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NEWS RELEASE              For release Sept. 1, 2007

Seeking memories for Southampton Remembered book

Southampton, Ont., Sept. 1, 2007 -- Volunteers continue to step forward with projects to mark 150 years of Southampton history.

The latest way to celebrate Southampton's 150th anniversary is the Southampton Remembered book.

People are asked to submit vignettes about Southampton life -- stories, poems and memoirs -- to include in the book. These could be memories from "then and now", to correspond with the old and new photos being collected.

As Coordinator Jill Roote puts it, "There's a little Southampton in everyone. We'd like everybody with fond memories to share them with all of us."

To make a contribution, contact: Southampton Remembered, Jill Roote, 519-797-1020,

The big 150th anniversary long weekend is Aug. 14-17, 2008.

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Media Enquiries: Jill Roote, 519-797-1020,



  2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

  A commemorative 16-month calendar titled Southampton, Then and Now, is now for sale. It uses photos and historical captions to contrast how the town used to look with how it looks today. Copies of the 36-page calendar are $20 each at selected stores in Southampton, listed at Proceeds support the 150th anniversary celebrations.

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