Cruising 1920s Style

Cruising for a good time?

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 he knows who a couple of the fellows are: Jack (Red) Beresford is at the wheel, and sitting in the middle is his brother Ken Beresford. Ken was Tony’s grandfather and father-in-law to Tony’s mother Shirley who thinks this photo may was taken on Grove possibly near Church Street, an area close to downtown Windsor.

And that’s all they know.

Looking at their sharp duds, I would say they’re about to take a cruise down Ouellette Avenue to one of the hotels to meet some ladies, or they’re on their way to a wedding. Or maybe they’re going to board a ferry to head over to Detroit to try their luck with some American gals.

Since practically everyone in Windsor knows someone who knows someone who knows someone, that someone may have clues about this photo. Make Tony and Shirley happy by posting them below this story.

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 series of peculiar events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, Walkerville Publishing Inc., (partner is Chris Edwards) launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999 and we produced 61 issues - the last in 2016. In 2004, we began producing local history books; that year we released "Best of The Times Magazine". Our current titles include 5000 Ways You Know You're From Detroit, 500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor, Walkerville - Whisky Town Extraordinaire, and Windsor Then - A Pictorial Essay of Windsor's Glorious Past. I also wrote a novel, Time Trespasser, that blends time travel with local history. I am working on a sequel. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, glass is nearly full person.
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1 Response to Cruising 1920s Style

  1. What a great photo. I love these old ones, and imagining the lives behind them. Thanks for sharing!

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