A Musical and Historical Narrative of
Scarborough's Colourful Agricultural Past and Pioneers
November 12 1994
Written by Larry Westlake, Like Magic Productions
Some of Scarborough's hardy farm folk that you have just met include: Dr. Duncan McDiarmid; Margaret McCowan Crone; Robert Stobo, a Fair official; Jenny Neilson; Robert Hamilton, a temperance advocate; James McCowan; Tom Martin; Alexander McCowan. The Hon. John Elmsley was an official from the bustling Town of York. Jack Devery would have perhaps been a typical travelling actor of the period.
Most of the historical material used in the script was drawn from primary sources that have been printed in Fairs and Frolics: Scottish Communities at Work and Play by D.B McCowan; James McCowan Family From 1833 by Margaret Heron Carr and the Markham Economist as printed in "Scarborough Historical Notes and Comments". The historical material actually spans several decades. Slides were provided by Bruce McCowan.