In every small town, there are connections to family and friends. Speaking of connections… Neil Allin can trace his family back to the early 1800’s when they arrived from Devon. It’s always amusing to figure out not only who knows who but who is related to who and how. Checking out the Belden Atlas of 1876, we can see where the Perrin farm originated. A garden centre now takes advantage of the fertile land that Perrins plowed back in 1845. The high school is built on the old Turner farm, the original ancestor. The Farrows settled a farm on the fourth concession in 1835. The Rickards are close as well, just down the road.