Tri-County Heritage Club


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Officers 2022

Chris Talbot

Alex Bosley

Ray Smith

Ross Desjardine

Membership Chair
Ray & Barb Smith



Hank Arnold

Alex Bosley

Eileen Armstrong

John Harris

Jeremy Robson

Katelyn O'Neil

Chris Talbot

Bill Giffin

Bev Hughes


Sunshine Person

Sharyn Fisher



The Tri-County Heritage Club had its beginnings with the Ilderton Centennial celebrations in July 1976.  A group of volunteers organized an historical agricultural display on the fair grounds for this event.  After the celebrations were over, those involved held a meeting to determine if they should form an organization to host a similar event each year.  There was enough enthusiasm to make application to become a chartered non-profit organization.  On March 25, 1977 the Charter for the Tri-County Heritage Club was signed by Sidney B. Handleman, Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations.  On May 26, 1977 the club’s official Letters of Patent for Incorporation were signed and the club officially appointed its Officers.  An agreement was reached with the Ilderton Agricultural Society and the Township of London to use the Ilderton Fair Grounds and Arena to hold an annual show on the second full weekend in July.  This arrangement has continued.



 The club’s motto is:   Help Us Preserve Our Past


The purpose of the Tri-County Heritage Club is:

a)            To hold and acquire artifacts of bygone eras, especially those artifacts used or manufactured for domestic and agricultural purposes;

b)            To maintain a museum as a depository for pioneer relics and artifacts;

c)             To promote public interest in the uses made by the pioneers of various artifacts, in domestic and agricultural use;

d)            To encourage research into the history of the Counties of Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin; and

e)           To encourage the preservation, study and creation of handicrafts of the pioneers of Canada and Western Ontario, and in particular of the said Counties of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin in the Province of Ontario.

Membership (see application form, click here)

Annual Fees:

            $20 per couple.


            Ray and Barb Smith

            R.R. #3 Thorndale, ON  N0M 2P0

            (519) 461-1974



TBC post pandemic.


2010 Show Featured in Old Autos

Click here for a transcript.


Annual Show & Events

2022 July 8th to 10th



Show Contacts:

President – Chris Talbot (519-659-4286)

Secretary – Ray Smith (519-461-1974)

Flea Market – (519-229-8776)



 Mailing address:

Tri-County Heritage Club, 22679 Wonderland Rd. N., R.R. #3 Ilderton, Ontario N0M 2A0


2022 poster







Other Club Events


Harvest Days at

Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario

 Aug 20th & 21st 2022

Threshing, plowing, demonstrations and displays




Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario        

Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario   

Western Ontario Steam Threshers Assoc.           

Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Assoc.       

Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Assoc. Inc.

Georgian Bay Steam & Gas Assoc.                    

Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Club. Inc.

The Bruce County Heritage Assoc.                     

Waterloo County Steam Threshers


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