Blackheath was served by 3 phone companies, forcing long-distance calls between neighbours.
Blackheath was served by 3 phone companies, forcing long-distance calls between neighbours.

Hamilton is a storied place, rich in historical character, geographic wonder and curiosities.In Spec Stories, we look at the city from different perspectives and using a wide range of story-telling techniques: long-form writing, visual narration, video, interactive graphics and more.

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  1. I just found this site and love it already. I’d love to see a reprint of an article from the very late 60’s or early 70’s as I remember it. This article was about my grandmother, Mrs. Alice Spring of Broadway Ave. in Hamilton. She was born in England as was my grandfather, Arthur Spring. After my grandfathers death my grandmother started to do some traveling, granddad couldn’t travel so while he was alive she didn’t either. The article in question was about her return to England after >60 years. There were pictures etc. from her old neighbourhood. It was a lovely article, of course at my age then, I’m 66 now, I showed little interest but now would really like to see it again. Is this possible?

  2. Love the old pictures. One in particular in Hamilton Spectator Aug 12, 1957 showed about 15 Burlington girls in bathing suits sitting on the break wall. This area is now call Spencer (sp) Park. Would love to see it republished.

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