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Roach's Pond Ballfield
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Roach's Pond Ballfield off Herring Cove Road, Halifax,NS>
parking co-ordinates...n 44 35.723 W 063 35.955
In 1845 Edward Roche, from County Cork, Ireland, purchased land on the Herring Cove Road in Spryfield on which he set up a working farm. Three generations of the Roche family contributed to Spryfield’s economy over the next 100 years. Roche’s Pond, which bordered the family farm, was named for this family.
Richard Roche, the youngest son of Edward and Elizabeth, was born about 1858. He remained on the farm in Spryfield and married Theresa Cecelia Doyle. Richard died 19 Dec. 1913 in Spryfield and is buried in Mount Olivet cemetery. Theresa died in 1952. Their sons Edward and Frank (Francis Richard) continued to run the family farm in Spryfield. Edward was a carpenter and, like his uncle, Thomas Roche, was active in his community, serving as Overseer of Roads and representing Spryfield on the Board of Health. He died 3 Jan. 1950 at the age of 42 years. He is buried in Herring Cove. Frank, during the 1920s and 1930s, operated Roche’s Dairy from the farm in Spryfield. Frank served as County Councillor for Spryfield and died 16 Jan. 1965, age 54 years. He is buried in Gate of Heaven cemetery. The ball field recognizes thier contribution to the economy of Spryfield.( Thank you to Iris Shea for the background information)
The cache is small, located between the ball field and the Mac Intosh Run, winter friendly and suitable for trading lapel pins. 5m accuracy when I took the cords
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Last Updated: on 7/15/2018 5:53:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:53 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum