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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.

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The Timbretones Now & Then

The Timbretones Now & Then

The original Timbretones quartet was formed by four young guys, Sam Inglis, his two cousins, Hugh Alexander, brother Roddie, and Jack Kohli This was 1951 and they wanted to compete in the upcoming quartet competition. They placed third on their first attempt.

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Forgotten Families

Forgotten Families

Thomas Baker McQuesten was born on June 30, 1882 on Guelph Avenue, Hespeler Ontario. He was the youngest son of Isaac and Mary (Baker) McQuesten. (His father Isaac was a partner in the Harvey & McQuesten Co. that in 1881 acquired the fire-gutted building that housed Jacob Hespeler’s mill).

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Hespeler’s Scottish Connection

Hespeler’s Scottish Connection

Hespeler Heritage Centre was recently made aware of a forgotten piece of Hespeler’s history. At the end of May 2010, an elderly gentleman, Adam Houston, visited the Hespeler Heritage Centre to deliver a number of documents…

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