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Yardley walking tour looks examines small town

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A guided walking tour of downtown Yardley, sponsored by the Yardley Historical Association, will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, beginning at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 W. Afton Ave.

See how Yardley has changed during the last five centuries. Yardley Historical Association member Charlie Thomforde 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 grist mill 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 refreshments will be served. A $5 per person donation is requested. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

For information, call 215-369-1479, e-mail info@yardleyhistory.org, or visit yardleyhistory.org.


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