Tag Archives: Guelph

The Eramosa Bridge getting rebuilt, 1852

A warm summer day it was when Miss J. Thorp, visiting her friend Miss E. Clarke, drank root beer in an iced mug up upon the Clarke’s widow’s walk. They watched the daring men jump and wrestle huge screws as … Continue reading

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There once was a man from nearby Guelph

There once was a man from nearby Guelph Who kept his large organ on a shelf. But his first son, named Jock, Strapped up there to play Bach Instead wrote a great ‘Prelude to Self’. 2015 – With all due … Continue reading

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Canada Day Events

Guelph has a very active Rotary club who put on many activities and, I presume, do a lot of charity work around town. But their website this year for their big Canada Day Activities event got me laughing yesterday. I … Continue reading

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The End of Ann Street

What is the identity of a Street? Ann Street (2 n’s and no e) was apparently named after Princess Ann daughter of Queen Elizabeth (which is weird since Queen Elizabeth I didn’t have children and Queen Elizabeth II‘s daughter was … Continue reading

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White Water on the Mighty Speed

My son Justin and I went white water canoeing on the Speed River yesterday evening. Spring is really the only time you can do any canoeing of length on the river that bisects our glorious and royal city of Guelph … Continue reading

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Jeremy’s Trickling Ghosts

My friend Jeremy Shute gave a fascinating talk entitled Ghost Rivers of Guelph at the Guelph Field Naturalists meeting last night. His laid back lecturing style and easy humour made for an enjoyable investigation of Guelph’s forgotten small waterways. It … Continue reading

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Blindness

What a powerful film on several levels! The theme is, of course, blindness… but the writers and director have a variety of ways of ‘seeing’ what that would mean.  To people who are suddenly become blind. To those who were … Continue reading

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