John Eaton of Carlisle

Last Heritage Paper looked at the early history of Carlisle and its founding by the Eaton family. This paper will cover the genealogy and history of this well-known Flamborough pioneer.

Among the passengers listed on the famous ship “Mayflower”, Read more

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Snake Road inns

As Waterdown developed into a prosperous village during the 1850s and 1860s, James Kent Griffin continued the enterprises begun by his father 20 years earlier, and expanded them to become a contractor, building houses and roads, including Snake Road, Read more

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The History of the Waterdown Farmers’ Market

The first Twilight Market in 1952.

The Beginning

The Waterdown Market, or the Twilight Market as it was once known, began as a non-profit project set up by the Waterdown Board of Trade in 1952. The idea behind it Read more

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The Early History of Carlisle

This Heritage Paper looks at the village of Carlisle, and some stories surrounding its founding by John Eaton.

Settlement north of Waterdown came slowly, and the first person to settle and clear land is believed to have been George Read more

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The Honourable Adam Johnson Fergusson-Blair – Part II

The second part of Mrs. Ariel Dyer’s research on the Honourable Adam Johnson Fergusson-Blair, who for a short period of his life lived in East Flamborough Township, but is virtually unknown to local residents. He was raised in Scotland Read more

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Mr. Griffin’s toll road

For the early residents of Waterdown and East Flamborough Township, travel to Hamilton via Waterdown Road or through Dundas was a long and difficult journey. A direct route became an ever-increasing need as the village and township prospered, largely Read more

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The Honourable Adam Johnson Fergusson-Blair – Part I

This Heritage Paper begins the first part of a biography on the Honourable Adam Johnson Fergusson-Blair, who, for a short period of his life, lived in East Flamborough Township, but is virtually unknown to local residents, even though he Read more

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The Davis Connection with Waterdown – Part III

The third and final part of Mr. Bob Lalonde’s research on the Davis Family who established a tanning business in Waterdown during the early years of the village’s industrial growth. A complete copy of Mr. Lalonde’s work on the Read more

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The long and winding road

Long known as one of the most scenic roads in the Hamilton area, Snake Road today climbs the Niagara Escarpment between Plains Road and Waterdown in a series of twists and turns over a length of road that is Read more

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The Davis Connection with Waterdown – Part II

The second part of Mr. Bob Lalonde’s research on the Davis Family who established a tanning business in Waterdown during the early years of the village’s industrial growth.

James Davis and his wife, Sarah Ghent, settled on Yonge Street Read more

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