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    Finds from the 1848 Church Site *NEW PICTURES OF THE CHURCH ADDED*

    Greetings Friends!

    I've had my eye on this location for the past year, ever since the old church was torn down. The church that I remember standing here was built in 1863. This was the third church and the last one to stand at this location since 1848. The first church was built of logs in 1838 and was built a short distance down the road. There were a number of out buildings that stood just east of the second church, though they were long gone by the time I moved to the area. The red brick 1863 church was demolished in December 2010.

    I started by finding a lot of heavy ferrous iron, like the wood burning stove leg and part of a metal plate . . . possibly from the same stove! Lots of square nails, pieces of an English porcelain cup and an old horse shoe with 8 or 9 nails still attached to it! My favourite find on this short 2 hour hunt . . . you guessed it . . . the 1959 Coca-Cola bottle. It cleaned up really nice too!

    Thanks very much for looking and best of luck to all on your hunts!

    Kedron Church Site

    This was the third church built to serve the spiritual and social needs of this community over a period of 164 years. This is how Kedron's first church, built in 1838, may have looked . . .

    In 1863, the third church was built on the corner across the road, a very fine red brick building for that time. We know the size and shape of this church building because it is still there. (As of 2008 anyway) What did the inside of this church look like? It had only one room, with a wood burning stove as you entered at the south end. Stove pipes stretched along the ceiling to a chimney at the other end of the church, throwing out heat all the way.

    Along the north side of the churchyard was an open shed where horses could be stabled.
    The enclosed shed built at right angles to this shed was a major improvement added in 1919.

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    Antiquarian - a person who collects and studies antiquities or relics of the past.

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    Re: Finds from the 1848 Church Site

    Very good research, and it looks like you're finding some goodies.

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    Hi Antiquarian,
    Nice finds there, research almost pay of every time, are you finished with the site or can we look forward to more?

    I love the Coca-Cola bottle, as you said very nice condition!

    When you just pulling up pulltabs or junk, you know your gonna hit something else soon!

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    Re: Finds from the 1848 Church Site

    Your research is going to pay off in a big way.
    We both got those George VIs the other day, Today we both get Cola bottles.
    (Mines a 'Pepsi')
    I got a feeling you will hit that jackpot before long!
    Best Digs!
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfinder

    Very good research, and it looks like you're finding some goodies.
    Thank you very much sfinder! The hunt has just begun, will post any further interesting finds . . . no more horse shoes I promise!

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by The Swed Hunther

    Hi Antiquarian,
    Nice finds there, research almost pay of every time, are you finished with the site or can we look forward to more?

    I love the Coca-Cola bottle, as you said very nice condition!
    Greetings Swed Hunther

    I had quite a bit of time to research this site prior to getting permission from the current owner. I am under pressure to get this site done because to property is scheduled for commercial development later this year. The only are that I've hunted so far, you can see it in the second picture of the church with the wooden building attachment on the rightside. I've only hunted in that "rightside" area so far. I have a feel that most of the communities functions took place in the area in front of the church, which is where I'll be hunting next.

    Here's a bit of information about some of the events that took place at the church over the past 150 years. I know Canada isn't near as old as Sweden, but we're proud of the history we do have.

    "Now let us consider the other structures in the picture and in the model. Along the north side of the churchyard was an open shed where horses could be stabled. The enclosed shed built at right angles to this shed was a major improvement added in 1919. This addition made possible a great many more activities. The highlight of the year was the annual church anniversary in June with special afternoon and evening services on Sunday, and the anniversary supper on Tuesday. For this occasion tables and chairs stored in the shed were scrubbed and arranged for the supper. For many years Mrs. Fletcher Werry's wood-burning kitchen range was disconnected and set up in the shed for these suppers. When the Werry’s bought a new stove the old range was given to the church. Water was brought from home in milk cans and heated in copper boilers. There would be several seatings for a supper of cold meats, salads, pies and tea. One year Doris Lee organized a hot chicken pie supper with women cooking chicken pies at home and bringing them to the church just in time for serving.

