Our program tonight is called, “Down Memory Lane.” We have asked Guy Winch, Joyce Blow and Malcolm Allen, three longtime South Hero residents, to take us down memory lane with stories that related to pictures we could find--and some stories that don’t have pictures--We are hoping that you all will contribute any tidbits that you know of as pictures are shown or topics that are discussed by our panel.
Guy Winch lives on the corner of Rte 2 and Hill Rd. --he is married to Barbara. Their house, at one time, was where the telephone operator switchboard was located. His mother was a teacher at the Hill Street School which is now an apartment building. His son Kevin and his wife live on Hill Street in the same spot where Guy’s mother lived. Guy attended High School at The Old White Meeting House--currently called Grannie’s Attic.
Joyce Blow lives on Lakeview Rd with her husband Henry. They raised 7 kids in that house. Joyce grew up in South Hero. She attended the Hill Street School and the Old White Meeting House for high school too.
Malcolm Allen lives on Rte 2. He and his wife Nancy raised their daughter Bonnie there. Malcolm attended the Hill Street school and he went two years to high school at the old White Meeting House and two years to Burlington for high school. Malcolm had a towing business in town for over 60 years where he was well known for solving many of the wreckage conundrums that others couldn’t solve.
I’d like to thank Paige and Morgan Brownell, our wonderful Junior Historian members who do a wonderful job helping with the pictures.