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Walking Tour thru Yardley’s History

May 17, 2017 12:29 am0 commentsViews: 234
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A guided walking tour of downtown Yardley will be sponsored by the Yardley Historical Association on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m.  The tour will begin at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue.

Come see how Yardley has changed during the last five centuries. Yardley Historical Association member Charlie Thomforde will lead a leisurely one-hour walk through the center of Yardley. The town of today retains much of its original character, and it illustrates how it has changed from a single grist mill on Brock Creek to a thriving, diverse community. The Yardleyville Bridge, the Delaware Canal, the railroad, runaway streetcars, two competing fire companies, and life in small town America will all be part of the story.

The tour will end at the Old Library by Lake Afton where light refreshments will be served. A $5 per person donation is requested.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

For more information about the tour or other activities of the Yardley Historical Association, call 215-369-1479, e-mail info@yardleyhistory.org, or visit www.yardleyhistory.org.

The Yardley Historical Association ensures the maintenance of the Old Library by Lake Afton and its collections of books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera related to the history of Yardley and its surroundings.

Photo above:  Find out which West Afton Avenue house once looked like this on the Yardley walking tour. ■

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