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County notables help history come alive in Glenwood Cemetery walking tour

Adam Bramburger aka hockey sensation Arthur Despard slumbered until awakened by the tour's arrival, told his story and cast the puck.

Adam Bramburger aka hockey sensation Arthur Despard slumbered until awakened by the tour’s arrival, told his story and cast the puck. – Alan R. Capon photos

About 75 guests visited the graves of county notables of yesteryear and watched local thespians bring their stories to life during the Bid Time Return walking tour at Glenwood Cemetery, Sunday.

Don Roberts in the role of Richard Hadden, early Picton merchant.

Don Roberts in the role of Richard Hadden, early Picton merchant.

Celine Papizewska aka Ekaterina Pushkin.

Celine Papizewska aka Ekaterina Pushkin.

Under brilliant sunshine of a warm, autumn day, highlights included Celine Papizewska playing Ekaterina Pushkin and singing a Russian song. Hospice Prince Edward president Birgit Langwisch portrayed Lillian Boulter and Prince Edward County’s top soldier, 93-year-old George Wright played the role of John (Jack) Guest, a veteran of the Boer War and First World War and one of the first presidents of the Picton Legion.

Don Roberts played Richard Hadden and Terry Sprague had the role of William Windeat, Picton’s “eccentric old man”. Adam Bramburger was hockey sensation Arthur Despard.

Guitarist Ken Hudson played throughout the tour and Roberts also sang.

Five staff members from Campbell Monument took part in the tour. President Gary Foster lead the tour as Thomas Bog, a leading citizen of the town and a veteran of the Fenian Raids. Other staff thespians included Mary Martin, Sammy Samosa, and Patricia Sullivan. Etching artist Peter LeBaron played the cello with LVB Strings.

Costumes for the tour were provided by the Mt. Tabor Playhouse. They day raised $460 for Hospice Prince Edward.

Campbell Monument staffers from left, included tour leader Gary Foster, (Thomas Bog), Patricia Sullivan (Cora Colden, early caretaker at Glenwood), Mary Martin (Letitia Youmans) and in foreground, Sammi Samosa (Mrs. Elizabeth Earle) mother of pilot Wallace Earle who was killed in the first world war.

Campbell Monument staffers from left, included tour leader Gary Foster, (Thomas Bog), Patricia Sullivan (Cora Colden, early caretaker at Glenwood), Mary Martin (Letitia Youmans) and in foreground, Sammi Samosa (Mrs. Elizabeth Earle) mother of pilot Wallace Earle who was killed in the first world war.

Ken Hudson played during the tour.

Ken Hudson played guitar throughout the tour.

 

 

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