Thursday, June 29, 2017

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...

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...

1895 Almonte Fair

by Marilyn Snedden When I saw the huge amount of classes offered , I thought I would check the Almonte Gazette in the week following...

PICK OF THE PAST: Almonte Gazette, November 22 1962

This is one of a new monthly series of excerpts from the Almonte Gazette, 1867-2009.  by Brent Eades In November 1962 the number one song was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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