Jason Lichti (right) speaks with East Zorra-Tavistock Fire Chief Scott Alexander following the Remembrance Service at the Legion on Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014. Both men’s ancestors were members of the 168th Battalion, 22nd Oxford Rifles.
In 1914 the village of Tavistock boasted slightly over 1,000 people and four hotels. Henry Ford had just introduced the assembly line operation in his Model T car plant in Detroit, Michigan, and Babe Ruth played his first professional baseball game.
Marva Wisdom came to Tavistock from Jamaica in 1974 and is currently the Director for the Black Experience Project. She is the founding Chair of the Guelph Black Heritage Foundation whose aim is to renovate an historic British Methodist Episcopal Church, associated with the Underground Railroad of Southwestern Ontario.