Early East Flamborough Township Marriages

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, January 1983.

Marriage records before 1869 when civil registration in the Province of Ontario became compulsory are unfortunately far from complete. Before civil registration started, records of early marriages are to be found mainly Read more

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A Victorian Christmas c.1855

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November-December 1982.

This Christmas Heritage Paper is taken from “Christmas in Canada — A Victorian Innovation”, by James Bannerman. This description of an imaginary Toronto family’s Christmas celebration shows what great changes have occurred Read more

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Moravian Christmas c.1790

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November 1981.

The Heritage Paper for this Christmas newsletter is taken from “Wilderness Christians: The Moravian Mission to the Delaware Indians”, by Elma E. Gray. The extract was submitted by Mrs. Dorothy Farquharson who Read more

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Early Listing of Waterdown 1851 Businesses and Trades

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1982.

This Heritage Paper looks at an early listing of persons engaged in business and trade in the Waterdown area. The list is taken from the “Canada West List of Trades and Professions Read more

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The Parry House, Centre Road R. R. #2, Hamilton

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1982.

This Heritage Paper looks at the history and architecture of one of East Flamborough’s oldest buildings, the Parry house. This house is one of three buildings that Flamborough Township Council plans to Read more

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Mountsberg and the “Lost” Villages of East Flamboro circa 1867

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, June 1982.

During the early years of settlement in the township, many small communities sprang up. Most of these have now disappeared from the map: “lost” villages such as Bakersville; some have been absorbed Read more

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The Old Waterdown Post Office at 31 Main Street South

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, March 1982.

This Heritage Paper looks at the architecture and history of one of Waterdown’s older buildings.

The old Post Office at 31 Main Street South is the only significant mid-19th Century store of Read more

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The Village and People of Progreston

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, May 1982.

The first in a series of papers about the small settlements of East Flamboro’ Township c.1867. Some of these centres have been absorbed into expanding urban development; some have disappeared; while others Read more

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Singing Schools in Canada

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, April 1982.

“What is a singing school? Is it really necessary to ask such a question as this? Who has not heard of singing schools and singing master? We have them at the present Read more

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Apple Production in East Flamborough Township

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1981.

Apples have been a part of the East Flamborough Township scene from the time of pioneer settlement. Almost every farm and garden contained some apple trees, the most popular varieties being Baldwins, Read more

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