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  • William Lyon Mackenzie Chair and Jacquard Quilt, 2017
    ImageText       The ‘Mackenzie Chair’ Adventure Background Information: December 8, 1837 the Absalom Smith Family of Palermo assisted William Lyon Mackenzie ”The Little Rebel” in his flight out of the country. It was the evening of December 8, 1837 when William Lyon Mackenzie and Allan Wilcox, travelling west on foot north of ...
    ImageText     The ‘Mackenzie Chair’ Adventure Background Information: December 8, 1837 the Absalom Smith Family of Palermo assisted William Lyon Mackenzie ”The Little Rebel” in his flight out of the country. It ...
  • From Trails to Township - 150 Years of Trafalgar
    ImageText       In 2017, the TTHS revealed new banner panels showing the trails and trade routes of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and other indigenous Nations here when Trafalgar Township was named, through to amalgamation with the Town of Oakville in 1962. The banners are displayed at the home of the Trafalgar Township Historical ...
    ImageText     In 2017, the TTHS revealed new banner panels showing the trails and trade routes of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and other indigenous Nations here when Trafalgar Township was named, through to ...
  • Trafalgar Township Historical Society Newsletter 2017 Fall
    TextImage       You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format by clicking on "Pages" "Select" at the top left of the record. All TTHS Newsletters can be easily retrieved by ...
    TextImage     You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format ...
  • High-Rise Concrete Road Bed Bridge, Trafalgar Township
    Imagemystery       This photograph was shown to the Trafalgar Township Historical Society by a former Merton (Bronte) resident, descendant of the Riggs and Patterson families. She does not know where this bridge was. The sides of the bridge look like concrete. It is two lane with a gravel/dirt roadbed. A trail or ...
    Imagemystery     This photograph was shown to the Trafalgar Township Historical Society by a former Merton (Bronte) resident, descendant of the Riggs and Patterson families. She does not know where this bridge ...
  • Demolition of the Twelve Mile Creek Train Bridge in 1947
    Image       A view of the old iron trestle train bridge crossing Bronte Creek (aka Twelve Mile Creek) just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way in the southwest corner of Oakville, Ontario. This photo was taken in October 1947. The new Queen Elizabeth Way high-level bridge can be faintly seen in the ...
    Image     A view of the old iron trestle train bridge crossing Bronte Creek (aka Twelve Mile Creek) just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way in the southwest corner of Oakville, Ontario. ...
  • Hagaman & Co. General Dealers, Bronte C.W. Jug
    ImageTextmystery       Hagaman & Co. General Dealers Bronte C. W.
    ImageTextmystery     Hagaman & Co. General Dealers Bronte C. W.
  • Postcard of Independent Order of Foresters Orphanage, Oakville, 1914-1943
    ImageText       Orphanage, Oakville Ont.
    ImageText     Orphanage, Oakville Ont.
  • Elementary & Advanced Day Camp Leaders' Training Course, Fisher's Glen, June 25-30, 1959
    ImageText       Camp Director....Jack Ross. Assistant Camp Director & Camp Lore...Bob Sones. Assistant to Camp Director...Jim Babinetz. Course Director...Bob Ballantyne. Registrar...Ross wark. Camp Lore...Madeleine Werner. Nature Lore...Bob Elstone. Nature Lore...Herb Milnes. Nature Lore...Gord McNair. Quiet Games...Cam Burns. Water Safety...Bill Young. Water Safety...Peg Reckie. Crafts...Joan Rummery. Active Games...Jim Babinetz. Singing Games...Ross Wark. Leading ...
    ImageText     Camp Director....Jack Ross. Assistant Camp Director & Camp Lore...Bob Sones. Assistant to Camp Director...Jim Babinetz. Course Director...Bob Ballantyne. Registrar...Ross wark. Camp Lore...Madeleine Werner. Nature Lore...Bob Elstone. Nature Lore...Herb Milnes. Nature ...
  • Ephraim Post, the younger, 1823-1883
    Image       The Post Inn was opened by the Post family on the south-west corner of Dundas Street and 7th Line (which is now called Trafalgar Road), or on Lot 13 Concession 1 SDS, before 1827. The Inn was first run by the father of the Ephraim Post in the photograph here, ...
    Image     The Post Inn was opened by the Post family on the south-west corner of Dundas Street and 7th Line (which is now called Trafalgar Road), or on Lot 13 Concession ...
