Joe and Mary Swain

Heritage is people, and this week’s post is rather different. I received a message from Patricia Walsworth last week: “Hi I have a photo...

Robert Bell: Politics, Railways and Newspapers

Robert Bell had a huge influence on the development of North Grenville in the nineteenth century. Born in Strabane, Ireland, in 1821, his family...

New book of “Stories from the South Branch” available starting December

For all those who have enjoyed Dr. David Shanahan’s articles on local history that have appeared regularly in the NG Times, the good news...

One hundred and ninety years 1827-2017 Homecoming 190

by Doug MacDonald On Sunday May 7, 2017, at 10:30 am, St. James Anglican Church will celebrate 190 years in the community. The congregation invites...

Letters of a local Premier: G. Howard Ferguson

When G. Howard Ferguson left Kemptville to take office as Premier of Ontario in 1923, he moved into a very different kind of world...

Revolutionary resolutions

The Quebec Conference of October, 1864 is where the famous 72 Resolutions were drawn up. These, in turn, became the basis of the British...

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....

Merrickville’s Famous Woollen Mill

by the Merrickville & District Historical Society Following the American Revolution the first Loyalists arrived in Canada, settling first along the St Lawrence and then,...

Buttergate

It had it all: the initial incident and then the cover-up. The involvement of political influence at the highest level. Disappearing evidence and prosecution...

The Advance Building 206 Prescott Street

Until around 1900, the lots on the west side of Prescott Street south of the Asa Street junction were part of the Anderson &...

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