway (formerly the “Burford Road”) now known as Colborne Street, you will come to the community of Burford, which is one of few communities in Ontario that can boast of being over 220 years old. In fact, Burford is one of the oldest centres of habitation in the interior of South-western Ontario and the oldest Euro-American settled community within the County of Brant. Burford’s history dates back to the year 1793

 

 

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"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 a satellite BURFORD of OLDE and its history

as seen through the eyes of the ancient Mightyoak:

 

A place to exhibit the life's work and research of

local historian Clayton J. Barker

 

 

  

 

 

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ABOUT

THE AUTHOR

 

 

 

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 surviving building from the 1812 era, 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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Contact: mightyoak@burford.on.ca

 

 

Copyright  © 2003-2014  by  Clayton John Barker,  all rights reserved