And this is the endresult! I wandered around and took a look at the workshop. There are tools hanging on the walls everywhere. And of course with the things he recently made. The working bench is also covered with tools. Yep, this was a place where there is a real blacksmith at work, not just a tourist attraction. I can hear the sounds while I just...more
Let's peek through the window of the post office (which is on the right hand side of the building). Yes, I think it is open! I can see the lady standing at the counter, so lets go inside and send some postcards..... Nooooo, not virtually! That wasn't possible in those days! Just the old fashioned way..... you know, writing down your message with a...more
This is a typical classroom of the 1870's furnished and arranged according to the provincial government plans for schools in this period. The schoolmaster's desk, at the head of the classroom, stood on a raised platform, to allow easing viewing of the students. The schoolmaster considered a blackboard, maps, slates and a bell as necessary teaching...more
I have to say that there are no real danger in this little village. The only real danger is not getting out of the village again! Some of the ladies are yapping so much! They are telling you the story of the village, but they just keep on talking, and talking and talking.... Help, let them stop!!! I am desperately trying to get out of the door,...more
Now I have to warn you for this guy as well (and his coworker!). It is not the fact that he is yapping that much. When you enter the mill they greet you very friendly and tell a little bit about the mill. They absolutely don't talk too much, just about right. But when they do talk, you have to watch out! They are trying to fool you all the time!...more
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There were two men at work when I was there. They were just sitting waiting for the log finish through the sawing machine. We chatted for a quite some time. They told me some more about the sawmill and about the area around Sherbrooke. They were quite fun to talk to, but they were out to fool me! What better to do than fool a tourist, hahaha. Sorry...more
Here is a little bit of history about Sherbrooke village (information is from the Sherbrooke leaflet) :
The French where the first European visitors to Sherbrooke, as early as 1655.
By 1815 the settlement which developed at the head of navigation became known as Sherbrooke, in honour of Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
For years the community prospered, supported by farming, fishing and, above all, by the timber trade. Busy mills produced deal, planks, laths, spars, ships'knees and shingles for the British and West Indian markets.
Then in 1861 the cry of 'gold' was heard and the town became a lively, energetic mining camp. By the 1869 nineteen companies had flocked to participate in the discovery; Sherbrooke boomed. What some called Sherbrooke's golden age lasted about twenty years.
Mining was reactivated in the early part of the 20th centrury, but was never as successful as before. Lumbering continued as a major industry. Until the restoration of Sherbrooke Village, visitors to the area where mainly sportsmen fishing for salmon in the pools of the St.Mary's River.
The Sherbrooke Village Restoration Area was established in 1969 to conserve part of Sherbrooke and depict a typical Nova Scotian village in the 19th century.
Opening times :
Sherbrooke village is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from June 1 to October 15.