Saturday, April 29, 2017

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...

A century ago in Pakenham

I found these fascinating photos of the area around Pakenham's Five-Span Bridge on the Facebook group called 'Lost Ottawa'. They're from Library and Archives Canada and were...

Survivor of Almonte Train Wreck sends photos

We received the following letter and photos from the caregiver of a survivor of the horrific train wreck in Almonte in 1942: Margaret Lisinski, together with two...

Clip Clop: A John Dunn story

A kind of afternoon drowsiness had crept over Irishtown. We passed Barney Lunney's store with the blind down over the front window, crossed the...

Hear the only known recording of James Naismith

by Brent Eades A link shared by Mayor McLaughlin led me to this fascinating 1939 radio interview with Almonte's own Dr. James Naismith, the inventor...

Expanded historic photo archive now on Almonte.com

by Brent Eades About 15 years ago local resident Michael Dunn provided me with several hundred historic photos of Almonte and area that he had...

Pakenham Picnics

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey I grew up in Ottawa and some of my clearest memories are of family drives over the dirt roads of rural Ontario,...
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