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Auld Kirk

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The Auld Kirk in the Scotch Settlement. The congregation, many of them Scottish immigrants, began gathering in 1822, and a log church was built in 1823. This building was built in 1869. It closed its doors in 1885.

Auld Kirk Anniversary Celebration

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Ladies after cleaning the church for the anniversary service. Back Row: Madie Elliott, Vera MacDonald, Norma Melbourne, Myrtle Calhoun Front Row: Laura Lloyd, Bobbie Hodgson, Muriel Cairns, Joyce Muirhead Children: Jane McNair, Ann Hodgson.

Auld Kirk Cemetery

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  • 1922

The Auld Kirk Cemetery on the 5th Line in the Scotch Settlement marking the final resting place of many early settlers.

Auld Kirk Plaque

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The historical plaque in front of the Auld Kirk commemorating the Selkirk Settlers who moved to West Gwillimbury and helped build this church.

Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board

Auld Kirk Records Tell Story of Pioneer Church

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  • 1958-08-27

Article made from information compiled by Mr. and Mrs. Murray Faris from Auld Kirk records, and is a brief history of the Kirk and Scotch Settlement.

Bradford Witness

Auld Kirk with garage

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  • 1922

The Auld Kirk Church is located on the south half of Lot 8 on Concession 6 of West Gwillimbury. In 1819, a group of Scottish and Irish settlers arrived in Upper Canada, and developed the area known today as the "Scotch Settlement". After the initi...

Bateman, Vira Audio

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  • 1994-07

Audio of an interview with Vira Bateman in July 1994. She is being interviewed by George Jackson. The interview largely discusses the Scotch Settlement and Vira Bateman's life story. See the Related Descriptions below for summary.

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Bateman, Vira Interview

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  • 1994-07

Audio and summary of an interview with Vira Bateman in July 1994. She is being interviewed by George Jackson. The interview largely discusses the Scotch Settlement and Vira Bateman's life story. See the Related Descriptions below for links to audi...

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Bateman, Vira Summary

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  • 1994-07

A summary of an interview with Vira Bateman in July 1994. She is being interviewed by George Jackson. The interview largely discusses the Scotch Settlement and Vira Bateman's life story. See the Related Descriptions below for audio.

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