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Mike Dennett, Andy Scott and Danny Garyfalakis with their Tiger Moth, the culmination of two years of meticulous restoration work. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Flight of the Tiger

Jun 17, 2014 | Tony Reynolds

For three vintage aircraft enthusiasts, slipping “the surly bonds of earth” in their restored Tiger Moth was an unforgettable experience.

The Love Pirate

Jun 17, 2014 | André Babyn | Back Issues

Dufferin County was briefly home to Andrew John Gibson, an Australian who became one of the most well-known con men and bigamists of the 20th century.

From the front page of the Brampton Conservator, August 5, 1914. Illustration credit the Montreal Star. Illustration Courtesy Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

Our Local Press on the Eve of the Great War

Jun 17, 2014 | Ken Weber

From the first week of August onward, war news exploded onto the pages of community papers, filling them almost cover to cover.

The On-Again-Off-Again Birth of Peel County

Mar 23, 2014 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

When the council of the newly independent County of Peel convened in 1867, a first task was to choose a site and a builder for the courthouse and jail.

“There’s Something Under Dufferin County”

Nov 19, 2013 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

As far back as 1886, for example, gold was discovered in Melancthon Township near Dundalk.

Three generations: James, Thomas and David Jackson standing at the crossroads in France that Thomas helped defend as part of the Normandy assault on the morning of June 6, 1944.

My Grandfather’s War

Sep 11, 2013 | James Jackson

Three generations of a Caledon farming family travelled to 
Europe to retrace the steps of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion 
during WW II.

The Homecoming

Sep 11, 2013 | Bernadette Hardaker

To a 13-year-old Orangeville boy in September 1945, news that the father he hadn’t seen in four years was on his way home from the battlefields of Europe was cause for high excitement.

A Place Like Home

Sep 11, 2013 | Ken Weber

For Canadian boys passing through England during World War I, the Perkins Bull Hospital for Convalescent Canadian Officers offered family warmth and the comfort of “home sweet home,” something all of them desperately needed.

Once Upon a Time There Were House Calls

Sep 11, 2013 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Before the days of clinics, emergency rooms and office hours, most medical treatment took place in a patient’s home. It was a challenging and uncertain process, and not just for the patient.

A Place for the Deserving Poor

Jun 17, 2013 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Males and females, including married couples, slept and ate separately.

Bob Cook

The Great Escaper

Mar 31, 2013 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

The Orangeville Sun called him Robert the Bold. Local police called him ‘armed and dangerous.’ His neighbours called him ‘misunderstood.’ Bob Cook’s story fits all these descriptions – and then some.

Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, whose arrogant misreading of the political situation had helped bring about the 1837 uprising, issued a proclamation offering a £1ooo reward for capture of Mackenzie.

How William Lyon Mackenzie Escaped Through Caledon …or Not!

Nov 17, 2012 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

They were smuggled food by a local farmer’s wife who, knowing she was being watched, would tie packages of food to her crinolines and go for a walk.

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