Walter Lunn – A Fallen Soldier of the Great War – by Kevin Lunn Walter Lunn was born in Newport Station, Hants County in 1894. At the start of the War, he volunteered for service with the 13th Battalion, the Royal Highlanders. After a short training period, he was sent to the front lines in France. He […]
Mill Island by Eva Mumford, Windsor, NS Prior to European settlement the area that is now called Windsor was a group of islands surrounded by marshland that was covered with salt water on the high tide. Through a system of dykes (levies), ditches, and one-way valves called arbiteaux, these marshes were eventually dyked by the
On the 3-4 November 1759, the Maritimes was struck by one of many storms that marked its history. It is comparable to the storm of 1711 and the gale of 1775 gale that killed around 2000 people. Those storms were so severe that they were epoch-marking, so much so that events are dated as “before”
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.
This article is taken from WHHS guest speaker Rev. David Curry, March 4 2010, and is based on addresses to the Clan Donald in September 2008. Flora MacDonald’s Winter in Windsor Sorrow and loss, pride and gain are part and parcel of the Scottish Legacy in the land which we call Nova Scotia, New Scotland.
Born in Windsor in 1825, William Smith lived a life of travel and adventure on the West Coast that few of us can dream of. Along the way, he changed his name to Amor deCosmos (“over of the world”). Following is an article printed in the Victoria Daily Colonist at the time of his death.
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
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.
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
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, William Shakespeare, The Sonnets of Shakespeare (New York, Paddington Press, Royal Shakespeare