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A cool place named Oxley. Yeah, O-x-l-e-y.


Oxley, Ontario. My mind instantly conjures up images of beasts of burden lumbering about. “And just where is this mythical place?” I ask Chris who has called me from his family’s Oxley cottage to invite me to a party. Apparently, there’s … Continue reading

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Summer in the City: Mid-20th Century


* Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re Downtown… Are you pining for the good ole days when … 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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Dream Cruising to Ford City


Windsor, Ontario is separated by Detroit, Michigan, The Motor City, by a one-mile river. At times, that river barely seems to exist as there are some events that serve to unite our two cities and countries. I have no idea … Continue reading

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Captured by Three Little Girls from the 1920s


A few years ago, I bought a couple of old black and white snapshots from Louise, owner of the delightful vintage boutique, Jones & Co., on Wyandotte Street East in Olde Walkerville (Windsor). This particular photo caught my eye because … Continue reading

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Hey You Posers! (How One Old Photo Led to Another.)


I’ve been saving this charming photo for a while. I received it from my constant source of old local photos, Charlie Fox, several years ago. He wrote: “I found another old photo you might like. The three people are Alfred Mapes, … Continue reading

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Where’s The Fire??


The original Walkerville Fire Dept. was located on the west side of Walker Road, just north of the CN tracks. The Walkerville police station was across the street on the east side of Walker. The father of Charlie Fox, a … Continue reading

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