November 30, 2016

Ian D. Thompson, U.E.- Modern Memories- November 30, 2016

One of the most interesting, and perhaps the most depressing, aspects of this website was the transcription of the grave markers in the cemeteries in Caledonia and surrounding area.

Though the subject isn't partic...

November 28, 2016

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

There are some aspects of life which become traditional. Such a one is the Caledonia Fair. It was part of my life when I was growing up and is still part of it.

In many ways it remains the same and yet over the years, it kee...

November 25, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth November 25, 2013

Celebrations for Christmas are very much on the minds of everyone. Once Remembrance Day is over, it is time to get ready for Christmas no matter where you might be in Canada, but it is certainly the case in Ca...

November 23, 2016

Ian D. Thompson, U.E.- Modern Memories (November 23, 2016)

With Light Up Night and Christmas in Caledonia events coming this week, it's an exciting time for local children- but is there as much excitement as there was in the 1990s when I was growing up in Caledonia?

We k...

November 21, 2016

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories April 9, 1980

There has been such a dramatic change in Caledonia over the years, not only physically but in its people, that for some time I have felt that someone should be recording these changes along with the mass of in...

November 18, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

With the Caledonia Fair being held this weekend, the Caledonia Agricultural Society's Exhibition Hall comes to mind while in the midst of a huge campaign to restructure the building for large events.

Since 2004, no longer needed...

November 16, 2016

I've been quite lucky to have been born and raised in Caledonia. My parents, Daniel and Leila too, were both Caledonia kids, and so, I was doubly lucky to have been born into a family with some 'roots' to Caledonia's history.

Growing up, my mother worked for the Grand...

November 15, 2016

Something exciting is coming to the Caledonia Archives!

As we endeavor to bring you as much of Caledonia's history as possible, we're happy to announce the addition of two Caledonia favourites: one from today, and one from days gone by, plus something entirely new!

Each...

November 15, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth September 30, 2013

Years ago, in 1958, an anonymous 'old boy' wrote columns of Caledonia history for an issue of The Sachem.

"The younger generation knows little of conditions which prevailed about the turn of the century. Many...

November 11, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth November 4, 2014

Over the years, this column has commemorated Remembrance Day by writing about those who paid the supreme sacrifice, and about those who went to war and returned.

Two of these veterans of WWII passed away this ye...

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