West Hants Historical Society

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  • Logging Industry Ponhook NS

    WHHS Newsletter, April-May 2012: Editor’s Note, Snoop Corner

    Snoop Corner ‘Who’s in the News’ and ‘Can you Identify this Photo’ have been replaced with the ‘Snoop Corner’. Since some of the volunteers are now filling in for the members who have stepped down, one being genealogy researcher, we are finding articles, newspaper clippings, photos, scrapbooks, family history, etc. that we never knew existed until now. We had two headings to choose from: The Treasure Find and the Snoop Corner. Though the former has a much nicer sound, the latter really explains it because if we did not look into that particular file we may never have found the below photo…

  • Old Parish Burying Ground

    WHHS Newsletter, April-May 2012: Historical Tidbit

    Near the top of the stairway leading to the Old Parish Burying Ground there is a unique headstone. Rather than standing, it is lying down, and not by accident, it was made that way. The inscription reads: Thomas Edward Robinson, Esq. A native of England G. B. & Contractor W. & A. Railway Died April 11th 1869, aged 39 years

  • Windsor Covered Bridge, c.1887

    Welcome to our website and blog!

    Since much of this area’s history was shaped by the water it seems only fair to have the first blog topic relate to this theme. The WHHS has many photographs of the bridges that have spanned the Avon River. The photo here shows the Windsor Covered Bridge and Train Bridge and dates to sometime before 1887. Before the construction of a bridge across the Avon travel was more of a waiting game. One would have to wait for the tide to come in to cross by boat or risk crossing the sandy floor bed at low tide-neither being great choices for a traveller in a hurry.

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