Monthly Archives: September 2011

Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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Cruising 1920s Style


Isn’t this photo a beaut? I’ve been saving it for a while. Tony Beresford, a member of my Windsor Ontario Then facebook group, posted it several months ago but unfortunately, didn’t have much information to go with it. At least … Continue reading

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Lounge Lizards: Walkerville’s Metropole Lounge was the “In” Spot


Were you a lounge lizard? A Metropole Lounge Lizard? Do you even remember the Metropole? Well, in the 1950s and 60s, it was one of  THE places to go in Windsor. Owned by Nick Drakich, (brother Mike owned The Top Hat … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds?


8:50 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001 Stepping out of the car, I do a slow half circle to take in the beauty all around me. It’s a perfect day. Warm, but not too warm. Not a single cloud in the sky. … Continue reading

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Way Back To School: School Days 1907


  It’s the first day of school for tens of thousands of elementary and secondary students in Windsor and Essex County. No doubt many parents are breathing a collective sigh of relief that their little darlings are no longer moping … Continue reading

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