Local blogger ponders Weston bone discovery.

Hans Havermann has lived in Weston for more than half a century and writes a blog mainly about mathematics and puzzles. Occasionally Hans turns his powerful mind to local thoughts and happenings such as the Denison Road underpass, his neighbourhood,  and Raymore Park. Like Weston Web, his blog has been going since 2010 and helpfully, articles are accessible by date and title so that readers can comb through the archives. This is a great site if you’re a fan of math and puzzles; an added bonus is the content of local interest.

Once Hans gets his teeth into something, he’s relentless. Sparked by a WestonWeb article on the proposed Wilby Crescent apartments, he wondered why its address is on Wilby rather than Hickory Tree where maps clearly place it. While looking for older maps of the ever changing streets of Weston, he found an article on the above photograph of bones discovered near Weston Road, south of Lawrence and decided to do some digging of his own (yes, I know). As a result of his research, he believes that the site of the bones was not as commonly believed at Weston Park Baptist Church but on a now demolished church property across the street on Bellevue.

You might want to subscribe to Hans’ blog and if you can help in his quest for more information, he’d be very interested.

5 thoughts on “Local blogger ponders Weston bone discovery.”

  1. WPBC originally started with a tent on the south west section of Weston Road & Lawrence, and has had at least one wooden building structure between when the tent was in use and it’s current location on the south east corner of Weston & Lawrence. It is probable that the original church structure was located on the West side of Lawrence.

    1. Chris, thank you for that Borden archaeological site designation number which allowed me to confirm that in fact “no official archaeological investigation of the site has ever been made” making the opinions offered back in 1911 (and still being circulated today) all but worthless.

      I’d be interested in knowing where you got the coordinates. I had assumed that the bones were *underneath* what came to be the Westminster Church School building (roughly 50 ft. by 50 ft.) which was a little closer to Weston Rd. — say 43.69948 N.

    2. I’ve reappraised my position that the bone find was in the foundation for the school. That makes your coordinates bang on. In fact, I think I can now identify (from 1910 and 1913 maps) the two buildings in the 1911 photograph. The gap between them shows some hydro poles on Main St. (Weston Rd.). Thank you, Chris.

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