Old is the New New: Our latest book “Windsor Then” is born.


Once upon a time this was the view looking south up Ouellette Avenue. Captured by an unknown photographer from the deck of a Detroit/Windsor ferry boat. (circa 1910)

I am very happy to announce the birth of Walkerville Publishing’s latest baby: “Windsor Then – A Pictorial Essay of Windsor Ontario’s Glorious Past.”

138 black and white photos chronicle Windsor’s progress from its days as a sleepy backwater in 1860 to 1960 when anything seemed possible.

Yes, a whole century of rare and fascinating photos in one handy softcover book.

If you’d like one, they’re available at Juniper Books on Ottawa Street between Argyle and Kildare. (519-258-4111)

Or, contact me, elaine@walkerville.com, to arrange pick up or shipment from our world headquarters here in wonderful Olde Walkerville. Oh, almost forgot. They’re $20.

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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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