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Today in Island History
1863 The Society for the encouragement and revival of the Ancient and National Music of Old Scotland stages a noisy bagpipe contest before 600 spectators in Charlottetown. Oldtimer Donald McFadyen finishes third -- with a 10 shilling bonus for wearing the kilt. 1860 The Dundas Rum Riot. When a drunken crowd disrupts the trial of an unlicensed American rum-seller, a battle royal erupts between the local Sons of Temperance and the tipplers. Demon Rum wins the battle -- but loses the war. The unlicensed seller is shut down.
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Driving Directions to Beaconsfield

From the Confederation Bridge
Follow the Transcanada Highway (route 1) to Charlottetown.
Turn right onto North River Road to the end; then left onto Brighton Road;
then right onto Terry Fox Drive and then left onto Kent Street.
Beaconsfield is located 100 meters up Kent Street on the right hand side of the road at 2 Kent Street on the corner of West and Kent Streets.

From the Northumberland Ferry

Follow the Trans Canada Highway (route 1) to Charlottetown.
From the Hillsborough Bridge continue straight onto Grafton Street to the end;
turn right onto West Street and left onto Kent Street.