Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Quinte Branch: The Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture

Saturday, January 18 is the date for the Quinte OGS Branch annual Crouse-Wanamaker Lecture, this year What's Beneath Your Feet? by Orland French
"Orland French is a writer and publisher from Belleville who felt he wanted to do the definitive book on what lies under Prince Edward County. This past summer he and his wife Sylvia published a book titled Wind, Water, Barley & Wine that examines the role of geology in the development and settlement of The County. It follows previous similar books on Hastings County and Lennox & Addington County.
Orland is a former journalist and reporter with daily publications such as The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Ottawa Citizen and The Globe and Mail. At the Whig-Standard he was sometimes assigned to stories in the County and he would return to the Kingston newsroom, wondering “what’s really going on down there? Someday I’ll find out.”
He runs a small publishing company called Wallbridge House Publishing that produces history books out of a house which, sure enough, was once owned by the Wallbridge family. He is currently working on a First World War history book based on letters from his Uncle Oscar who was killed at Vimy Ridge. Last fall he and his wife visited northern France and found his uncle’s grave in a military cemetery."

As usual the meeting starts at 1 pm at Quinte West City Hall Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario

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