The Grand River in Galt from the Concession Street Bridge.
The Scottish heritage of Galt is marked by the steeples of two Presbyterian churches, Knox on the left and Central on the right. The buildings are kitty corner from each other across a small park.
We visited my home town this past weekend.
I grew up in the town of Galt which has a long history, starting out as a settlement in the early 1800’s. There is a great deal of Scottish heritage in the town, which had several industries related to textiles. Water power for many of these factories was supplied by the headpond behind this dam on the Grand River.
The banks of the river downstream from here were lined with limestone block buildings housing the factories. Most are gone now, their foundations obliterated or converted into pleasant walking paths. A few have become high-end housing lofts. The high-rise building in the background stands on the site of a large towel manufacturing plant where my father worked for some thirty years.
I have not forgiven Darcy McKeough for changing the name of my home town to “Cambridge” in the 1970’s.
A bit of history of the town appears HERE.
Seen on a sidewalk near the Grand River in Cambridge.
Should spelling count?
I want my grandkids to go to this school…
The whimsical decoration on the chain link fence (How do you decorate a chain link fence?) says that these people understand kids.
Butterflies are a wonderful way to describe young children: Colourful, free, beautiful, fun, unpredictable, delicate…
One Mile Bay is smooth this morning.
This week at least!
I haven’t been by Sweetman’s Garden in recent weeks. Today I visited and found a glorious display of colour. The lupins are blooming as are the iris and the poppies.
Here is a slideshow of what I found:
It is inconceiveable that only three years ago, North Bay City Council considered selling this property for building lots.
Parked on a temporary siding, 503 is scheduled to be spruced up and put on display.
The past is bright!
Rather depressing to see this old caboose sitting in the sand.
There is hope for a new career as a museum piece near our waterfront.
Looking forward to that in the near future.
Silverpixel has recently posted some very neat photographs of this collection of ONR memorabilia.
Two weeks ago I posted THIS. Last week I could have taken another similar photograph and posted it.
Yesterday the sight that greeted me was:
We have the fattest crows and ravens in the district now. How many times before a proper container is used?
In fairness, the mess was cleaned up when I passed today.
There is a large collection of items stored on this property. I suspect the homeowner would entertain an offer for any of them. (Except the fire hydrant which is owned by the city.)
This may be active recycling at its best?
North Bay has its own “Flatiron Building”.
Toronto has one. It’s a bit more imposing but we are proud of ours too.
Leaves in spring are fresh.
New life is a confirmation of our own future.
The Wasi River flows near my town.
Spring has arrived there too.
This unique taste treat is available at the Callander Hotel.
Get ’em before they’re gone!