Frost Park and Charles Sydney Frost
This park, located on Main Street, is one of the most well-known parks in Yarmouth County. The first settlers of Yarmouth used this site as a burial ground until 1837. In 1887, they removed the gravestones, built a fountain, laid a walkway and added benches, hedges and trees. Once completed, they named it Victoria Park, in honour of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. In 1958, a name change happened, turning Victoria Park into Frost Park in honour of Sydney Frost. Mr. Frost, a Yarmouth County native, was a distinguished businessman who rose to president of the Bank of Nova Scotia.
This package includes:
Section 1- Frost Park
PARK – Frost Park 1: Article titled, “Great Improvements Made in the Old Grounds – trees, fountain and walks”. Historical details on the old cemetery at Frost Park. Dated November 18, 1885. Source: Yarmouth Times.
PARK – Old Burial Ground: Short historical description of the cemetery at Frost Park.
PARK – Tombstones: Article titled, “Yarmouth Will Do Right Thing With Graves”. Article concerning the burial grounds and what to do with them. Dated: June 7, 1988. Source: The Chronicle Herald (Yarmouth Bureau), article written by Brian Medel.
PARK – Coffin unearthed: Article titled, “Coffins Unearthed at Yarmouth Dig”. Article concerning multiple coffins discovered at Frost Park. Date N/A. Source: The Chronicle Herald (Yarmouth Bureau), article written by Brian Medel.
PARK – The Old Cemetery (2): Article regarding the work on the cemetery. Dated: October 31, 1885. Sources: The Yarmouth Times & Western Counties Journal.
PARK – The Old Cemetery: Historical information on the cemetery. Dated: November 28, 1885. Source: Yarmouth Times.
Section 2 – Charles Sydney Frost
Charles Jr. new book: Article titled, “New book touches upon lives of Frost family”. Article regarding a new book called A Life Worthwhile, written by the son of Sydney Frost. Dated: December 23, 1994. Source: The Yarmouth Vanguard, article written by Tina Comeau.
CHARLES S. Frost article: Article titled, “Bank President is Native of Argyle”. An article about Mr. Frost’s life and career. Date and Source N/A.
CHARLES S. Frost bio: Article titled, “Yarmouth Man is New Bank of N.S. Manager”. And article about Mr. Frost’s rise to bank manager. Date and Source N/A.
CHARLES Sydney Frost Nova Scotians article: Short biography of Mr. Frost. Date N/A. Source: Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad by Allan Everett Marble.
Section 3 - Photographs
PARK – Charles monument: A photograph of the monument placed at Frost Park in honour of its namesake, Charles Frost. Date and Source N/A.
2004:76.21: A photograph of Charles Sydney Frost and his wife, Rebecca Gertrude (Haines). Photo taken on September 18, 1971 at “the Briars” during a family reunion.
PH-50-4: Frost Park and harbour from Grand Hotel. Date and Source N/A.
PH-50-5: Frost Park in 1910, at the time it was known as Victoria Park. Dated 1910. Source: photographer, Parker.
PH-50-9 (1994:58): Frost Park in the winter. Dated March 17, 1967. Source: photograph by Atlantic Photo Service.
PH-50-31: Frost Park, known as the “old cemetery” at the time. Date and Source N/A.
*PC-28-112(1) & (2), PC-28-113, PC-31-Grand-32, PC-Grand-15, PC-Grand-29: A selection of postcards showing Frost Park.
Frost Park & Charles Sydney Frost archival package
All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives.