Tag Archives: Kingston

Short Story: The Gift

(Based on the tea set I found- see post below. As far as I know the historical facts are true) The water is already cold in the basin.  There are a few pockets of warmth left under cups that are … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards of 1887

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The Boo Files

The first of many ghost stories about Hales Cottage revolves around Lord Sydenham and his untimely death, supposedly due to Hales Cottage. Lord Sydenham was the governor of Upper Canada from 1839-1841.  As governor general, he was responsible for bringing … Continue reading

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Entertainment in 1917…

Thurston the Magician: I found this in one of my gran’s scrapbooks based around World War One.  He came to Kingston in 1917- four years into the war. According to my Web research, Thurston was the largest magic act in … Continue reading

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