Hespeler Heritage Centre News
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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.
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.
We sit down with five remaining Committee members of the 1996 Great Hespeler Reunion to hear about experiences with this great Hespeler event.
The new project goes live May 1, 2021 and tells the story of the village’s most popular employer, Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.
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).
The Glick’s Block, 2-10 Queen St. West, located at the corner of Queen St. and Adam St., has now been razed and a new development will rise in its place.
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…
The mill has operated under many names over the years – Star Woollens, R. Forbes & Co, Dominion Woollens & Worsteds, Silknit, Waterloo Textiles to name few.
While scanning negatives from the Dominion Woollens & Worsteds collection by Frank Johnston, I ran across an old map of New Hope. I thought nothing of it until I mentioned it to Lary Turner. I…