Lambton Heritage Museum
Grand Bend, Ontario

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Grand Bend - Our Stories, Our Voice

 

 

Sunday church service for the cottagers at Grand Bend was held in the open. There was a covered stand for the preacher and organist at the foot of a curving hill which formed a natural amphitheatre. There were a few benches but most of the congregation brought their own rugs and sat on the ground. Old Mr. Huston, tall, lean, bald, with a white goatee led the singing, his steel-rimmed spectacles perched on the end of his nose. What he lacked in musicianship he made up in fervour. Gospel Songsheets were used, which included also a few hymns common to all denominations.

 

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