Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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August 9, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Aug. 9, 1912

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While driving on Andover Hill on Monday evening about 7:30 o’clock, Miss Bessie J. Sellars lost control of her horse which had become frightened. The animal bolted down School Atreet to Central where Miss Sellars was thrown out. The horse was badly cut and the carriage considerably damaged. The team was taken to the Park Street stables, and Miss Sellars was removed to her home, fortunately uninjured with the exception of a few bruises.

The Playdon flower store in the Arco building will be closed until Sept. 1, and extensive repairs will be made in the meantime.

Work has been started on John V. Holt’s house on Bartlet Street. L.N. Holden of Lawrence is the contractor for woodwork, and Collins & Grosvenor are doing the grading.

Andover Grange is planning for a field day to be held Aug. 29. Arrangements are being made for the party to visit Gregory’s Seed Farm and various other points of interest.

75 Years Ago

Aug. 6, 1937

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Two trucks were badly damaged Thursday afternoon on Chandler Road, when a Jack and Jill ice cream automobile owned by the Simco Trading Company Inc., of Blue Hill Avenue, Boston and a Rolly Transportation truck, of Springfield, came together in a head on collision. The ambulance was sent to the scene and removed the injured men, and the trucks were towed to a local garage. Bushes near the roadway hid the view of both drivers as they neared a corner.

Box 4 was sounded at 6:45 this morning and immediately afterwards Box 52, which called the firemen to the home of Frank Morin on North Street, where a horse had fallen through a scuttle hole in the barn. The animal was rescued after some difficulty, but was not injured.

Fred Sharpe and the Lawrence Metal Ceiling Company have been awarded contracts for painting the exterior of the Ballardvale engine house and for installing a steel ceiling therein. Mr. Sharpe was low bidder on the painting job with $215 for two coats. Only one bid was received on the metal ceiling job, $57.

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