Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tecumseh & Pelissier – 1929

April 30, 2014
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Happy Wednesday everyone, and also the last post of April. Today’s shot is looking west East along Tecumseh Road from the intersection of Pelissier (Victoria Ave is the boulevard in the extreme foreground). This shot from September 1929, shows the recently built Kennedy CI on the...

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The Grotto at St Mary’s – c 1940

April 28, 2014
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A fixture of South Windsor was the grotto behind St Mary’s Academy. I have heard stories before from lots of different people who grew up in South Windsor who have memories of playing in and around the grotto. Anyone out there have any stories to share?

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Action Hobbies Kingsville’s Historical Train Slide Show #15 this Saturday, April 26th, 2014 @ 7.30PM

April 25, 2014
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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head on out to Kingsville for the ever popular Historical Slide Show. Tomorrow Saturday, April 26th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #15 featuring a special “double presentation” by returning presenter Helmut Ostermann from Waterloo, Ontario. Free admission, as always! Helmut will...

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Ojibway Tornado – June 17, 1946

April 23, 2014
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OJIBWAY, ONT – An unidentified man sits dejectedly amid the ruin caused by the tornado which struck here yesterday evening (6/17). CREDIT (ACME PHOTO) 6/17/46 Today’s photo comes from longtime reader Luc B., who sent along this photo and wondered if anyone recognized the unidentified man in the photo? I hope everyone had a...

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Metropole Tavern – c. 1960

April 16, 2014
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An old postcard shot looking south on Walker Road at Niagara Street in Walkerville. It shows what was then the Metropole Tavern, it was more recently known as Big Tony’s after a long run as California’s. A detail shot of the great old neon sign that once graced the facade of this old watering...

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