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.
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