Renfrew Street Pakenham 1906 after the storm- Bill Bagg Collection
Aug 21, 1906
This town and vicinity was visited with heavy rains which began falling about noon and continued with brief intervals during the day. The rainfall being the heaviest known for years was accompanied by electric storms with the lightning being particularly sharp.
Although no great damage was known resulted in the immediate neighbourhood word reached here this morning that Mr. W. Bradford, age 65, of the Township of Darling, brother of Mr. George Bradford, of this town and postmaster of White was struck by lightning yesterday and killed. Further particular, however, are wanting except it was known that he was struck by a bolt lightening while sitting reading a newspaper at his home at half-past three yesterday afternoon during the severe electrical storm.
There was a nice rain fall and some lightning here yesterday afternoon in the town and immediate vicinity but there was no unusual downpour, but to the north and west, a few miles distant the fall was exceedingly heavy. No damage has been reported. The parched pasture land will be much benefited.
This photo came from the late historian and antique collector Bill Bagg, but we have some questions and hopefully one day we will find out where it really was.
Adam Armstrong disagrees with the location
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This picture can’t be Pakenham.
Adam.. this was from Bill Bagg’s collection and someone had written on the back a very long time ago. All I got for ya..:)
I agree. This can’t be Pakenham. I grew up in the house at 37 Margaret Street in Pakenham. The last house. Renfrew Street and Margaret Street would have connected at our house if there wasn’t a ridge. Looking up Renfrew Street from my house to the Hwy29. Then it continued across the highway up a huge hill going up to the Catholic Church. I am not sure where this picture was taken.
Thanks Sue I will add this to the mystery 🙂