By Bruce Holland, Publisher
Scott Manor House in Bedford recently hosted the 100th Anniversary Brenton Trophy Quoits Tournament. It was indeed a pleasure to attend this historic event to witness the presentation of a trophy that was once thought to be long gone.
In 1923 Robert Brenton, a member of the Nova Scotia legislature, donated a trophy for the annual Quoits competition. In 2017 Kearney Lake resident Hazel McLeod found the trophy which had laid hidden for almost a century. The following year local Heritage Groups began competing for the trophy again. This year marks 100 years since Robert Brenton’s trophy was first awarded to the winning team in 1923 – Bedford. This year teams from Waverley, Bedford, Fairview, and Rockingham competed for the trophy. The victor this year was the Team from Fairview.
It was a pleasant afternoon with refreshments and treats for the competitors and their fans. A game much like washer toss or ring toss, Quoits seems to be making a resurgence and it could not be happening at a more beautiful location. Scott Manor House is a beautiful museum, full of memorabilia from days gone by. Like most of the volunteer run, beautiful little museums in and around Halifax County, you can get lost there for hours discovering our rich history!
Credit to Devonna Edwards