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Kinkora School Photo 1913-1914
Kinkora School Photo 1913-1914
(Left to Right) First Row: Freddie Gaudet, Emmet McIver, Wilfred Keefe, Linus Mulligan, Johnnie Gaudet, Joseph Mulligan, Bert Ranaghan, John Ranaghan, Charlie Murphy, John D McIver, Pius Trainor, John Keefe, Albert Duffy, Philip Duffy, Raymond Shreenan. Second Row: Zita MacDonald, Elsie Murphy, Edith Keefe, Mae Ranaghan, Margaret Ranaghan, Ethel McCarville, Hilda Shreenan, Florence McCarville, Katie McCarville, Hattie Gaudet, Erna Murphy, Tena McIver, Gertie Trainor, Margaret Trainor, Helen Shreenan, Bernice Shreenan, Tessie Ranaghan, Irene MacDonald, Rose McGuigan, Helen Farmer. Third Row: Edna Farmer, Edna Shreenan, Ada Smith, Clare Gallant, Beatrice Murphy, Mildred Farmer, Irene McCarville, Teachers: Mae Trainor, Storey Hynes, Ernest McCarvill, William Smith, Len Farmer, Alban Farmer, Cyril MacDonald.
Kinkora Tea Party
Kinkora Tea Party
Tea parties were popular social events in the history of kinkora. These parties were held for a number of reasons such as to promote Temperance, as fundraisers for new buildings and the war cause also just for fun. It was never “just” tea served at these events, as many community members attest to there was always “a good spread and lots of entertainment”.
Kinkora War Memorial
Kinkora War Memorial
A monument remembering the men and women who served in the military from the kinkora area was dedicated on Remembrance Day 1992. It is located next to the Community Center in kinkora. Mr. Justice Armand Desroches said during his dedication speech “In erecting this memorial and honouring our war dead and our veterans both living and deceased, we do not glorify war. Rather, we remember what has been done in the name of humanity and for the cause of peace."
Lifetime Membership Banquet
Lifetime Membership Banquet
A banquet was held to award lifetime membership awards to members of the Maple Leaf Senior Citizens Club from the Prince Edward Island Senior’s Fedoration Inc.
Maple Leaf Senior Citizens Club
Maple Leaf Senior Citizens Club
Members of the Maple Leaf Senior Citizen Club after a monthly meeting in the Seniors Room of the kinkora Community Complex. Back Row L-R: Clara Duffy, St. Clair Duffy, Joe Shreenan, Eric Hamill, Irene McCarville, Corona Murphy, Bernnadette Noonan, Kay McCardle, Reg Shreenan. Front Row L-R: Noreen McKenna, Annie Yaskiw, Collet Stordy, Pauline Milligan
Maple Plains School
Maple Plains School
Maple Plains first school was opened in 1865. There was a school was in the community until 1958, when it closed because the students were being sent to larger schools in kinkora.
Mechanical digger
Mechanical digger
One of the first mechanical potato diggers used in Kinkora area to harvest potatoes.
Official Sod Turning
Official Sod Turning
Fire Department members past and present at the sod turning ceremony for the Fire Hall/ Community Complex.
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Two girls stand in front of the old town hall. The hall is the original Catholic Church built in 1849. When the new Catholic Church was built in 1901 it was moved across the street and used as a community hall until the 1960’s.
P.L. Morris Shur-Grain Mill, Kinkora
P.L. Morris Shur-Grain Mill, Kinkora
P.L. Morris Shur- Grain Millj was started in 1946 and soon was buying, crushing and mixing grain to be sold throughout the Maritimes.
Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast
The Fire Departments longest standing and most important fundraiser is the Annual Pancake Breakfast. It is held during the Somerset Festival each year. Fire Department members and their spouses cook and serve the breakfast.

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