Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas in Peterborough: 1884

“Once Again,” read a small blurb in the December 24th, 1884, edition of the Peterborough Times, “we heartily wish our many readers, “A Merry Christmas.”  A fine sentiment indeed, and I would like to take this opportunity to express similar … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1883

No big surprise, I suspect, that mid-December of 1883 found the people of Peterborough much involved in their Christmas shopping, at least to judge from the ads in the newspapers!  However, there were also other things going on amidst the … Continue reading

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School Daze

  Our look at mid-December, 1883, in Peterborough will be up tomorrow, but in the meantime, I invite you to feast your eyes on the picture above.  That, of course, is the former home of the Peterborough Collegiate Institute, here … Continue reading

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The Victory Song of Colonel F.W. Haultain

  In the most recent edition of “This Week in Peterborough,” we said a final “Farewell” to Colonel Frederick W. Haultain, a longtime local political figure whose exploits we had discussed in some earlier posts.  So this seems like an ideal … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1882

  There was much sadness around Peterborough in early December of 1882, despite the approach of the festive season.  One famous and adored Peterborian had died, and another was leaving the town, presumably forever.  Who were they?  Click on to … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1881

It must be said that in many ways (although not the one illustrated above), the latter part of 1881 in Peterborough looked somewhat the previous few years had — many of the same issues were up for discussion.  Take the parks, … Continue reading

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