Fitzroy historical society to host Kinburn walk

KINBURN – A lot of the history of Kinburn may be obscured from view, but the town was an agricultural hub for many in the area, and the Fitzroy Township Historical Society (FTHS) will uncover that history with a talk and a walk on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The FTHS are hosting a Historical Walk of the Village of Kinburn Sunday starting at the Kinburn Community Centre at 1 p.m.

“Donald Johnston will give a brief history of the village followed by an optional walking tour of Kinburn,” FTHS member and event organizer Jim Armstrong told West Carleton Online.

Participants are asked to meet in the general purpose room of the community centre for the oral history talk. After the talk, participants can go for a walk.

“It is a tour of a bustling town of buildings that aren’t there anymore,” FTHS member Pat Tait told West Carleton Online. “The Orange Hall, The Eastman Block, The Egg Grading Station, The Continuation School, The Railway Station, and many more.”

Following the walk, it’s back to the community centre to look at some historical photos and enjoy some refreshments. There is no charge for this event, but donations will be fondly welcomed.

Organizers ask you please call or text Jim Armstrong at 613-292-6791 or e-mail him at if you are interested in attending.