Richard Knox was born on December 28th, 1927 to the parents of William and Ann Knox in Heatherdale. William and Ann arrived on PEI in 1927 on the ship Metagama from Ireland. They resided in Heatherdale for eleven years before moving to Valleyfield. William and Ann had six children: Isabella, Thompson, Lily, Richard, Robert and James. Isabella was born in Ireland in 1919 and was the only one in her family who wasn't born on the Island.
Tea Parties were a very popular social event in the Cardigan community. It was seen as a chance to develop romantic relationships as one got a chance to meet with people in the community and surrounding areas. People would attend from all over the area from as far away as Souris. The tea parties would run for most of the day until the evening. There would be music provided and lots of food.
This is a picture of the end of the line of the evaporator. This is the syrup that was sap, and is being drained into a bucket awaiting the next step. The syrup looks very dark because some of it is the good syrup and some of it is the sappy syrup that still has to be boiled again. They use a sort of cloth filter to strain the syrup into a bucket. The clothes pins hold the filter in place.