An Easter Oratorio?

Performances of Handel’s great Oratorio, “Messiah”, has become a traditional Christmas favourite in recent decades, but that is not how it was first celebrated....

Silas Huntington: Apostle of the North

North Grenville has never been short of colourful characters throughout its history, but Silas Huntington must rank as one of the most colourful of...

Clothier Bridge, 1890’s

This is the location of the bridge on Bridge Street in Kemptville. Taken around 1890, it shows the swing bridge built to allow boats...
Pelton brothers

What can you tell us about this photo?

by Doug MacDonald From 1895 to 1901 the Pelton brothers were the premier “Photographic Artists” of Kemptville and Merrickville. After Daniel’s death in 1901, and...
Prescott St, Kemptville, looking North

Looking back ‑ How times have changed

by Ralph Raina I thought the readers might be interested in a bit of nostalgia about the town of Kemptville. Rudi Finzel and I have...
Beckett's Landing Summer Resort

North Grenville History- Beckett’s Landing Summer Resort

This was the Beckett's Landing Summer Resort, built by Cecil Beckett in 1927 and a favourite place for boaters and swimmers on the Rideau...

The Hollywood connection

Over the past year or so, we’ve been doing a series called “Sons and Daughters”, profiling people who lived and worked in North Grenville...

Rideau River Bridge on old Highway 16

In the late 1930's, the road from Kemptville to the Rideau River followed a different route and ended at the swing bridge at Beckett’s...
Oxford-on-Rideau Township Hall

A tale of two Buildings

by Tricia Habberjam The year is 1875, and Oxford Mills is a thriving community clustered around the South Branch of the Rideau River in Eastern...

A tale of two Buildings

by Tricia Habberjam The year is 1874. Alexander Mackenzie is Prime Minister of Canada, and a new crushed limestone building is completed at 15 Water...

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