‘Chestnut Grove’ 315 Dundas St. East

On November 2, 1987, the Town of Flamborough passed Bylaw Number 87-150-H that designated the building and grounds at 315 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, as a property of architectural/historical interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. The Read more

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The Union Burying Ground

The next time that you are travelling from Waterdown along Plains Road towards the new Mapleview Shopping Mall, take time to stop at one of the little plazas just east of King Road to investigate what appears to be Read more

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The King Family of Aldershot

Charles King, born 1765 in Morris County, New Jersey, stated when he petitioned for a land grant, that he had been in Upper Canada for six years. The family had come to Canada in 1785, after Charles had served Read more

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Early Settlement, East Flamborough

Settlement in East Flamborough Township dates from the first years following the end of the American Revolutionary War, and began along the north shore of Burlington Bay. The Mississauga Reserve, from the Purchase Line to the Humber River was Read more

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The McCrae Family of Mountsberg

The northern part of East Flamborough Township, the Mountsberg area, was slowly settled during the 1840s and 1850s. This area consists of “rolling” countryside with noticeable hills and valleys, and is crossed by two creeks, the Twelve-Mile Creek and Read more

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Colonel John McCrae, the Rememberance Day Poppy

On November 11, 1918, the First Great War ended. The anniversary of that famous date was thereafter designated as Armistice Day, eventually becoming known as Remembrance Day. The symbol of this anniversary has become the poppy, and its adoption Read more

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Militia List, War of 1812

Several past Heritage Papers have documented incidents and the involvement of Flamborough residents in the Rebellion of 1837. During the summer, while researching material for the latest Society booklet, information was found detailing names of East and West Flamborough Read more

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Letters of Alma Reid

Prepared by Margaret D. Vance

In late May of 1899, a month short of her sixteenth birthday, Alma Reid wrote this letter to her father, John Reid, who was away from home on a building construction job. Alma’s mother Read more

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Methodism in the Waterdown Area: The Early Years, Part II

Continuation of the last Heritage Paper.

“Reference was made to the Ryanite movement. Prior to 1824, Methodism in Upper Canada was under the Conferences of the United States. Because of this, Methodists were often accused of being disloyal. This Read more

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Methodism in the Waterdown Area: The Early Years, Part I

Among the Acquisitions that were catalogued in October 1989, a small pamphlet entitled “Annual Financial Statement of the Methodist Church Waterdown 1924-1925”1 was found to contain a wealth of history relating to the early years of the Methodist Church Read more

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