Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Canadian Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Sale!

CANADIAN Black Friday & Cyber Monday Weekend Sale!!

Save 70% off ALL of our books on our website from Friday Nov. 25 - Monday Nov. 28.

Don't miss this once a year opportunity to save BIG and start your Christmas shopping!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Prints of Oakville - summer of 1969

Long before the marina was built, the Bronte lakefront was a very popular place! There was a nice sandy beach, with rows of cabins providing an escape from surrounding cities.

This picture from The Prints of Oakville, shows the crowded beach in 1969.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Images of Burlington - Sky Club deck, Brant Inn

The Sky Club at the back of the Brant Inn opened in 1935. It became a popular dining spot and offered dancing under the stars.

This picture (from Images of Burlington) was taken looking to the east and shows the Toronto-Hamilton Highway - today's Lakeshore Road.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Salvage drive for war effort

In 1941, at the request of the federal government, Hamilton began to collect bones, fats and greases from householders. All the money made from the sale of this collection (after expenses were deducted) was to be donated to some war charity.

Glycerine, which is an essential component of cordite (an explosive) can be derived from fats and greases. The meat shortages during the early 40's meant less fat was being salvaged. Therefore, Hamiltonians were encouraged to save fat and grease so that it could be used in the war effort.

Pictured here, the Flying Tigers did their part to help by collecting fat and bones.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lancaster bomber

Hamilton's Westinghouse employees were involved in building Lancaster bombers, such as this one featured in Hamilton at War: On the home front.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A look at Hamilton's war effort - Hamilton at War

Something amazing happened in Hamilton during the years of the Second World War.

That brief period of time from 1939 to 1945 saw the city and its people create something so special that it was unlike anything they had known before.

The entire population banded together to speed the road to victory.

Never before and never since has Hamilton been so focussed on a single goal. They worked together to win the war on the home front and they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations.

Hamilton at War re-lives that exciting time with stories and photographs of the people and places that made the city such a vital example of the best that Canada had to offer.

In honour of Remembrance Day, we will be posting photos from our book, Hamilton at War, showing Hamiltonians supporting the war effort from home.

This first photograph shows a cavalcade of war weapons along York Blvd. in 1941.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Book Signings

The dates have been finalized for upcoming book signings for Gary Evans. Come out to local bookstores and book fairs in the Hamilton/Burlington area to meet Gary, purchase his books and have him sign them for you! Books from the Prints series and Memories of the Beach Strip will be some of the books he will be signing.

Nov. 4 - Coles Eastgate (3 - 5 pm)
Nov. 4 - Coles Limeridge (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
Nov. 11 - Head of the Lake Historical Society at the Coach House, Dundurn Castle (7:30 pm)
Nov. 12 - Waterdown Book Fair, St. James United Church, Waterdown (9:30 am - 3 pm)
Nov. 18 - Coles Eastgate (3 - 5 pm)
Nov. 18 - Coles Burlington Mall (7 - 9 pm)
Nov. 19 - Coles Limeridge Mall (1 - 3 pm)
Nov. 26 - Coles Limeridge Mall (1- 3 pm)
Dec. 2 - Coles Eastgate (3 - 5 pm)
Dec. 3 - Coles Burlington Mall (1 - 3 pm)
Dec. 17 - Indigo Heritage Greene (2 - 5 pm)

Please e-mail for more information.