October 2, 2022

Harvey

Wendy Nielsen Wendy Nielsen
Biography, Show Business, Video

Wendy Nielsen

Wendy Louise Nielsen, ONB, soprano, teacher was born in Harvey. An acclaimed opera, concert and recital singer, Wendy has sung major roles at the Metropolitan Opera and performed across Europe and North America, including engagements at Carnegie Hall and with…

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Briggs & Little This is the oldest woolen mill in Canada, having operated from this very location for over 150 years. It has been rebuilt four times because of fire, yet still it stands as a testament to quality and tradition. At Briggs & Little you get to see the entire process from start to finish. Before your eyes, raw wool, much of it from local farmers, is transformed into brightly coloured yarn. Photo by Steve Rogers.
History, Landmarks

Briggs & Little

Briggs & Little has been the name of the woolen mill located in York Mills since 1916. Previous to that it was called Little’s Woolen Mills, and previous to that York Woolen Mills.  The mill was first started in 1857…

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W.W.E. Smith’s Food Market
Landmarks, History

W.W.E. Smith’s Food Market

William Walter Embleton Smith was born 20 Apr 1839 in Alnwick, England. He died 8 Feb 1886 in Harvey. William opened and operated a general store in the Village of Harvey in 1869, shortly after his marriage. This store remained in…

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Don Messer’s Fiddle
History, Biography, Landmarks, Video

Don Messer’s Fiddle

Don Messer, Fiddler & Composer, 1909-1973. Don, the youngest of eleven children of John & Margaret Messer of Tweedside, NB, began playing the fiddle at the age of five. Two years later he was performing at barn frolics and weddings. As Don Messer…

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