The Ghost in the Waterdown Library

Now I don’t believe in ghosts, but I can tell you there are a lot of people who won’t use that elevator.”

Mrs. Lorraine Eastwood, Head Librarian, Waterdown.1

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The History of the Former East Flamborough Township Hall, 25 Mill Street North, Waterdown

Around the Mill-Dundas Streets intersection of Waterdown is a group of handsome stone buildings that are among the finest still to be seen in the villages of the Hamilton-Wentworth area. These buildings include the Waterdown Alliance Church, the former Read more

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Obituary Notices of West Flamborough Township Residents Taken from Early Canadian Newspapers – Part II

A further collection of early obituary notices to be found in the Society’s records.

“On the morning of Thursday, 20 August 1829, at his house in Flamborough West, Titus G. Simons, Colonel of the 2nd Regiment Gore Militia and Read more

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Obituary Notices of West Flamborough Township Residents Taken from Early Canadian Newspapers – Part I

With no compulsory registration of deaths before 1869, such information about early residents of an area is often difficult to obtain. Gravestones are frequently a wonderful source of such statistics, but unfortunately many early burial stones have now been Read more

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St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown – Part II

This paper is the conclusion to the story of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown, with a collection of reminiscences of parish life and history as recalled by members of the congregation.

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St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown – Part I

This article was originally published in 1986, when the church still occupied the building at the corner of Flamboro and Barton Streets. See the Editor’s Note for more info.

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Some Further Incidents Concerning Residents of Flamborough and Area During the Troublesome Months of the Mackenzie Rebellion 1837-1838

Last heritage paper, in the conclusion to the article on the history of the Ireland family, a reference was made to Joseph Ireland’s participation in the 1837 Rebellion, when he had furnished a sleigh to transport volunteers who wished Read more

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The Ireland Family of Nelson – Part II

This paper covers the conclusion of the research on the Ireland Family of Nelson Township. The family originated in England. Joseph Ireland, born 1792, arrived in Canada at the age of nineteen. His brother John had fought in the Read more

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Oakridge Farm and the Ireland Family of Nelson – Part I

This Heritage Paper looks at a pioneer family, the Irelands, and their home, Oakridge Farm, located in Nelson Township. This local family through their association with St. John’s Anglican Church, Nelson, and the ownership of property in East Flamborough Read more

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The Baker Family of East Flamborough – Part III

This is the third and final part of the Editor’s research on the Baker family who originally settled on the fourth concession of East Flamborough in the early 1800s. The second generation of this family were the founders of Read more

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