100 years ago, 1922: It was announced this morning that the Sun Shipbuilding Company was awarded a contract to repair the 12,300-tonne tanker JN Pew, which was damaged in a gas explosion on November 11, while the vessel was in drydock. More than 20 companies insure their ships, and last week in Early Art we did a survey to find out how much it would cost to replace bent or battered plates and restore wireless. confirmed. , restores the ship to its original shape.
75 years ago, 1947: In a sign of a complete reversal from his initial indifference, Chester opened his arms to the Freedom Train yesterday afternoon, and a steady stream of visitors throughout the night helped the city rank fifth in total attendance. Ranked in. By 10:00 p.m., when the last guest, tired and awed, stepped out of the red, white, and blue streamliner, the Marines surpassed his 11,000.
50 Years Ago, 1972: The Delaware County Public Assistance Commission at Chester’s 12th and Crosby Streets was struck early this morning by two alarm fires of suspected origin in a single-story brick records room before 5:30 a.m. suffered great damage. No one was injured as the flames went out of control for about an hour. However, preliminary indications are that about 28,000 case records have been destroyed and will need to be replaced.
25 years ago, 1997: A controversial proposal to impose a 1 percent earned income tax in the Chichester School District is being reconsidered. At the school board meeting this week, questions were raised about the proposed tax affecting residents of Upper and Lower Chichester, Trainers and Markus Hook. I’m not proposing, I’m proposing to start a discussion with the public.
10 years ago, 2012: Honeycomb UAME Church recently celebrated its 160th anniversary with several special services and a banquet at the Concordville Inn. Middletown Church, so named because it was built using honeycomb-like stone, was founded in 1852 by her five women and her four men. Its origins date back to around 1850-51 when prayer meetings were held in private homes in the area. The nine founders acquired a piece of land in a small valley at the end of Van Leer Avenue off Barren Road on February 2, 1852 for $12.
— Colin Ainsworth