Category Archives: Newspapers


Our look at mid-December of 1935 in Peterborough will be up tomorrow, but to tide you over, here’s an interesting little snippet from 1934 that did not make it into last week’s post.  “It may be a surprise to learn…,” … 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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A Peterboriana Contest!

Time for a competition, Dear Readers!  While poking recently through the October 1875 editions of the Peterborough Examiner, I came across a contest being run by the fine establishment whose ad is in the picture above: William Fairweather & Company, … Continue reading

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Peterborough on the Eve of War

You probably do not need to be told what was dominating the headlines in Peterborough in late July and early August of 1914, one hundred years ago.  The First World War, which Canada officially entered on August 4th of that year, … Continue reading

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Peterborough Elsewhere

As you are probably aware, our own Peterborough is not the only one out there.  A quick consultation with Google reveals that are five: one in Cambridgeshire, U.K., the familiar one in Ontario, one in New Hampshire in the U.S.A., … Continue reading

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Nine Out Of Ten Doctors…

  While hunting through the pages of the 1898 Peterborough Examiner recently, I was struck by the sheer number of ads for patent medicines.  In those un-regulated days, of course, one could pretty much attempt to foist any old concoction … Continue reading

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A New Journalistic Arrival

It makes some sense, I think, to have the first post here be about a newspaper-related beginning in the early history of Peterborough.  On February 3rd, 1872, the roster of the town’s weekly newspapers was increased by one with the first … Continue reading

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