“CHRISTMAS IN AYLMER 100 YEARS AGO” = “DECEMBER , 1909”
-The Brown House hotel at the southeast corner of Talbot/John was just painted a bright red.
-The board of Canadian Canners met in Aylmer under the leadership of David Marshall to finalize the takeover of the Aylmer Condensed Milk Company (later sold to Carnation).
-The main ads in the Aylmer Express were from the stores of Youell and Wrong, Three Farthings, and Christie and Caron.
-The town has decided to invest in a new power plant to replace the one destroyed by the October explosion. Thomas Wooster is the builder and the 100-foot chimney for the plant is up by Christmas.
-The Brandon Shoe Factory, also destroyed by the explosion, is moving to Brantford but another shoe company is negotiating to build in Aylmer.