Brock Road, Part 4

Freel’s town

Traveling northwards from Strabane, the most famous landmark of the township is soon visible, the spire of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Freelton. The village is the final West Flamborough community on the Read more

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The Memorial Hall, Dundas Street, Waterdown

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November 1993.

Located in the centre of Waterdown, the Memorial Hall has been an important part of village life for seventy years. Officially opened on Wednesday, January 24, 1923, the building had been dedicated Read more

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Celebrating Anniversaries in 1993

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1993.

Besides celebrating the anniversaries of the inception of Dundas Street (1793), The Waterdown/Flamborough Review (1918) and the founding of The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society (1973), the Newsletter Editor has also found two Read more

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Cock Fighting in the Waterdown Area

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1993.

Cock Fighting was a hobby among some local residents during the early years of this century. Although illegal, stories about it in the Waterdown area have been known for many years, but Read more

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Brock Road, Part 3

Settling Strabane

The 7th Concession and Brock Road intersection marks the southern limit of the village of Strabane, although for several years the corner was known as Motorville. Located on both sides of the Brock Road between the 7th Read more

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Hotels along Brock Road, West Flamborough Township

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, April 1993.

Several important early roads crossed West Flamborough Township, and as a result, the area abounded with small hotels, inns and taverns, constructed to serve not only the local inhabitants, but the numerous Read more

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Hotels/Inns in Waterdown and East Flamborough

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, March 1993.

From the earliest days, hotels, taverns and inns have been part of the social history of the Waterdown-East Flamborough area. As a result of the area’s proximity to the Head of the Read more

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Brock Road, Part 2

Brock Road attractions

During the 19th century, when the Brock Road served as the only reliable township road northwards, several small settlements developed where it crossed the concession roads, each becoming stopping places for the stagecoach and its travellers. Read more

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The Kirk Hotel, Kirk House, Main Street North, Waterdown

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, February 1993.

Hotels have been part of Waterdown’s history from its earliest days. The village’s location on Dundas Street ensured east-west traffic and the need for hotels to serve travellers. The economic development of Read more

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Brock Road, Part 1

Paving the way, Brock Road Beginnings

From its earliest days and beginnings at Bullock’s Corners, until it exits the township at Freelton, the Brock Road has continuously served as a major routeway through West Flamborough. It was originally known Read more

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