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A message from the Mayor – Understanding our past, planning for the future

Published on April 4, 2019

Did you know that, prior to the arrival of Yarntex/Filtex in 1955, the area bound by Pine, Principale, du Dépôt and the train station, was full of businesses and lodgings and was considered the liveliest neighbourhood in the village?

The evolution of our built heritage in the former railway square, the history of the textile industry on the site and the testimony of many former workers, are all contained in a fascinating report produced by Héritage Sutton.

The research project was financed by the Town of Sutton and the Brome-Missisquoi Pacte rural 2018. The objective is to provide information about the neighbourhood’s past that will help when we come together to reflect on its future. You can find this fascinating report by clicking here (in French only) or a copy can be consulted at the Town Hall during usual business hours.

I will provide updates to citizens regarding the demolition of the buildings as soon as new information becomes available.

Michel Lafrance, Mayor of Sutton

 
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