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Grafton Marking Time - The Grafton Clock Tower

The story below is another extract from one of my local history booklets “As Time Goes By-Grafton’s Fascination with Time-Pieces”,which I wrote and published in 2009, for our Sesqui-Centenary Celebrations of Local Government. 2,823 more words

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A video for my two brothers.

I’ve been working on this for a while after sorting through my parents’ estate and finding a wealth of old photographs I had never seen.


1939 May 8

May 8, 1939

Dear Thelma –

Yesterday the whole clan of Bickweats gathered out in the Grafton to start the season right.  The weather was all that anyone could ask for so a good time was had by all but yours truly.  532 more words

Crews quickly put out fire at townhouse in York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Crews extinguished a fire at the York Crossing Townhouse complex Thursday evening.

Firefighters responded to the 100 block of Souverain Landing at 8:15 p.m. 48 more words


One taken to hospital after trailer fire in York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A trailer fire in the Grafton area of York County sent one person to the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the Loweman’s Trailer Court in the 400 block of Wolftrap Road at 5:45 p.m. 64 more words


Co-workers remember York County woman killed in crash

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Loved ones are remembering the life of a 21-year-old woman killed a crash in York County on Wednesday.

Brianna Werth died after police say she lost control of the car on Hampton Highway near Big Bethel Road. 120 more words


Grafton Marking Time-One O'Clock Time Gun

Last week I led a series of History Walks in our beautiful city. The Friends of Grafton Library organized these as part of the celebrations for the “History Near Me” Festival, which was celebrated throughout the Clarence Valley for the full week. 1,078 more words

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