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Yardley Historical Association Walking Tour – October 17th

A guided walking tour of downtown Yardley will be sponsored by the Yardley Historical Association on Sunday, October 17th at 2:00pm.

The tour will begin at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue. 

Come see how Yardley has changed during the last five centuries.  Yardley Historical Association members Charlie Thomforde and Carole Such will lead a leisurely one-hour walk through the center of Yardley.  The town of today retains much of its original character, and it illustrates how it has changed from a single gristmill on Brock Creek to a thriving, diverse community.

The Yardleyville Bridge, the Delaware Canal, the railroad, runaway streetcars, two competing fire companies, and life in small town America will all be part of the story.

The tour will end at the Old Library by Lake Afton where old photos of the town will be on display and light refreshments will be offered.

A $5 per person donation is requested. Reservations are required. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your mask.

For more information about the tour or other activities of the Yardley Historical Association, call 215-208-1154, e-mail info@yardleyhistory.org, or visit www.yardleyhistory.org.

The Yardley Historical Association ensures the maintenance of the Old Library by Lake Afton and its collections of books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera related to the history of Yardley and its surroundings.

PHOTO CAP: Wist’s Corner at the North Main and West Afton Avenues in the early 1900s. Today it is a Starbucks.  

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