Postcard - Mill Pond

Postcard of the Mill Pond

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a postcard from 1938. When Milton was first settled in the early 19th century, Sixteen Mile Creek flowed right through the middle. The creek was dammed creating a mill pond. Read more Take Me Back, Milton posts…

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Soldiers at the train station

Soldiers at the Train Station

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton! In 1914 the first contingent of Milton soldiers left the C.N.R. station on Bronte Street. For further information see “Memories of Milton” by Mel Robinson and “Milton Remembers World War I and the Men and Women we never knew” by John Challinor II and Jim Dills. Read more

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Royal Templars of Temperance

Royal Templars of Temperance

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a meeting of the Royal Templars of Temperance c. 1890. William and Elspet Armstrong are third and fourth from the right. For many years the house at 104 Mill Street, Milton, served as the Temperance Hall. In 1889 the Royal Templars of Temperance installed a drinking fountain

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1940s Hockey Team

1940s Hockey Team

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a picture from the late 1940s of players from the Milton Rep Hockey Team. Back Row, Left to Right: Bill Pearson, Bob Sales, Wayne Hilson, Chuck Bundy, Doug Vaughan, Don Kearney, Ron Shannon. Front Row, Left to Right: Lindo “Tat” Zanatta, Don Wilson, Terry Brush, Harvey Black

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Hauling rocks

Hauling Rocks

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a photo that appeared in the Milton Champion, with the caption: “Hauling Rocks- to the jail, or stone for the local roads? Who can tell us what the horse-drawn teams and the large stones in this photo represent? Does anyone recognize any of the men? Photo courtesy

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Puslinch

Christmas at Puslinch Hall

A late Christmas post for today’s #TakeMeBackMilton. Milton Historical Society members enjoying our Christmas Social evening in December 1996 at the Ontario Agricultural Museum in the old Puslinch Hall. Great Decorations, Carol Singing and our transportation around the grounds was by old fashion horse and wagon. We hope that you

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1956 Hockey Team

1956 Champion Hockey Team

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is Milton’s 1956 Champion Hockey Team in the old Brown Street Arena, which was located on Brown Street where the Restore is now. Do you recognize anyone? Manager – George Fletcher Back – Wayne MccConnell, Bruce Canon, Glen Wilson, Jim Knight, Don Currie, Jim Ellison, John Howarth Front

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Log Cutting

Log Cutting

In 1982 Milton celebrated it’s 125th anniversary. In February of that year, the Sportman’s Club sponsored a log cutting contest which was held in Rotary Park. There were a number of special events throughout the year to celebrate. Do you recall attending any of these events? Read more Take Me

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Ploughing

Ploughing

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a photo of a 1910 view of property between Bruce St. and Ontario St. The building behind is the back of Hayward Transport Garage (now removed ). Someone ploughing the soil using a hand plough and two horses. Today a senior’s building block known as 40 Ontario

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Past Mayors

Milton Historical Society’s Past President, Val Grimshaw, presented framed photos of Milton’s past Mayors to the Town of Milton in 1982. Pictured left to right are Don Gordon, Mike Ledwith, Gordon Krantz, Dr. Carl Martin, Val Grimshaw and Anne McArthur. Read more Take Me Back, Milton posts…

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