My Uncle Royal Houghton

My Uncle Royal Houghton

By Walter Houghton A person who was my hero and I always looked up to was my Uncle Royal. When the war ended the most memorable thing for me was going to White River Junction with my grandparents to meet his train. I still remember that old Boston & Maine...
Marshmallow Can

Marshmallow Can

By Karole A. Thompson Messier My mother, Ruhie Carpenter Thompson sold the Thompson Tavern (now Doyle Apartments) to Percy Solger. At the request of Mr. Robert Sharpe, my mother went to manage the Bridgewater Drug Store in the early 1940s where she remained for nine...
Military Funeral

Military Funeral

World War II Homecoming 1946 By Royal Houghton After World War II in 1946, Bridgewater’s  Geno-Roberson American Legion post was asked to do a military funeral for a boy killed in the war in Europe. He came from Plymouth VT. ( I can’t remember the soldiers...
Dynamite Cave

Dynamite Cave

By Charles Astbury  This story happened in the late 1940s. I’m some ten years old, born on a Bridgewater, side hill, one horse farm which could no longer support a family. My father worked on a nearby operating dairy farm and also worked our smaller farm to feed...
Things to do in Bridgewater

Things to do in Bridgewater

By Walton E. Houghton The Union Hall on the upper end of the village was the entertainment center for the town. In the early days there was an old movie projector up stairs and movies were shown there. Gramp stored it in his barn for years. The last time I saw it, was...
Church

Church

By Walter E. Houghton   From my earliest memories until I left town for the Air Force, Bridgewater Congregational Church was always an integral part of my life. There is a photo of the church being painted around 1946 and the little guy dressed in a sailor suit is me!...