The Puddledock Press Staff in the early 1990s.

The all volunteer staff of the Puddledock Press outside their storefront office in the Hayward Block on Mechanic Street in the early 1990s.

The first issue of The Puddledock Press.

The very first Puddledock Press, Volume 1, Number 1, was published in December of 1979.

Farmington Town Christmas Party

The Town of Farmington used to have a Town Christmas Party. Here is a 1963 ad from the Farmington News.

Fire trucks outside the Station on Mechanic Street

Mechanic Street Fire Station in its hay day. On the left is the 1942 Seagrave Truck which was given to the town by H.O. Rondeau.

An old group photo hanging in the Puddledock Office.

Back: Ned Parker, Delores Bridge, Mary Cloutman, Henry Johnson; Front: Iola Sabine, Lilliam Emerson

Robert's Drug Store Christmas advertisement in 1906.

Robert's Drug Store was a popular spot in downtown Farmington and sold lots of Farmington post cards.

Old Farmington Town Hall

An old photo of the Farmington Town Hall, which is currently the Recreation Center, as it appeared in an issue of the Farmington News.

Fire Destroys the Trafton Block

The Trafton Block after a fire destroyed it on January 15, 1943. The fire damages totaled $50,000.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Farmington Honors its Veterans At Annual Memorial Day Parade

Farmington Veterans Corner

During the Farmington Annual Memorial Day Parade, a commemorative
wreath is cast into the Cocheco River from the Bridge on Main Street. 
 Greetings and a good day to all of our members and those that support us with their efforts and encouragement. We are hoping to see you along the Parade Route on Sunday, May 24th., with the Farmington Memorial Day Parade starting at the Pine Grove Cemetery at 11am.
We are hoping to hold our services with the support of The Carlton Woman's Relief Corp carrying out the major parts at the two locations before we hit the Old Town Hall. They are responsible for the re-dedication of the large monument at the Cemetery that reminds us of a war that tore our states apart. The large monument is in memory and honor of the soldiers that died and served during The Civil War. 

The memorial service with the casting of flowers at the bridge is to honor the memory of those that perished at sea during all wars.

The roll call of those from Farmington that died during the wars is held at the start of the parade with the re-dedication of the monuments and the roll calls will take place before the parade breaks up. It is only fitting that we remember all of those that have served and enlisted through our town. 

Pictured here are World War II veterans Meat Merrill, Carl Worster, Eddie Gray, Geoerge Worster, and Bob Worster,
taken from "Images of Farmington". 
We have had to remember our own losses with services the past two weeks of members that have been laid to rest finally that passed this past winter which reminds us that there have been many changes that we can't change, but only wish to carry on in their memories, so come if you can and support those that are still able to carry on this town's tradition of holding a Memorial Day Parade.

Until next time remember to thank a veteran, no matter when or where they have served. God bless you all and take care.

Gale Grace

Editor's Note:  This is a timely article that was not in the May issue and it will be over by the June issue, so it can only be featured online. -SJF

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Issue is Online and at Distribution Sites Today!

The May edition has been posted on the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is now available for viewing online.

You can view and download and print the issue in color from the Scribd site, if you wish.  The hard copies are now or will be at most of our fine distribution sites in Farmington.  Find it at one of our many fine local Farmington establishments.  Please support these businesses, and tell them you appreciate their carrying the Puddledock Press.

You can view past issues on the Farmington Historical Society's Puddledock Press page.