Campbell house gets new roof


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Repairs have begun on Campbell House at the AW Campbell Conservation Area in Alvinston. The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority board had decided to pull down the home of the man who established the park because it was in poor repair. A number of members of the community were upset with the idea saying Archie Campbell should be remembered for his gift and too much of the community’s history has already been lost. The conservation authority gave a reprieve to see what the community could do. Last week, Steve Cheshire, volunteered to repair the roof to stop further damage from being done. He’s expected to finish the roof this week and then move on to repairing some of the spots around the building which allow raccoons into the building. The fate of the building and whether a community group will take it over, has yet to be determined.