Monday, April 28, 2008
Margaret Houghton is employed as the archivist in the Special Collections Department of the Hamilton Public Library. Born and educated in Hamilton, Margaret has been employed by the library since 1978.
She is past president of the Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society. She was involved in their projects to rebuild the Gore Park Fountain and to erect a memorial to the MacNab family in Hamilton Cemetery.
She has been the president of the Players' Guild of Hamilton (the oldest continuous little theatre group in North America) and has been an active member of that society since 1979.
Margaret has edited several books including: Vanished Hamilton, Vanished Hamilton II and Vanished Hamilton III as well as Hamilton at War: On the home front.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Stewart Brown was born May 3, 1938, in Hamilton, Ontario, where his dad was playing saxophone with the Jack Faerigan Orchestra at the Royal Connaught Hotel.
Stewart played dance-band drums during university days at McMaster, before beginning a reporting career that lasted 42 years at The Hamilton Spectator.
More than half that time was devoted to entertainment writing - live theatre, movies, pop music - plus a spell in the sports department covering the Tiger-Cats, Blue Jays and curling.
As a new feature, we will now be posting 'About the author' information on some of our popular authors and contributors. The first author to be in the spotlight will be Stewart Brown, author of Brant Inn Memories.