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A Collection of Miscellaneous Flamborough Birth and Baptismal Records

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1996.

During the Summer months while cleaning out boxes of oddments, a small collection of early birth and baptismal records for East and West Flamborough were found. Many of them had been extracted Read more

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The Militia in Waterdown and East Flamborough

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1996.

Some newly discovered information about the history and involvement of local residents in military affairs

  • Prior to the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion, East Flamborough was part of Halton County and a battalion under Read more
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Victoria’s Day

The following article appeared in the Hamilton Spectator a few days after the successful celebrations of Queen Victoria’s Birthday in Waterdown in May of 1855.

“Dear Spectator, through the medium of your journal permit me to give a brief Read more

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Some Interesting Notices from The Galt Daily Reporter, Spring 1907

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, April 1996.

The Archivist recently received some photocopied sheets taken from the local newspaper of the Galt, Hespeler area, Spring 1907. Several small entries contain information about Flamborough residents. Although the majority refer to Read more

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Where Did They Come From?

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, March 1996.

Carlisle, Kilbride and Mountsberg

In the second part of this Heritage Paper, the birthplace of early Carlisle, Kilbride and Mountsberg settlers as recorded on their tombstones in the cemeteries of the area.

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Where Did They Come From?

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, February 1996.

Waterdown

Many of the very early settlers who came to Canada to make a new life for themselves and their descendants left virtually no written evidence of their life in a strange Read more

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Naming names, Part 4

Naming Mountsberg

North of 11th Concession Road in East Flamborough Township, the land rises quickly and changes to a landscape of rolling hills and valleys that were carved by a glacier as it cut a gap in the Niagara Read more

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Reminiscences of Hazel Dale

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, January 1996.

The last Heritage Paper in this series on the old Waterdown Public and High School that was located in Sealey Park is written after spending an afternoon reminiscing with Mrs. Hazel Haugh Read more

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Naming names, Part 3

Name of progress, Progreston

Situated approximately one mile east of Carlisle on Lots 4 and 5 in Concession 8 of East Flamborough Township, Progreston today is one of the area’s disappearing settlements.

The area was first settled by George Read more

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The End of the Waterdown School

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November 1995.

The last years of the famous Waterdown School were sad and full of controversy. This school, which in 1873 was awarded the honour of being the first site chosen for written entrance Read more

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