Fairbank Oil 150 years
The Fairbank family is celebrating 150th anniversary this year. John Henry Fairbank started the Oil Business in ca.1861. This is the longest a family has practiced the Oil Business in the world.
                    To commemorate this date, Charles Fairbank donated two windows to The Town of Petrolia depicting the oil heritage of Central Lambton.

 The history of Fairbank Oil has been magnificently rendered by renowned Canadian Stained Glass artist Christopher Wallis.                      
              These beautiful windows were unveiled May 18/2011 at a large reception attended by the public and area dignitaries. On hand for speeches were Robert Tremain Lambton County's General Manager of Cultural Services, John McCharles Mayor of Petrolia, Christopher Wallis, Bob Bailey Provincial MP, Pat Davidson Federal MP and Martin Dillon Petrolia Heritage. Below you will find pictures from the reception and pictures of the windows being installed a week earlier. Also below are some videos of the same.

For more on Christopher Wallis go to page 2 of this pdf "click here"











Charles Fairbank facing Mayor John McCharles and Pat McGee talks to Christopher Wallis.

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This is a very interesting video where Christopher Wallis explains the meaning of the windows

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Charles Fairbank unveils the windows at Victoria Hall reception

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After the unveiling of the windows Charles Fairbank poses with Bob Bailey, Mayor John McCharles, Pat Davidson, and Christopher Wallis