Standing room only at Tom Elliott’s talk on Wed night. A wonderfully informed talk about the manufacturing of planes in Winthrop. Tom surprised the entire room when he donated his collection of Denison planes to the Deep river Historical Society. An overwhelming reaction to such a generous gift.
Thomas Elliott, well-respected architect, from Westbook, CT presented a program on the “Planes of Winthrop” on Wednesday Sept. 19, 2016 at the Carriage House. Tom’s collection of his woodworking antique planes that were manufactured in Winthrop were on display. His exhibit will stay up through the end of Family Day. Tom was born in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. He has a fascinating family history in the local area that generations of ancestors trace back to the 1700’s. Tom’s Half House Farm was originally built in 1735 and has gone through several restorations since then. He presently has 85 acres of land at his farm on Chittenden Road where he lives with his wife Gloria and where they raised their family.