Riverside Park, 1908

In 1902, the Kemptville Council bought Riverside Park from the Bottom family, who had owned it for decades. It was decided that the Village...

Hang together – or hang separately

It is said that the thought of being executed in the morning concentrates the mind wonderfully. The outbreak of the American Civil War in...

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday - This photo is of the old post office that used to be located on Prescott Street in Kemptville. Do you know exactly...

Remembering 1917

As we near the end of Canada 150, it seems a good time to look back in this special Remembrance Day issue at the...

Kemptville Conscription crisis

The fact that Canada was nearly torn apart through the Conscription Crisis in 1917 can, at least, partly, be traced back to Kemptville! Although...

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...

Major Horace Hutchins

Horace Hutchins was born on January 28, 1868 ,in Kemptville, Ontario. His grandfather had arrived in Oxford-on-Rideau Township from Ireland around 1820 and the...

School days

With the recent announcement that Oxford-on-Rideau Public School is on the list of schools that are being considered for closure next year, the community...

The First Martyr

Thomas D’Arcy McGee had played an important role in bringing about Confederation. As the only Canadian delegate to have actually toured the Maritimes in...

Charlottetown

It is probably fair to assume that most Canadians have heard of the Charlottetown Conference and its role in bringing about the Confederation of...

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