Jim Donaldson giving a brief history of the railway and the beginnings of Hickson.Don Lazenby speaking about the beginnings of the Hickson Trail CommitteeRibbon cutting officially opens the newly expanded Hickson Trail. Left to right are Addison Bond, Oxford County Warden David Mayberry, Neil Chorpitta of Sawmill Lane Lumber & Milling, Kate Henderson from Farm Credit, Jim Donaldson, Don Lazenby, Chair of the Hickson Trail Committee Ross Campbell, East Zorra-Tavistock Deputy Mayor Maureen Ralph, and Keaghan Bond.Grand Opening Cakes by Ana Ritsma of Tavistock.Many well wishers at our event.Excellent display by Shonna Ward with many historical photos.
After a lot of hard work the first major sign is up!. Thank you to all who helped make this possible. This sign is the one that sits on the old railway station foundation in Hickson. Come and see it at our Grand Opening, 1 p.m. on Saturday. P.S. there will be cake.
County Road 17 Entrance.Hickson poles installed! Today Perfect Post Hole installed the rest of the posts needed for etiquette signs etc. and farm gate posts. Thank you Perfect Post Hole of Innerkip.
Perfect Post Hole about to install posts at Braemar north entrance to the trail.
This is very near the foundation of the old train station as twice the auger had to be repositioned after hitting cement.
Yesterday, May 24th, Perfect Post Hole of Innerkip arrived in Hickson to install the first set of poles for the major signs on the Hickson Trail.
Each of our two bridges now have a sign that names their sponsors. See the close up for better view of the details. Thank you Sponsors!
Employing a rented gas driven fence post pounder. Easier on the shoulders.