TIME MACHINE: A Very Handsome Trowel For Ex-Mayor Wolff

Each month, we turn our eyes to publications from Lunenburg County past to bring you excerpts from days gone by.

Excerpted from The Bridgewater Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No 15; September 15, 1903:

Presentation to Ex-Mayor Wolff.

Ex-Mayor Wolff, was the recipient at Middleton Monday of a very handsome and valuable trowel, the gift of the Board of Trade at Middleton, in recognition of the corner stone of the McDonald Consolidated School Building at that place. The ceremony was Masonic and as D. G. M. and acting M. W. G. M., of the order he was selected for the occasion.

The presentation was made by Mr. W. H. Chipman, President of the Middleton Board of Trade, who said:–

“Most Worshipful Grand Master, on behalf of the Middleton Board of Trade, I have very great pleasure in presenting you with this trowel, to assist you in completing the work so auspiciously begun.”

The trowel bears the following inscription :–

“Presented to Augustus J. Wolff, D. G. M., acting M. W. G. M. of A. F. & A. M., by the Middleton Board of Trade, on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the MacDonald Consolidated School Building, Middleton, September 7th 1903.”

The trowel is a handsome piece of work, and is now on exhibition in C. & W. Whitney’s show window.


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