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...
Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Late at the Log Cabin

Late at the Log Cabin It was the summer of 1963 and life was great for a young man! I was blessed to have a good paying job at Simplicity Products Ltd., an apartment in Hespeler and a white-on-blue 1956 Meteor (my pride-in-joy) to cruise the streets of Galt, Preston...
Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Hespeler Rifle Association & Gun Club

Hespeler Rifle Association & Gun Club Most residents are unaware of the shooting history of our community, but for many decades Hespeler was renown locally, nationally and internationally for the skill and accuracy of many its early citizens. Following the...
Tom McMaster, Jack of All Trades

Kibitzing with the Bickersons

Kibitzing with the Bickersons It was the usual summer weekday afternoon at the Hespeler Legion, slow and quiet, before the rush of members who drop in after work. Being on holidays, I had dropped by for a golden mug of my favorite lager. A quartet of seniors was busy...