Saturday, November 18, 2017

Signs commemorate local hero, royal visit

by Brent Eades Mayor McLaughlin and Councillor John Edwards joined members of the Heritage Committee and the Lanark County Genealogical Society for the unveiling of...

Halloween in Almonte, circa 1900

by Brent Eades I knew that somewhere in the historic photo collection Michael Dunn was kind enough to share with me years ago there was...

The Hub in its cinema heyday

Cliff Bennett sends us this interesting note in reply to our recent article about the Hub relocating: "Here’s a bit of history about the Hub...

1974: train wreck on CPR bridge

by Brent Eades While looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic photos he shares with me on Almonte.com, I came across this shot of the...

Almonte Fair: 1894

Back in 1894 a local photographer, James Townend, took this immediately recognizable shot of the Almonte fairgrounds during the fair: I have several photos from...

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...
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