Looking back half a century…and more !
A website for living memories of the Town of Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Bob Hughes
and Terry Regan. It was taken across from the Post Office on
Colborne Street, (now Lakeshore Road) just a few doors from
Len Hope’s Drug Store, the main after-school hang-out in
those days. I saw Terry in Milton Sept. 2008 (after 60 years)
at my brother-in-law Jim Snow’s funeral. And, after 50 years,
Hanging out at Len's Drug Store
Left, Ivan Woods ; Center, George Sythes; Right, Charlie Alexander
If you have an Oakville photo, 50 years old or more, that brings back memories you’d like to share, send it along with a short text and I’ll include it. (or have your grandchild send it I
who was Oakville’s Senior Citizen of the Year 1975
(Certificate signed by Mayor Harry Barrett and Clerk D.W. Browne)
My mother was born in East London in 1889 and on the death of her
Mother in 1903, was shipped off to Canada as a “Home Child”* along
with her younger brother and sister.
*THE BRITISH CHILD EMIGRATION SCHEME TO CANADA (1870-1957)
100,000 British Home Children (alleged orphans) were sent to Canada by over 50 British Child Care organizations. These young children worked as indentured farm labourers and domestic servants until they were 18 years old.
For more info just Google “Canadian Home Children” and find a number of sites.
“Oakville Memories” firstname.lastname@example.org
An Oakville Historical Society booster ~ http://www.oakvillehistory.org/