  • Kenneth & Mabel Armstrong
    Image       A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and Ella Giles in 1950. There are 3 other photographs taken at this time by Mr. Lawrence, now in the TTHS ...
    Image     A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and ...
  • Amy Merry, Gladys Speers, Dorothy Irwin
    Image       A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and Ella Giles in 1950. There are 3 other photographs taken at this time by Mr. Lawrence, now in the TTHS ...
    Image     A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and ...
  • Vic and Reta Lawrence, Gladys Speers
    Image       A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and Ella Giles in 1950. There are 3 other photographs taken at this time by Mr. Lawrence, now in the TTHS ...
    Image     A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and ...
  • Ken and Ella Giles, 25th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    Image       Ken and Ella Giles at their 25th wedding anniversary dinner. They married in June 1928. A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. It is one of 3 others in the TTHS internet collection taken by Mr. Lawrence that night. The ...
    Image     Ken and Ella Giles at their 25th wedding anniversary dinner. They married in June 1928. A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s ...
  • Barber Family Children With Neighbourhood Friends, Lot 9, Concession 1 NDS, Late 1940s
    Imagemystery       Frances Barber says that her family lived on the Dundas Highway from the spring of 1946 to late in 1949. She remembers going inside an old, dark, dusty abandoned building with her brothers and other neighbourhood children. On the floor of this old building were shoe heels and soles as ...
    Imagemystery     Frances Barber says that her family lived on the Dundas Highway from the spring of 1946 to late in 1949. She remembers going inside an old, dark, dusty abandoned building ...
  • Trafalgar Township Historical Society 2017 Newsletter Summer
    TextImage       You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format by clicking on "Pages" "Select" at the top left of the record.
    TextImage     You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format ...
  • 1855 Letter from Mary (Buckton) Hardy to Her Sister, Elizabeth (Buckton) Coates
    Text       Mary Buckton and George Hardy married in England, then emigrated to Canada sometime by 1838. (Clarification of the birth place of their eldest daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hardy, is needed. Possibly in England, possibly in Canada as there seem to have been two Mary Hardy children at about the same time. ...
    Text     Mary Buckton and George Hardy married in England, then emigrated to Canada sometime by 1838. (Clarification of the birth place of their eldest daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hardy, is needed. Possibly ...
  • Bank of Toronto, Hornby
    Image       Handwritten on the back of this photograph is: "Bank of Toronto at Hornby". The young man is likely the branch teller, perhaps reporting to the larger Bank of Toronto branch in Milton. The Bank of Toronto was established in 1855. According to Wikipedia (in August 2017), the Bank quickly established ...
    Image     Handwritten on the back of this photograph is: "Bank of Toronto at Hornby". The young man is likely the branch teller, perhaps reporting to the larger Bank of Toronto branch ...
  • The Henderson House, 4473 Henderson Road
    Image       Ernie and his wife, Minnie (Stoutt), were active in area organizations as well as managing a farm. Minnie was inducted as a life time member of the Palermo Women's Institute in 1953. They were members of the Omagh Presbyterian Church congregation, where Ernest sang in the choir for many years. ...
    Image     Ernie and his wife, Minnie (Stoutt), were active in area organizations as well as managing a farm. Minnie was inducted as a life time member of the Palermo Women's Institute ...
  • The Wilson House, Old Bronte Road, Palermo
    Image       Harry Wilson and Wilma Henderson married on February 21, 1943 in Toronto. At the time, Harry was an aircraftman in the R.C.A.F. They lived in Palermo on what is now Old Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario. Their house was built by Wilma's father, Ernest Henderson, who was a building contractor by ...
    Image     Harry Wilson and Wilma Henderson married on February 21, 1943 in Toronto. At the time, Harry was an aircraftman in the R.C.A.F. They lived in Palermo on what is now ...
  • The Opening of Henderson Park, June 14 1958
    Image       Township of Trafalgar ; Board of Parks Management ; Opening Ceremonies ; Henderson Park ; Saturday, June 14th, 1958, 2:30 p.m. ; PROGRAM ; God Save the Queen ; Chairman's Remarks - R.C.A. Cumberland ; Introduction of Stanley Hall, M.P.P. ; Greetings & Official Opening - f.A. Phillips, reeve of ...
    Image     Township of Trafalgar ; Board of Parks Management ; Opening Ceremonies ; Henderson Park ; Saturday, June 14th, 1958, 2:30 p.m. ; PROGRAM ; God Save the Queen ; Chairman's ...
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