North Grenville’s other Premier

Most people living in North Grenville today have heard about the native son who grew up to become Ontario Premier. G. Howard Ferguson and...

Photographic Artists of Merrickville and Kemptville

by Doug MacDonald and Sandy Arcand From 1895, when the Pelton brothers, Daniel Edson Pelton (1868-1901) and Charles Cook Pelton (1876-1965), purchased the Samuel Martin...

Kemptville’s Cold War secret

At the height of the Cold War, the Canadian Government took steps to ensure the Continuity of Government in the event of a nuclear...

The Windows of St. James

by Doug Macdonald On July 25, 1880, St. James the Archdeacon Patton Memorial Church, designed by distinguished Canadian Architect William Tutin Thomas, was officially opened....

Kemptville Public School, 1873-1936

The B&H Grocery store in Kemptville stands today on what was once the site of this really lovely school. The Kemptville Public School served...

Walter Turnbull: Man at the top

Walter James Turnbull probably had one of the more interesting lives of anyone who grew up in Oxford Mills. His mother, Sophronia Williams, came...

Grahame’s Bakery

Grahame’s Bakery was originally the site of a house built by Asa Clothier in the 1820's, and was at the centre of what was...

Oxford Mills

Oxford Mills in 1890, and in 2010! "This section of Water Street shows the old Methodist Church on the right, and the Presbyterian Church...

Kemptville Royals hockey team 1957

by Sam Gaw Recently, as I was going through some boxes of memorabilia, I found a mint condition 1957 Season Souvenir Program of the Kemptville...

Larry and Anstace Esmonde-White

Long before the current interest in local food initiatives, two residents of North Grenville were spreading the word on television across North America and...

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