Jane's Walk Brock 2021 (from Home!)
The Blacksmith was an important person in a community before the advent of the car and other modern machinery. Blacksmiths made items out of iron, repaired items and sharpened blades. Farm implements, wagon parts, building materials, cooking utensils, cutlery, hooks and hinges, chains and bells were in their array of tasks.
Ralph Boake had the building built in 1948 and ran a cold storage facility out of the building, called Lakeshore Lockers. Farmers would take their slaughtered meats to the lockers for storage. I was also told that owning a fridge was rare and residents would rent out a locker to keep their food.
A crosswalk is a reminder to those of us with power to look out for the vulnerable people, to respect their right of way, and to let them pass unharmed.. To paint a crosswalk with a Rainbow is to show pride and celebration of local and visiting 2SLGTBQ+ communities.
To participate in Jane’s Walk Brock please consider some of the following options for sending your videos, writings, drawings, or pictures:
Instagram: record a video or snap a photo and tag it with the #JanesWalkBrock hashtag
Youtube: record a video and tag it with the #JanesWalkBrock hashtag
Facebook: post to the Brock Township Jane’s Walk timeline here.
Email: email a story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: drop off your print contributions (hand written, printed, whatever you like) at any Brock Libraries location--we will scan your contribution at put in on the Brock Libraries website.
To follow the contributions to this year’s Janes Walk use the #JanesWalkBrock hashtag on any of the platforms mentioned above, follow the Brock Township Jane’s Walk page on Facebook, or check back to this page!