With a strong family tie to Tubtown otherwise known as Belfountaion in Ontario, the inspirations for Tubtown, The Shop Around The Corner came directly from the history of Lydia House who was born and raised in this hamlet which I am proud to say was my Grandmother.
Offering an array of goods, this shop is unlike any other. Enjoy handmade bath and body products, garden ornaments or the vast array of the other items. Come find that gift for that special someone or simply browse and take it all in.
Lydia Herminia House was born June 26, 1896 to John House and Jenny McLeod of Belfountain Ontario. She was born on a farm just outside of the town on Bush Street, all that remains is the silo today.
The family moved into town and lived in the house that is located on the hill at the corner of Pinnacle Street beside the ice cream parlour.
Lydia is from a family of four brothers and one sister (Alan, Carlton, Lewis and John, sister was Myrtle). She was the last survivor of the Blair-McLeod clan that immigrated to “Tubtown”.
She later married Albert Ernest Crowe June 26, 1920 and resided in Bridgenorth, Ontario until her death in 1995 in her 99th year. She had one daughter Myrtle Beatrice Crowe (Burns) who passed in 1982.
She was a Grandmother of four; Patrica Ann, Janet Mary, Johnny Albert and Bonny Gale. Great Grandmother of John Edward, Sarah Anne and Erica Louise.
What a GREAT Inspiration she was……….I dedicate this site to the two most important people that I shared by life with……My Grandmother and my Mother.