A raising - One of those good old fashioned assemblies
of neighbours took place on Wednesday afternoon last in
Elgin Mills. The
occasion of this meeting was to give assistance at the raising of the frame of
the new Tannery to be erected by
Newton, Jr., in place of the Buildings destroyed by fire on the morning
of the 21st of December last.
The crowd was numerous, there being at one time
upwards of 125 present, and everything passed off pleasantly. The new building
will be in size about 84 ft by 54 ft [25 x 16 metres], and two and a half
Newton has a number of carpenters at work and is pushing business ahead,
so that the building may be finished early in June.
York Herald,April 26, 1872