Monthly Archives: July 2015

This Week in Peterborough: 1915

As you might expect, this post will be mostly about the war.  Already by the summer of 1915, approximately 1000 men from Peterborough had enlisted and headed overseas (the city’s total population at the time was about 18,000), and they had … Continue reading

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An Announcement!

Well, two announcements actually.  First off, the regular “This Week in Peterborough” post will be along tomorrow evening.  You my prepare yourself for it by pondering which Ottawa Senators star was headed overseas in July of 1915, per the above … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1914 (A Brief Post)

I experienced something of a sense of déjà vu while researching the material for this week’s post — a number of stories in the Peterborough newspapers in the summer of 1914, and even some of the turns of phrase, seemed … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1913

In July of 1913, we find Peterborians enjoying a relatively pleasant and carefree time — a good thing, considering that the summer of 1914 would be nothing of the sort.  And how were they enjoying themselves?  As the headline above shows, … Continue reading

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Neighbours

Ok, mild technical issues this evening, so “This Week in Peterborough: 1913” will happen tomorrow.  However, in lieu of the post I wanted to share an amusing little piece that didn’t make it into the 1912 post.  It seems, in that … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1912

It was hot in July of 1912, as it had been in 1911.  Once again the papers were reporting record temperatures, and the water level in the Otonabee was low enough to cause trouble for the steamships.  However, for both … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1911

We have arrived at the week of the July 1st holiday, and I think it is fair to say that we would expect reports of fireworks, parades, speeches, and general merrymaking.  Which makes it somewhat odd, when we look at … Continue reading

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