STORIES OF COLLINGWOOD 2016 - BY H. DAVID VUCKSON


March 2016 - COLLINGWOOD NEVER HAD A PIANO FACTORY  Read More 

April 2016 - COLLINGWOOD SHIPYARD DID NOT ALWAYS HAVE CRANES  Read More

March 2016 - COLLINGWOOD NEVER HAD A PIANO FACTORY  Read More

June 2016 - THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE WAS ONCE THE COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE  Read More

July 2016 - SHOPPING FOR SHOES WITH X-RAYS  Read More

August 2016 - GAYETY THEATRE TOOK ITS NAME FROM A TORONTO BURLESQUE THEATRE IN 1928  Read More

September 2016 - A RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT SOME HURONTARIO STREET FIRES  Read More

October 2016 - COLLINGWOOD WAS SPARED FROM A FENIAN RAID 150 YEARS AGO  Read More

November 2016 - ICE CREAM CONES, BOWLING PINS & BICYCLES  Read More

December 2016 - THE TRAGIC LAUNCHING OF THE TADOUSSAC  Read More

David Vuckson is a great-grandson of pioneer Collingwood merchant R. W. O’Brien.  His roots in town go back to 1875.  He and his wife Pamela live in Victoria, B.C .where he works as a piano tuner while maintaining a keen interest in the history of his hometown.

 "A window on the past to enrich the future"

December 2018 - REFLECTIONS ON THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN MID-20TH CENTURY COLLINGWOOD  -- H. David Vuckson
How times have changed!  In the mid-20th Century significant seasonal happenings and observances between September and January such as Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Remembrance Day, the Santa Claus Parade, Christmas Eve/Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve/Day used to follow one another in a well-demarcated order... Read More

Stories of Collingwood

 STORIES OF COLLINGWOOD 2017 - BY H. DAVID VUCKSON

January 2017 - Stephen Leacock and the I.O.D.E. at the Grand Opera House  Read More 

February 2017 - The Pretty River Oil Scam  Read More

March 2017 - The Craigleith Shale Oil Works Read More 

April 2017 - The Carnegie Library Revisited Read More 

May 2017 - The Message of the Bluebird Staged Read More 

June 2017 - Victoria Public School - The Grand Old Lady of Maple Street Read More 

July 2017 - Town Hall Monuments of the Past  Read More 

August 2017 - Death Knell On The Hamilton and North Western Railway  Read More 

September 2017 - A Depression-Era Collingwood Ship Makes its Final Journey  Read More 

October 2017 - David A. Manson, Seller of Pianos and Wallpaper Read More 

November 2017 - Fred O'Brien Wore Many Hats  Read More 

December 2017 -  Joel Underwood's Creek  Read More 


  STORIES OF COLLINGWOOD 2018 - BY H. DAVID VUCKSON
 

January 2018 - FROM GRAMMAR SCHOOL TO COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE - THE CONTINUING JOURNEY OF THE WISE OLD OWL AND ITS CONNECTION TO SEVERAL SCHOOL BUILDINGS  Read More

February 2018 - THE UNSOLVED 1903 MURDER OF GLORY WHALEN Read More

March 2018 - THE ADVENTURES OF AN OFFICE BOY/MESSENGER IN THE COLLINGWOOD SHIPYARD WITH REFLECTIONS ON LAND USE ALONG THE WATERFRONT Read More

April 2018 - SCHOOL SPIRIT AT C.C.I. (WITH APOLOGIES TO THE HAMLET OF BOGNOR) Read More

May 2018 - THE S. S. JAMES CARRUTHERS—COLLINGWOOD’S TITANIC-STYLE DISASTER Read More

June 2018 - HEALTH CARE IN THE 1950’S, SMALL TOWN STYLE WITH DOCTOR BOB Read More

July 2018 - SCHOOL DAYS FIRST AID TRAINING, 1950’s STYLE Read More

August 2018 - THE REMINISCENCES OF A GRAVE DIGGER Read More

September 2018 - FOUNTAIN PENS, INK WELLS, BLOTTERS AND THE CHANGING FACE OF TIME Read More

October 2018 - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROBERT WEBER O’BRIEN—PIONEER COLLINGWOOD MERCHANT Read More

November 2018 - VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ERA PASSENGER SHIPS AND THE EXTENSIVE USE OF WOOD BY BOAT BUILDERS Read More

​December 2018 - REFLECTIONS ON THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN MID-20TH CENTURY COLLINGWOOD

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