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Our 25th Annual Book Fair will be on Saturday, November 7, 2015. This year our theme is Genealogy and we will have a special guest speaker, Ruth Blair of Blair Archival Research.

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April  Meeting
April 24th, 2015

Please join us for our next monthly meeting.

 April is our Annual General Meeting. Following a brief business meeting,our guest speaker, Murray Aikman will give a presentation on the Hamilton Incline Railways.


Photo courtesy HPL Local History and Archives

For several decades Hamilton, “The Ambitious City”, boasted  not   one,   but  two incline railways which transported people, wagons and motorized vehicles up and down Hamilton Mountain. Both functional and popular, these  innovative methods of quickly ascending and descending the escarpment experienced many highs and lows.  Learn more as Murray Aikman examines the ups and downs of this once popular transportation system.

Murray Aikman was born and raised on Hamilton Mountain, and has been an educator and historian for most of his life. He is a Life Member of both the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society and The Head-of-the-Lake historical Society and is active in several heritage projects, particularly the Olivet United Church. He has been a contributer to many local history publications, and has won several awards, most recently the T. Melville Bailey Heritage Award in 2012.


 

Friday April 24th, 2015

8:00 pm

St. James United Church
Fellowship Hall
306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown

 

Free admission - all are welcome!

 

 

Publications:

 Several of our local history publications are out of print. However, we have scanned some of them and they are now available on a CD. These include "Millgrove through the years" and "... and they came to East Flamborough".  We also have copies of  "Into the Cauldron: The Experiences of a CEF Infantry Officer During the Great War" , edited by Steven E. Sawell.  Please check our publications page for more information. Some titles have a link to excerpts from the book, to give you a better idea of what is in it.

 

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Please help.

We are raising funds for the 'Move Back to Waterdown'. The Archives and the Society office will be in the new Waterdown Library and Community Centre building and we need funds for new furniture and moving expenses. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $25.00 or more.

 

 

 

We need your help

The Flamborough Archives is working on three projects and we are asking for your help .

The first is a planned book on the history behind the names of communities that exist, or did exist at one time, in Flamborough.

The second project is a compilation of the businesses in Flamborough, with an emphasis on Waterdown, from around 1850 onwards. 

The third project is an inventory of street names in Waterdown, and the history behind the name.

We are looking for any material which would help with this research - photos, stories, advertisements or flyers etc. We would be happy to scan your original photos if you don't want to part with them.

If you have ANYTHING that can help, please contact the Archives at (905) 540-5161 or flamarch@hpl.ca

Thanks!


 

 

 

 


New Publication!

Irish Nicholson Families in Wentworth County

 

WEFHS Annual Report 2012 - 2013

The Flamborough Archives has Moved!

The Archives old location at the Flamborough Municiple Services building at 163 Dundas Street East has been torn down to make way for the New Waterdown Library (& Archives).

We have now reopened at our temporary location on the 4th Floor of the Hamilton Library Central Branch.

The Hamilton Library Central Branch is located at 55 York Blvd in downtown Hamilton.

Click here to see our new setup!