Rockingham Heritage Society’s Autumn Walk

I am so happy that I had the chance to attend the Rockingham Heritage Society’s Autumn Walk this past Sunday.

The walk was led by Sharon Ingalls, a member of the Society, and began at the bottom of Kent Street. Immediately as the walk began, we learned many interesting facts about the history of Rockingham. Along the trail, the society members pointed out the many landmarks, each of which were very interesting.

The Rockingham Heritage Society is working hard in their initiative to have the former Wentworth Estate in Prince’s Lodge nominated as a National Historic Site. From 1794-1800, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward the Duke of Kent designed and created what is possibly the only example of British Landscape Gardening in Canada.

It was a pleasure to walk with such a wonderful group of people and share in the many stories that were told. A special thank you to Sharon Ingalls and Glenn Taylor for leading this wonderful event.

I would also like to congratulate the Society for putting up the Historical Rockingham signs around the community to further educate our constituents of the rich history right here in Clayton Park West.

I had such a wonderful time at this informative event, and I am already looking forward to the next one!