13 members of the Montreal Dickens Fellowship traveled to Merrickville for a mini conference
Itinerary: Friday, November 2, 2018
Baldachin Inn, Merrickville
View down St. Lawrence St.
steep stairs lead up to our rooms at the Baldachin Inn
the rooms at the Baldachin have a real Victorian feel
Welcome Reception in Renée's room at the Baldachin Hotel
Renée has the best seat!
Judith gives a talk on Sherry
Judith offers everyone a glass of Sherry
Supper at the Goose and Gridiron Restaurant
Chicken Pot Pie
Liver and Onions
Fish and Chips
Bangers and Mash
Itinerary: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Breakfast at The Village Bean Coffee House
Meeting held at United Church of Merrickville
Renée presents a song entitled "Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside"
Gail presents: "The History of Ice Cream"
Annette presents: "Eel Pie"
Louise presents: "Victorian Weather Forecasting"
Lila recounts memories of her youth in Merrickville
Lunch at the Brigadoon Restaurant, Oxford Mills, Ontario
The building, constructed in 1853, by Richie Waugh, was originally used as a general store and post office.
The main dining room has many artifacts and knick-knacks on display
the bar was originally used as store counters in the general store
Several of us enjoyed fabulous roast beef for lunch
We arrived at Almonte for a Dickens Treasure Hunt
Judith is the winner of the "Dickens Trivia Quiz"
Louise is the winner of the "Dickens Illustration Quiz"
Itinerary: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Ellie presents: "Dickens and Broadstairs"
Sylvia presents: "The Evolution of Luggage"
Judith presents: "Dickens and Switzerland"
Janice presents: "Dickens and the Geranium"
Charlotte presents: "Victorian Photos"
Lise presents: "Dickens and Christmas"
Carly presents: "Dickens and Montreal"
The members gather for a group photo
Lunch at the Goose and Gridiron Restaurant
Merrickville Historical Society Presentation by Michael Whittaker
Michael takes us on a mini walking tour of Merrickville
My Vintage Revamped is one of the unique stores in Merrickville
Owner Tammy Best is a creative jewelry designer who preserves memories by upcycling vintage, antique and heirloom treasures into modern jewelry and home decor items. She specializes in silverware and broken china.
Everyone had a wonderful time. Time to return to Montreal