Size: approx. 5" x 5" x 4.5"
Candles is honoured to be able to offer you this line of
Maude Lewisís reproductions. My grandmaís
house is about 1/4 mile from where Maude Lewis lived. As
a child I remember passing her house on our summer vacations
to grandmaís and grandpaís house. I never
met her but my mother has many stories about her visits
to Maude and Everttís house. If ever there was a
diamond in the rough it was Maude. Despite her disability
her paintings are bright and convey a feeling of peace,
amusement and joy. It is hoped that this luminary of one
of Nova Scotiaís best known luminaries for years
The bandstand in Chester has been a landmark in the community for over 100 years. Originally located behind the old schoolhouse on Queen street, it was built sometime after the first band was organised in 1873. In 1906 it was moved to the parade grounds. A modern version currently sits on the same location. Sometime after that the bandstand was renovated and a lower pitched roof was built. This bandstand is now located in Lordly Park on Central street. Itís picturesque location makes the bandstand a popular spot for visitors and residents. During the summer the Chester Brass Band still uses the bandstand for the occasional concert.
Chester C's Running
Since the sailing ships brought the first settlers to these shores to the present day, sailing plays an important role in the everyday life of Chester. Originally because of a need of vessels for trade and later because of a need for vessels for pleasure, ship building became a major part of the economy. Even today the local boatyards are important to Chesterís economy. Hundreds of boats where built in Chester over the years with the pleasure yachts gaining a reputation for being fast and beautiful. Part of the Heisler family from Tancook Island, opened a boatyard in Chester in 1924. They designed the Chester ëCí class boats. Their beautiful lines and low profiles make them perennial favourites during the local racing season. Locals and visitors alike are delighted by the sight of these boats with their spinnakers flying.
St. John's Church - Lunenburg
It was June
1753 that the first settlers arrived in a small armada of ships from
Halifax to build a new town at Merliguish, henceforth to be called Lunenburg.
continued to be held in the open until the building of the church the