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...

Rideau Canal saga

Nearly 190 years ago, on May 22, 1832, the steamboat, “Rideau”, also known by its nickname, “Pumper”, left the dock in Kingston to make...

The cost of living in Wolford in 1818

Life in the Wolford area in 1818 was not as primitive as one might think. There were three mills for grinding grain, four mills...

A grandfather’s story

by Kateri Skaarup He was 15 years old. Too young to enlist, but yet he did anyway under a fake name. He did so alongside...

Life in Wolford in 1818

The Gourlay survey taken in January 1818 from the Township of Wolford, actually encompassed three other Townships which were administered by a single municipal...

Wolford in 1818

For the first decades of the Nineteenth century, the four townships of Wolford, Oxford, Montague and Marlborough were administered as a unit, with a...
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Indigenous status in 1950

On 13 May and 16 May 1946, respectively, the House of Commons and the Senate passed parallel resolutions to establish the Special Joint Committee...

Local settlement in 1818: The Banished Briton

Few people today, other than historians, know the name of Robert Gourlay. But, for a few years after the end of the War of...
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Losers weepers – The Law of Nations

The Doctrine of Discovery provided the monarchs of Europe with a very questionable justification for claiming the territories inhabited by non-Europeans between the fifteenth...

Hiding in plain sight

Many older buildings around North Grenville have disappeared over the years; some by fire, others demolished. But there are some which are still around,...