Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hamilton's first television station

CHCH newscast rehearsal to see how the set designs register on camera just three days before the station went on air in June 1954.
Visit our website http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com to purchase First Here and learn more about early television in Hamilton.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Skyliner Ride

This 1966 photograph shows the Skyliner ride at Van Wagners Beach, Hamilton. (click on photo to enlarge).
To purchase Prints Along the Beach, please visit our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Memories of Wentworth - Wentworth Courthouse

Built in 1929, the Wentworth County Courthouse was located on Main St. between John and Catharine streets. The building was demolished in 1956 and a new courthouse was built, but it is now used by McMaster University.
To find out more and to purchase Memories of Wentworth, visit our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

East End Incline

Built in 1895, Hamilton's East End Incline made 20,000,000 trips by the time it closed in 1936. The increase in popularity of the automobile meant the end of the incline railway. To learn more and to purchase Memories of Wentworth, visit our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Aerial photograph of QEW/Maple Ave. area


QEW after the first phase of the Skyway Bridge was completed in 1958. Plains Road runs across the bottom of photograph and Maple Ave. is hidden underneath the row of trees. Mapleview Centre would years later be built where there once was an active market garden industry. To see more photos like this and to purchase Memories of Burlington, visit our website at: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hamilton Spectator story about Memories of Wentworth



Want to know more about what happened to Wentworth County?
Read the Hamilton Spectator story about our newest book, Memories of Wentworth: http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/514636--wonder-where-the-wentworth-went

To purchase this book, please visit our website at
http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Brant Inn & Spencer Smith Park


1950s aerial view of the Brant Inn and Spencer Smith Park. The area to the left would later become Joseph Brant Hospital.

(click on picture to enlarge)