Hants County History

The Rule of The Road, 1918

THE (Berwick)REGISTER, February 13, 1918. The Rule of the Road. (Letter from Judge Savary)

To the Editor of the SPECTATOR
SIR: – I notice by your last issue that a vigorous effort is being made to secure a change in the “rule of the
road” which in these Maritime Provinces requires two carriages passing each either travelling in opposite
directions to keep to their left.

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Halifax Explosion, December 6 1917

The Halifax Explosion From wikipedia: The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. A fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, causing a large explosion that devastated …

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Trecothick Creek

On a small hill overlooking the stream the Acadians built the second parish church of l’Assomption in village Landry. The graveyard was located nearby. The church and graveyard are long ago forgotten. The name of the stream during the Acadian period is unknown, but its rather unique current name is a reminder of a bygone era when the province was a small British colony, opening up to immigration.

Some Literary Figures from Windsor’s Past

This article is taken from WHHS guest speaker Rev. David Curry, January 5 2006. Some Literary Figures from Windsor’s Past Deborah How Cottnam (“Portia”), Griselda Tonge & Sir Charles G.D. Roberts I want to thank the West Hants Historical Society for inviting me to speak about “Some Literary Figures from Windsor’s Past”. Your President has …

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Thy Sweet Love Remember’d: A Poet & A Church

This address was given by Reverend David Curry on November 1st, 2007 to the West Hants Historical Society in Windsor, NS. ‘Thy Sweet Love Remember’d’: A Poet & A Church “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,” Shakespeare’s Sonnet # 29 begins, entering into a meditative discourse on the vagaries of human ambition and …

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World War I Project – November 2017

The West Hants Historical Society salutes our local soldiers who died one hundred years ago in L917 during World War 1. We will always remember your sacrifice. Note: You can view their military records online by searching for the Regimental Number (Reg No) at the Library and Archives Canada web site as follows:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx

The Saxby Gale of October 4

“…the inhabitants of the part of this town known as “Poverty Point”, near Smith’s Island [the area off Exit 6 in Windsor, past the old Visitor Centre], were woke from their slumbers at about 11 o’clock in the night by the rush of water which broke over the dykes in the immediate vicinity. Ten minutes after the dykes gave way the whole body of water found its level, covering in the low-lands for miles and miles around. About twenty houses are situated here; these were flooded nearly eight feet, which presented an appearance the morning after more like that of a street in Venice than a terra firma.

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