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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Grandstand at Milton Fairgrounds

The Grandstand

This week’s TakeMeBackMilton is the erection of the Grandstand at the Milton Fair Grounds in 1959 by the Halton Agricultural Society. During the Fall Fair, the Grandstand provides seating for the viewing of events such as the truck pulls and demolition derby while the inside is used for display purposes

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McEachern's Esso

Kelly McEachern

Do you remember John Leslie (Kelly) McEachern who owned and operated McEachern’s Esso Service on the northeast corner of Bronte Street and Main Street? Kelly was well loved by the people of Milton for his kind heart and sense of humor. He never seemed to mind when his customers paid

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Anne MacArthur

Anne MacArthur

Anne J. MacArthur was a teacher for 36 years, a business woman and Milton’s only female Mayor. Anne entered politics in 1965 serving as Councillor, Deputy-Reeve, Reeve, Warden and Milton Mayor. She always worked hard on behalf of her students and constituents. She was a strong advocate to stop defacing

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Next Meeting: March 17, 2016

When: Thursday, March 17th Time: 8:00 pm Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Detail: The Art of Charles Wm. Jeffery Rev. Bob Brownlie will be talking about “The Art of  Charles Wm. Jeffery”, a historical illustrator, impressionist of landscapes in particular of Western Canada.

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Family Day 2016 at the Milton Historical Society, Monday Feb. 15th

NEXT EVENT When: Monday, February 15th Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Street, Milton Details: Family Day 2016 The Milton Historical Society will be open from 10 am to 2 pm offering children’s activities which will include – games, crafts and displays.  We invite you to please

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