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Hosted by the Dalkeith Historical Society, Photoville is all about pictures and memories. (Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand)

Photoville, where pictures, memories and stories meet

Hosted by the Dalkeith Historical Society, Photoville is a special event where memories come in many forms.

Picture of a women’s ground hockey team from 1917.

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the whole of the Robertson Clark building’s (the oldest public building in the area) cozy interior was covered in vintage pictures, articles, clothing and items, effectively transforming the historical site into a museum.

Surrounded by this surreal setting, those present got to listen to key speakers, watch vintage movies, trade stories and share food.

“I got the idea for Photoville from reading The New Yorker,” said Frances Fraser.

“They do it on a much grander scale, but I thought : ‘everybody loves photos!’.”

The day was kickstarted by a special presentation by Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon, on Cornwall’s House of Refuge.

“It was a poorhouse in Cornwall. I talked about some of the inmates, shared the stories of the people who stayed there. It’s my ‘go-to’; one of my favourite subjects,” said Lauzon.

Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon (left) with Dalkeith Historical Society member and event organizer Frances Fraser. (Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand)

Lauzon’s presentation was clearly the mirror of Photoville’s goals  – to value the past, no matter what it may be, and treasure what it has contributed to our lives today.

More information on the Dalkeith Historical Society can be found on their website, at dalkeithhistory.com.

Anyone wishing to know more about Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon, and her projects can visit cornwallslittlehistorian.com.


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Built in 1876, the Robertson Clark building is a museum unto itself, but Photoville definitely brought a little something extra.
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