Hespeler Heritage Centre News

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St. Luke’s Place

St. Luke’s Place

In 1955, Mary (Stenhouse) Clemens donated part of her parents’ farm to the Hespeler United Church in the hope that “something might happen” with her gift.

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Woods Transport (Hespeler) Limited

Woods Transport (Hespeler) Limited

The largest family-owned trucking company in Hespeler’s history had a strange and frightening beginning. The story is a testament to one man’s bravery, iron will, strength, hard work, and determination to provide a good life for his family!

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Hespeler Post Office

Hespeler Post Office

The story of mail delivery in our community is one of proud and dependable public service. In the early years of settlement in Waterloo County, mail was delivered weekly by horse ….

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The Holm Mill

The Holm Mill

Peter Niles Holm, a Danish man, acquired land and water rights one mile north of Hespeler on the stream outlet feeding from Puslinch Lake.

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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…

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