Monday, 25 April 2016

Kinloss Community Club Account Book

Kinloss School operated south of Reston in Albert Municipality as a school from 1898 to 1961 but more than just an educational institution, it was the center of the Kinloss Community.  Merle Cassell Boulton in the picture above taught there in the mid forties but the records of the Community Club show she was also secretary for many years afterward.  

It is interesting to look back at the income and expenses carefully recorded and itemized.  

The letter on the left was attached to the scribbler and a month later, the Kinloss club contributed $8.00 for the worthy cause.  This plaque is likely the same one that hangs in the Memorial Theatre in Reston today.

At the bottom of the account book page above is noted the purchase of 36 cups and the charge bill and paid receipt were kept with the book as well.  Eleven and a half cents each!  I am picturing ones like this, are you?  

Above photo of E.H. Berry Ltd in Reston found online at McKee Archives here

The above entry shows the dance in April of 1950 was sponsored by Randy's Dad, Eddie Boulton and good friend and neighbour Donald Curtis. Sixty-six years ago!  I'm glad the book survived as a record of those days from the past.  If only it could talk!

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