Kingdom of Canada

Right up until the very last days before Confederation was enshrined in legislation in the British Parliament, there was still disagreement about what the...

An Easter Oratorio?

Performances of Handel’s great Oratorio, “Messiah”, has become a traditional Christmas favourite in recent decades, but that is not how it was first celebrated....

William Tutin Thomas, Architect of St. James

by Doug MacDonald A few years ago, Dr. George Fisher mentioned that St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, had been designed by an architect of importance....
The NG Times Newspaper

The devil in the details

By September of 1996, the amalgamation project seemed to be going nowhere. Although there were regular meetings of the Tri-Council Committee delegated with coming...

The Leach Blacksmith Shop and Banks Bros Livery Stable

The Leach, Blacksmith Shop On the south-east corner of Asa and Thomas is the parking lot, an empty space which was once, and for decades,...

Kemptville College – Early 1920’s

The photograph shows two buildings that formed the core of Kemptville College in its early years. In the background is the renovated farmhouse of...

Leahurst House, Kemptville Campus

Here is a building that predates most buildings in North Grenville, but is almost unknown, except to children! Today, it is the home of...

The Salvation Army Hall, Water Street, Kemptville

Many people in North Grenville will remember this building as the Sears Store; but long before the catalogues brought stoves and clothes to the...

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...

Kemptville High School

Here is a building that looms large in the memories of many people in North Grenville, for good or ill. For over 80 years...
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