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Once home to over 60 flourishing villages, Middlesex County, in the heart of southwestern Ontario, has a rich history just waiting to be discovered. Anthropologist and local history enthusiast Jennifer Grainger has, through extensive research and much personal exploration, produced a valuable document chronicling the "rise and fall" of these pioneering settlements, truly the foundation of all that exist in the area today. Nostalgia buffs, armchair adventurers, genealogists and curious daytrippers alike will welcome the arrival of this timely publication with its many fascinating stories and countless visual reminders of the past.

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Genre: History
Author: Jennifer Grainger
Publisher: Dundurn
Release: 2002-07-10
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781554883714

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Shipwrecks, War of 1812 skirmishes, ghost sightings, and even a murder or two help make up the colourful story of Elgin Countrys heyday.

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Genre: History
Author: Jennifer Grainger
Publisher: Dundurn
Release: 2008-06-09
File: 213 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781550028126

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The much-anticipated follow-up to From the Vault, Volume 1 draws on local archives to bring historic London, Ontario, to life. Welcome to 1950 in London, Ontario. The post-war boom is in full swing, fueled by jobs, babies, and the modern consumer. New buildings dot the landscape, marking the advent of suburbia and rise of the shopping mall. When the 401 cuts through town, London finds itself on the cultural map, bringing famous acts to town. Taken by the spirit of protest, Londoners hit the streets to make their voices heard. The Forest City is electric with change. From the Vault, Volume II: 1950 to 1975 explores what were among the most important and exciting years of London's history. From the opening of Wellington Square Mall to a Royal Visit, the demolition of Hotel London to anti-Vietnam protests, the book illustrates the era by featuring over 1,250 iconic images from the archives of the London Free Press, held at Western Archives. As London's paper of record for 170 years, the London Free Press remains the region's greatest source of historical photography and eyewitness testimony. Like its predecessor, the best-selling From the Vault, this book sets a new standard for Canadian excellence in regional history. Documenting landmark events, timeless memories, and unforgettable characters, it's a must-have for lovers of history.

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Author: Jennifer Grainger
Publisher:
Release: 2020-10-02
File: 504 Pages
ISBN-13: 1771963344

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Reverend Peter Hampson Ditchfield (1854-1930) was the author of Our English Villages (1889), Old English Sports (1891), Books Fatal to Their Authors (1895), Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time (1896), English Villages (1901/06), The Parish Clerk (1907), Memorials of Old London (2v/1908), and Vanishing England (1910). "A popular and readable sketch of the history of our villages." Dealing with characteristic features of English villages, such as prehistoric remains and Roman relics, churches, monasteries, the village inn, village folklore and superstitions and many more.

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Genre: England
Author: Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release: 1901
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465525994

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When founded in 1826, London was a frontier outpost surrounded by dense forest. Nearly 100 years later, that once-humble village had transformed into a burgeoning metropolis'a national leader in industry, culture, and education. Featuring never-before-seen photographs from Museum London's Orr Collection, Early London 1826-1914 tells the story of the city's dramatic, remarkable rise. With chapters on architecture, industry, sports, and daily life, this stunning visual history captures London's rapid development into the unofficial capital of Western Ontario. From the introduction of the city's first electric streetcar to the construction of the Normal School, the bustle of early garment factories to the free-wheeling fun of primitive ?bicycle clubs,? the book highlights those Victorians who built London'rich and poor, young and old'at work and play.Providing the reader with an extraordinary collection of historic photographs and sketches, historian Jennifer Grainger unearths the roots of the modern Forest City, offering a new perspective on one of Canada's most important, foundational urban communities. Meticulously researched, beautifully curated, and handsomely designed, Early London is destined to become a ?must-have? book for local history lovers.

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Author: Jennifer Grainger
Publisher:
Release: 2016-11-15
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 1771961651

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This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late; that so much has already vanished that it is hardly worth while to record what is left. Although much has gone, there is still, however, much remaining that is good, that reveals the artistic skill and taste of our forefathers, and recalls the wonders of old-time. It will be our endeavour to tell of the old country houses that Time has spared, the cottages that grace the village green, the stern grey walls that still guard some few of our towns, the old moot halls and public buildings. We shall see the old-time farmers and rustics gathering together at fair and market, their games and sports and merry-makings, and whatever relics of old English life have been left for an artist and scribe of the twentieth century to record.

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Genre: History
Author: Peter Hempson Ditchfield
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2014-10-27
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781326061074

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Genre: Elgin (Ont. : County)
Author: Hugh Joffre Sims
Publisher: St. Thomas, Ont. : Elgin County Library
Release: 1984
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0920339018

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Reproduction of the original: The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 by Frederick Engels

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Frederick Engels
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release: 2019-09-25
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783734060403

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Genre: Books
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105111052911

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No wonder the Canadian writer, Nellie McLung could claim in her autobiography that dinner conversation in Canada often involved discussing the story of what happened to the Donnelly family. This family, residents of Biddulph township, eighteen miles north of London, Ontario, were slain "by their neighbours in disguise" not long after midnight on 4 February 1880.

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Genre: Biddulph (Ont.)
Author: Champlain Society
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 305 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015061857077

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