The Holm Mill

The Holm Mill

The Holm Mill Editor’s note: 4860 Townline Road is located east of the Speed River, in proximity to the intersections of Blackbridge Road and Townline Road near the Black Bridge. The buildings on the property were originally constructed as mills and have been listed...
The Meeting House That Started Our Community

The Meeting House That Started Our Community

The Meeting House That Started Our Community This photo below was taken at the corner of Queen and Cooper. It shows Hespeler’s very fashionable Post Office and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The building pictured between them has an interesting story and dates back to...
The Meeting House That Started Our Community

Hespeler Brothers Operated World Famous Resort

Hespeler Brothers Operated World Famous Resort Abraham Hagmeier was born in Germany March 13, 1854. He immigrated to Canada in 1881 and settled in Hespeler, Ontario. On April 25, 1883, at the age of 29, he married a young Hespeler girl Elizabeth Graeb. Abraham...
Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades The hamlet of New Hope, formerly Bergeytown, was incorporated as the Village of Hespeler in 1858 and at the first village meeting, Henry Fields was appointed police constable and served until 1873. He was succeeded by various men, for...
Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Forgotten Places: Laurel Park

Forgotten Places: Laurel Park Over the decades, many places become forgotten as people age, memories grow dim and times change. One such place that has completely disappeared was just three short blocks from the main intersection of Hespeler; Adam & Queen Streets....
Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Hespeler Textile Festival

Hespeler Textile Festival Many great celebrations have taken place in our community since it was incorporated as a town in 1901. The most memorably, of course are the Ole Boys Reunions of 1906, 1926, 1947, 1966, 1996 and 2006, but there were others that ranked right...