Step back in time with these fascinating stories and images from Milton's past...

Len Pickett

Police Officer Len Pickett

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is Milton Police officer Len Pickett in 1960 pointing out the new emergency light attached to the inside of the police car. Location

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Milton Tennis Club

Milton Tennis Club

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton was taken at the Milton Tennis Club in 1955-56. It was located on Main St. approximately where Tandia is today. Do you recognize

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16 Mile Creek

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is of the 16 Mile Creek just to the east of the Martin Mill looking towards Main St. Both houses in the background

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Martin's Mill

Martin’s Mill

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is Martin Mill. Built in 1856 this was the second one on the property and was destroyed by fire in 1963 Read more

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Art Cooper, WWII

Art Cooper, WWII

For today’s #TakeMeBackMilton, we honour the 75th anniversary of D Day. Please take a moment to remember all of our brave men and women who

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Curling Rink

Curling Rink

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is action at the Milton Curling Rink in 1969, located on Millside Dr. beside the Beers Store. Read more Take Me Back, Milton

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Rotary Park Wading Pool

Rotary Park Wading Pool

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is the original Wading Pool in Rotary Park in 1956. Are you perhaps in the picture or do you recall having a great

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JM Denyes 1966

J.M. Denyes Public School, 1966

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton are teachers at J. M. Denyes Public School in 1966. Do you remember those who might have taught you? Read more Take Me

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Lumber Mill

Lumber Mill

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is the lumber mill which was located on the north west corner of Mill St. and Garden Lane. It was operated in 1875

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CNR Station

CNR Station, 1960

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is the Canadian Nation Railway Station on Bronte Street circa 1960. The station was originally situated on the east side of Bronte, south

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Emmanuel Baptist Church

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is Emmanuel Baptist Church, which was situated at the northwest corner of Commercial and Kingsway Place. The last service held in the church

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Sailing on the Mill Pond

Sailing on the Mill Pond

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a skiff sailing on the Mill Pond circa 1905. This photograph was taken from “Milton Semi-Centennial 1957-1907” published in 1907. The photo

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CP wagon

CP Wagon Delivery

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is this photo of a Canadian Pacific Express wagon making deliveries on Mill Street in Milton. Circa 1910-15 Read more Take Me Back,

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Bruce Street School

Bruce Street School

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is the demolition of Bruce Street School in 1973. The school served Milton’s students from 1857-1972. Milton Public Library (now Milton Christian School)

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Higgins Garage

Higgins Garage

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is Higgins Garage on Main Street, Milton. This building was the original power plant in Milton. It was later converted for use as

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Dr. Stevenson

Dr. Stevenson

Today’s #TakeMeBackMilton is a photo of Dr. Stevenson performing his first surgery at the newly opened Milton District Hospital in 1960. Dr. Stevenson started the

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Dr. Cecil Heslop

Dr. Cecil Heslop

This week’s #TakeMeBackMilton is Dr. Cecil Heslop who was born in Appleby, Ont., the son of Frederick A. Heslop and Jemima L. Ezard. He graduated

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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