The Extraordinary History of Flamborough: East Flamborough, West Flamborough & Waterdown
170 pages, 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
Fully illustrated, maps, bibliography
Publisher: The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society (2017)
Read "New book celebrates ‘extraordinary’ history of Flamborough"
in the Flamborough Review (14 March 2017)
Available from The Waterdown East Flamborough Heritage Society.
Location: Waterdown Branch, Hamilton Public Library
163 Dundas St E
Waterdown , ON L0R 2H0
Local history grounds us in the world. It gives us an identity and community from which to see ourselves in relation with the rest of the country. At times wonderfully quirky, the history of our towns, neighbourhoods and lands (no matter how big or small) create a feeling of ownership in the places where we live.
As Ontario commemorates the 150th anniversary of Confederation it is important to remember that our provincial identity is rooted in the many communities that exist within its this vast province. Local historical societies and museums dot the province, each a repository of priceless stories and artifacts that define us. Taken as a whole, they remind us that rather than a homogenous province, Ontario is a diverse network of distinct communities.
By learning the stories of the people that have gone before us, we are given signposts at which to stand and look out into the future. This book has been written to give local residents a taste of their unique history, making them feel more connected with Flamborough, Ontario and the rest of their Canadian family.