    After dinner everyone would gather at the south end of the shed where there was a portable stage and two dressing rooms for putting on plays or concerts. There was a tradition for churches in the area to attend and perform at each others anniversary suppers. Kedron's Adult Bible Class produced a play each year from 1915 to 1931. They would put it on at Kedron, and then at neighbouring churches. One play was performed fourteen times. Proceeds from these plays, as well as from other fund raising activities, like the sale of quilts made by members of the Women's Association, were set aside in a "Building Fund" to enlarge the church at some future date.
    There was a great need for such expansion. The enclosed shed could be used for social gatherings in the summer time but that wasn't very satisfactory because farmers had more time to get together in the winter."


    Thanks for your interest,
    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by steelheadwill

    Your research is going to pay off in a big way.
    We both got those George VIs the other day, Today we both get Cola bottles.
    (Mines a 'Pepsi')
    I got a feeling you will hit that jackpot before long!
    Best Digs!
    Thanks Herbie! I feel like there's something really special out there on one of these sites, but I just haven't found it yet! Like everyone else though . . . I have to "pay my dues first".

    Dave

    How does that Pepsi bottle look? Pepsi was always good at putting the date the bottle was made on the bottom.
    Antiquarian - a person who collects and studies antiquities or relics of the past.

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    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Re: Finds from the 1848 Church Site

    Keep at it... The coins will start turning up
    God Bless...

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    I really like the drawings of the site ... very pleasant and reminds me of the old cowboy movies.
    Nice Coke botle..
    H
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    There is something good in your "very" near future. Perhaps on your next trip there.

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    Wow that is much info!
    I can imagine that when they did dress maby they drooped jewelry's or coins, and so on.
    And they did sell the food the made? If so money has been around, i think that is a goooood site!

    You shall be proud over you history, as you say, i think Ive heard one lady say, age doesn't matter?

    When you just pulling up pulltabs or junk, you know your gonna hit something else soon!

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    Nice post Dave ! I think there is more to find there as well ! And whats wrong with posting horseshoes ! I love finding them ! MaineRelic
    MaineRelic.

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    I think the horse in the pic lost its shoe

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    May the Lord watch.
    Between me and thee.
    While we are absent.
    One from the other.
    Amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wldbil

    Keep at it... The coins will start turning up
    Thanks Wldbil I'm heading back tomorrow, I'll post anything of interest.

    HH,
    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by HISPAN

    I really like the drawings of the site ... very pleasant and reminds me of the old cowboy movies.
    Nice Coke botle..
    H
    Thank you Hispan. I really like these types of pencil drawings as well, they remind me of the way artists use to portray places prior to the invention of photography.

    Have a nice weekend H,
    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick (Nova Scotia)

    There is something good in your "very" near future. Perhaps on your next trip there.
    Hello Rick!

    If I can only have one quarter of the luck that you seem to have I'd be very happy!

    Thanks,
    Dave
    Antiquarian - a person who collects and studies antiquities or relics of the past.

    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Swed Hunther

    Wow that is much info!
    I can imagine that when they did dress maby they drooped jewelry's or coins, and so on.
    And they did sell the food the made? If so money has been around, i think that is a goooood site!

    You shall be proud over you history, as you say, i think Ive heard one lady say, age doesn't matter?
    That's a very good point Swed Hunther, "when they did dress maby they drooped jewelry's or coins"! I never thought about that. I will be heading back to the site tomorrow and will let you know if I find anything.

    Happy Hunting to you,
    David

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineRelic

    Nice post Dave ! I think there is more to find there as well ! And whats wrong with posting horseshoes ! I love finding them ! MaineRelic
    Thanks buddy! I love this horseshoe also, it even still has the hook on it where it hooked onto the horses hoof. I'm soaking it in vinegar right now and I'll treat it with Ospho tomorrow.

    Take care,
    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by ppratt

    I think the horse in the pic lost its shoe
    Thanks ppratt! But I found this around the back of the church where the stable use to be!

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by spitfire55

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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Re: Finds from the 1848 Church Site *NEW PICTURES OF THE CHURCH ADDED*

    Something good lurks in this killer site. I wish I was there to lend a helping hand.
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