Volume 41

"The Days That Are No More", A History of Torrance School, 1910 - 1998

January 18, 2019 — Author: Susan Ratcliffe Publication Date: 2002   This magnificent Beaux Arts building was designed by Guelph architect W. Frye Colwill and is one of the few remaining examples of his work. Mr. ColwiII is perhaps best known for his design of the Old Carnegie Library in Guelph.   Education is a consideration so important io a community that it obtained...

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Ross Irwin, President, Guelph Historical Society, 1995 - 1999

January 18, 2019 — Author: Ross Irwin Publication Date: 2002     Ross lrwin receivittg the Scadding Award of Excellence, Ontario Historical Society, May 8, 1999   Ross Weston Irwin was born at Cambray, Victoria County. He attend- ed public school at Oakwood and continuation school at Little Britain. His first paying job was "shouldering" a county road. This involved shoveling dirt and gravel...

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Central, Torrance, Tytler and Victory Schools: Choosing A Name and Location

January 18, 2019 — Author: Pat Bowley Publication Date: 2002   Figure 1 Paisley Block School, circa 1850s. Leo Johnson, History of Guelph, 133   How do communities decide when and where to build a school? And how do they name them? In nineteenth-century Guelph, following Egerton Ryerson's Education Act which compelled all boys and girls to attend school to age 12 at public...

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"Only Through History Does A ... Family ... Become Fully Conscous of Itself".

January 18, 2019 — Author: Marion Scott Publication Date: 2002   Thomas Galt. Photo from Canadian Album of Men of Canada 1891, University of Guelph ArchivaI and Special Collection.   Genealogy, or the study of one's family history, is said to be the fastest growing hobby in America. To anybody who has been involved in such a study, the thought of compiling a history...

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Victory School Durring The 1940s

January 18, 2019 —  Author: Robert Hamilton Publication Date: 2002   Victory School   I woke up-early on my first day of school in 1938. My family had just moved to Guelph from preston the year before and we lived on London Road, two blocks east of Exhibition park. My mother placed my clothes on the bed for me and prepared a bowl of...

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No. 4 Wireless School At Guelph, 1941 - 1945

January 18, 2019 — Author: E C Lougheed With contributions from V. C. G. Nielsen, W. C. Seliars and E. A. Jones Publication Date: 2002   LAC (Leading Aircraftman) and WOP (Wireless Operator) graduates from the 31st Entry, No. 4 Wireless School, Guelph, May 8, 1942. The background is easily identified as War MemoriaI Hall From Jones Collection.   A little over 60 years...

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The Mystery of Aurther Cutten

January 18, 2019 — Author: Luke DiGravio Reproduced by permission from Cutten Edge, the monthly magazine of the Cutten Club, Guelph.   Publication Date: 2002   The mystery man of La Salle Street; a legend in his day; a quiet individual; the personification of astuteness; an oracle who spoke seldom, but weightily; a figure cloaked in mystery; the man who brought down Wall Street;...

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The Spirit Walk at Woodlawn Cemetery - History Comes Alive!

January 18, 2019 — Author: Brenda Rollinson Publication Date: 2002   Peter Gokey (Paul Taylor) welcomes Aurthur Cutten (Gary Chapman) Back to Woodlawn   PROJECT WITH A PURPOSE The annual spirit walk at Woodlawn Cemetery in Guelph is a walking tour with a difference! Actors, dressed in period costume, are stationed at the monument of an influential figure from Guelph's past. As you stroll...

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