Making A Difference – The McGregor Family & WWI

This vignette focuses briefly on the contributions of one local family to the Great War and to Waterdown. There is much more material on the McGregor family in the Archives, as well as vertical files, photographs and histories of Read more

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Let It Snow – Winter in Flamborough

Winter. Children love to build snowmen. Adults hope that the preparations they have made during the Fall will last through the cold dark months until Spring.  And everyone loves the social occasions – sleighrides, parties and Christmas.  Read more

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The Flamborough Archives contains several distinct postcard collections, as well as many individual postcards found throughout the various papers and records of individuals and businesses.

The collecting of postcards is called deltiology.  The hobby is as popular as Read more

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The Railway In Waterdown

The Flamborough Archives has dozens of photographs, postcards, clippings and other material documenting this construction.  This Vignette will focus on construction within the Village and the Waterdown South station. The September 2012 meeting of the Flamborough Heritage Society Read more

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Waterdown Memorials

Waterdown is fortunate to have two unique memorials to our service men and women. The Flamborough Archives contains photos and historical documents relating to Memorial Hall, built to honor the memory of World War l veterans, and Memorial Read more

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The Sporting Life in Flamborough

An ad for movies at the Waterdown Roller Rink, Waterdown Review, 1921

There was radio, but no television or internet. The cyber world of Tweets, texts and Instagram posts were not even a twinkle in the proverbial eye – Read more

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Sugar In Pioneer Ontario

Originally Published in Heritage Happenings, March 1981

For early settlers, what did sugar in pioneer Ontario look like? Most of the sugar consumed in Upper Canada was the product of the cane imported from the West Indies. This Read more

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