Combermere- On April 7, 1952, ten million people tuned in to watch an I Love Lucy episode called “the Marriage License”; it was the first time that a T.V. show had been seen in ten million homes. Ten days later, a less famous marriage license was presented for the wedding of a Combermere man and the love of his life from Three Brooks, Nova Scotia.
You might not have ever heard of Three Brooks, it’s a small community in Pictou County on the Sunrise Trail. People know Pictou as the place you catch the ferry to P.E.I. If you visited Pictou in the second weekend in July, you’d show up in time for the annual lobster fest, a favourite event that draws people from around the Northumberland Shore.
In 1773, Pictou County was where the first Scottish immigrants landed in Canada, arriving aboard the vessel the Hector; a full-sized replica of the ship still sits in the Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou. People in the area are very proud of their Scottish heritage and it shows in the culture of the area. That corner of the world is a beautiful place, where all of the best stereotypes of life in Atlantic Canada can be experienced. Oatcakes, fiddle music and good neighbourly conversation are just a few of the things that make the region lovely place to visit.
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