Village of Lyn

Our Village – A short history of Lyn

by Walter K. Billings My first recollection of Lyn was about the year 1876. Word had come to the farm that the many cords of tanbark piled on what was afterwards the ball grounds was on fire. I was too young to go to Lyn that night and could only stand in our yard and Read the full article…

The General Store in Lyn

The General Store in Lyn was located at 25 Main Street West and was first owned by A. T. Trickey. It was a drug store and also a general merchandise store. A.T. Trickey ran it until approximately 1890 when it was purchased by Mr. Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner did not have a druggist pharmacy license so Read the full article…

Carnival Held on Lyn Rink is a Great Success

From a local newspaper, date unknown:   Lyn, March 12 – A very successful carnival was held on the local ring on Friday evening which attracted a large number of skaters and spectators. Several contests were held and the valuable prizes which were donated by Brockville and Lyn stores were well worth trying for. The Read the full article…

Lyn’s Local Factories

Lyn, October 21st, 1896 (The Recorder Newspaper) Our industries seem to be running about full time. The Last Factory employing about ten hands in turning blocks of hard maple wood into lasts for the Quebec shoe factories to make their shoes on have been running steadily under A.E.Cumming, proprietor. The Lyn Agricultural Works owned by Read the full article…

Lyn – News from the Village

The Athens Reporter and County of Leeds Advertiser Excerpts have been taken from this paper referencing the following hamlet for the years 1884, 1889, 1894, 1895 and 1924 March 28, 1884 – The Breaking of a Dam Floods the Village The Village of Lyn situated five miles west of Brockville is today undergoing all the Read the full article…

Lyn – Elizabethtown’s Largest School

Lyn School   (School Section #7)   The first school house was located in the centre of the village by the creek. It was abandoned for a newer one room brick school at the west end of the Village, across from the present building. It was in use until 1867 when it burned down. The growth Read the full article…