Spring Fashion, circa 1905


Walkerville Gibson Girls with Brollies at the Ready

Who are these smiling ladies? Perhaps long lost relatives of yours? They are standing in their lovely spring frocks on the front porch of one of the new houses built along Chilver, Windermere or maybe Argyle. I would hazard a guess and say in 1905.

Another gem from Charlie Fox’s Olde Walkerville photo collection.

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About Elaine Weeks

How history was taught in my day: memorize lots of boring dates and facts, watch corny old black & white history films. There was one bright spot, however. Grade 9 history at Walkerville Collegiate with Miss Falls (Georgina) when she taught a section on local history and took us on a field trip to explore some of Windsor's built heritage. Due to a peculiar series of events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, (partner is Chris Edwards,) Walkerville Publishing Inc., launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999, which in due course became "The Times Magazine". Our goal was to make history real. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, masters track & field competitor (when I have time), glass is nearly full person.
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