The Bell Telephone exchange, Kemptville, 1939

This picture of the Bell telephone staff was taken in the summer of 1939. Reading left to right is Mrs. Doug Sommerville (Bowen), Miss...

Rachel Swedlove: survivor and supporter

When Rachel Swedlove arrived in Kemptville in 1929, she had already lived more than many people manage in a lifetime. Born Rachel Achber, in...

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...

Burritt’s Rapids

The photograph dates from around 1905 and shows the rapids which gave the village its name, along with the mills which gave it its...

Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...

“Discover the story behind every door” Maplewood Hall, Oxford Mills

Maplewood Community Hall has been at the centre of life in the hamlet since it first opened as a school in 1875. In its...

The Union Forever!

The people of Ontario have been wondering for many years whether the various oil companies serving up the fuel that keeps our cars and...

Throwback Thursday: Oxford Station Cheese Factory

At the turn of the Twentieth Century, cheese factories were a major part of the Ontario economy, and North Grenville and the surrounding area was one...

Throwback Thursdays – Prescott Street at Asa

Two photos for the price of one! This is the corner where the old Scotia Bank building stands today, across the road from Geronimo...

Can you identify these photographs?

These two historic photographs have managed to defeat the best efforts of people to identify the place and the person. Can you help? The...

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