Saturday, October 21, 2017

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...

Winter traffic jam on Bay Hill, circa 1900

by Brent Eades The past few weeks have been more wintery than usual, at least compared to recent years. So I decided to look back...

Almonte Gazette, Christmas 1946

by Brent Eades I spent some time today digging through the Textile Museum's online archive of the Almonte Gazette before settling on the edition from...

Survivor still affected by 1942 Almonte train wreck

Editor's Note: Two days after Christmas in 1942 one of Canada's worst train accidents happened near the site of the present-day Almonte Library. For reasons that...

Reader seeks info on his dad’s St. Paul’s choral connections

My father, Gordon Benjamin Thomas Hudson, was a member of The Pumpkin Blossom Quartet, four men, who also sang in the Almonte St. Paul's...

Riverfront 1903

Considering all the concern and subsequent ongoing construction presently underway, I thought your readers might like a look at what was taking place at...

In Memoriam: Alexander Rosamond, 1873-1916

We've received this reminder from surviving relatives about the 100th anniversary of the death of Alexander Rosamond during World War I. He is commemorated by the...

A clue about the Banting painting of Almonte?

Editor's note: Michael Dunn has sent this follow-up to the Textile Museum's recent request for information about a painting from the Almonte area by...
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