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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 up there with the best!

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Dominion Woollens Pay Rates in 1951

Dominion Woollens Pay Rates in 1951

In order to encourage new recruits, Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd had to tell their story far and wide. This slide is from a 1951 company presentation to potential new recruits to help staff...

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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 …

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In Memoriam: Fred Stewart

In Memoriam: Fred Stewart

Frederick Roy Stewart, Jan 20 1926 – May 20 2020. Royal Canadian Navy – WW2 Veteran, Police Chief Hespeler, Staff Inspector Waterloo Regional Police, 53 Year Member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 272 Hespeler.

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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...

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A Storied Past

A Storied Past

An application for rezoning has been filed by JENC Investments Ltd. with the City of Cambridge regarding the property at 408 Guelph Avenue. The large building on the property has an interesting…

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