Rednersville Expats

Steve Heidt in Nevis is not the first of those who have left Rednersville, and now look back at our website with fond memories. It's always good to hear from friends and neighbours who have moved to faraway places.

The Canadian Antiques Roadshow on CBC

Canada is getting its own version of the popular British series Antiques Roadshow. The BBC show features ordinary people who have their family heirlooms appraised by antiques experts. Viewers tune in to watch how the participants react when they are told their treasures are immensely valuable, or just interesting collectibles. According to the CBC Program Guide:
The Canadian Antiques Roadshow has the same principles as the British and American versions, including well-known appraisers from across the country, but features artifacts and memorabilia held by Canadian people. From thrift store finds to family heirlooms, and from coast to coast, Canadian people share the stories behind their objects, reflecting our diverse and multi-textured culture. Ultimately, the story is as important as the appraisal.
The show's name is a bit of a misnomer, as it's not just about Canadian antiques, actually, as it is about antiques owned by Canadians, or with some other connection to Canada. You'll have to watch and see if anyone you know from the County gets on TV.

The Wayback Times now asks, "What is it?"

When our neighbour on Rednersville Road, Jay Telfer, the editor and publisher of The Wayback Times, started reading our Rednersville Loyalist blog, one regular feature that caught his eye for antiques was something we call "What the heck is this?"

From time to time, we post a photograph of some rare antique or obscure collectible and ask our readers to hazard a guess as to what it is. Anyway, Jay thought that this would be a nice regular feature in his print publication. We thought so too, and agreed to provide The Wayback Times with photographs of interesting items for the newspaper on a regular basis.

This photograph is the first of a new series in The Wayback Times that asks the question, "What is it?" Click on the picture below for a larger photo.

And check out the latest issue of The Wayback Times where they say that the first reader to identify this unusual object, and send the answer to the publisher, gets a one year subscription to their popular bi-monthly newspaper for the antique lover, the traveler and the newcomer to antiques.

Or, if you just want to play along here for the fun of winning without the chance for a free prize, just post your guess in the comments below. To be fair, we won't be giving any hints!