Friday, June 23, 2017

Bay Hill, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through the more than 700 historic Almonte photos that Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com I came across this very...

Almonte 1945: VE Day

by Brent Eades Towns and cities across Canada were the scenes of joyful celebration on May 8 1945, as six long years of world war...

The army comes to town

Michael Dunn sent this note and related photos. A fascinating look back at a part of town which hasn't changed all that much, really. I've...

Fairground floods: 1947

by Brent Eades In answer to my question yesterday about how often the Fairground barns end up in the river during the spring run-off, Michael...

An Almonte connection to Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge: April 9, 1917 and our Gilmour connection to it by Ken Godfrey On April 9, 1917 the Canadian Army, fighting together for the first...

“If no news is good news…”

by Brent Eades I was thinking earlier today that we haven't had a main 'News' item on the front page for a couple of weeks. (As for...

Almonte and ice cream go back almost two centuries

EDITOR'S NOTE: I first published this article back in 2013, when we had many fewer readers than we do now. I thought some of...

Reader recalls Almonte of eight decades ago

Remembrances of “Days Gone By” by Murray Stewart Guthrie, born July 1, 1923 As I recall, during Prohibition, the only non-alcoholic drink that was available...

Commuting to Ottawa in 1939

by Brent Eades Not long after we moved here in 1987 I talked with a long-time resident who assured me he once did the daily...

Almonte’s Elgin Street, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic Almonte photos that I share on Almonte.com, I came across this marvellous postcard view of the top...
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