The Acton Monthly, December 2022, p. 8

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PAGE THE ACTON MONTHLY VOLUME |, ISSUE 2 LOOKING BACK The Acton Sree Press. Reported in the Acton Free Press from 140 years ago, December 14th, 1882: The new town hall bell will arrive today. Customs authorities imposed a duty of 80 percent on the bell. Mr. John Lawson, of the 4th Line, Esquesing, sold a pig on Tuesday to Mr. T.H. Harding, which weighed almost 500 pounds. Reported in the Acton Free Press from 95 years ago, December 22nd, 1927: On Christmas Eve, Acton will hold its first Community Christmas Tree. Mr. J.B. MacKenzie had the tree erected with the help of the Hydro officers. The Junior IODE are filling treat bags. The Women's Institute will decorate the tree. Superintendent Wilson is arranging for the lighting of grounds. The Glee Club, the moving spirit in the affair, will lead in singing. Acton Citizens’ Band will enliven the evening. See more of Acton’s history with... VINTAGE ACTON £) Vintage Acton @vintage_acton actonmonthly@gm call Scott at 90. Reported in the Acton ‘ree Press from 60 years ago, December 20th, 1962: TV star and recording artist Cliff McKay delighted the crowd of nearly 300 on Sunday evening when he joined members of the Acton Citizens' Band for an enjoyable concert in the Robert Little School auditorium. News excerpts from Acton Free Press / Dills Collection All Merry & Bright: The YMCA on Mill Street East, along with the rest of the street, was decorated and lit-up for Christmas for all Acton residents to en- joy in December 1958. Photo Credit: Dills Collection Place your ad in The Acton Monthly today! Send an email to, or 91-5947 for more info.

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