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Lockyer’s Folly

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Peter Lockyer

Photography by Ian K. Barker Adventures in Restoration In the beginning, it sounded like such a good idea! As the owner of a small business promoting heritage, it only made marketing sense to develop a strong, iconic brand – like a vintage truck – to shout out to the world we were in the history… Read More

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Glanmore at Christmas

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Glanmore, Christmas, Victorian decorations

Photography by Daniel Vaughan A Victorian Fantasy (at a very real Belleville museum) November 1898 Dear Cousin~ There is to be a ball at Glanmore just after Christmas, and I am to attend. This will be the first time I have seen this wonderful place, as I am finally out in Belleville society. I expect to… Read More

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38 Hours to Montreal

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Dan Buchanan, Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson, 38 Hours to Montreal

As the sleigh sped through Smithfield on the way to Trent Port, Governor General Thomson may have contemplated the daunting task awaiting him in Montreal. The Mackenzie Rebellion was only two years past and nerves were still very raw, extreme partisan positions being the normal manner of discourse. Lord Durham had been and gone, providing his Durham Report with recommendations for changes to the governance of Upper and Lower Canada. British gentlemen could not fathom why normally peaceful Canadians had actually taken up arms against the crown, but they were intent on preventing it from happening again. Read More

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Chris from Cold Creek

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On a nasty winter day, rife with weather warnings – the kind where the locals take the back roads rather than being part of a parking lot on the 401, Chris Braney isn’t thinking of snow. His mind is on music and friends and his newly adopted Hillier community, where he knows in his heart he has always belonged. Read More