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When St. John's residents formed a fire department

When St. John's residents formed a fire department

An entry in a brochure printed when Thorold hosted the Ontario Firefighters’ Convention in 1975 highlights how a dedicated group of St. John's residents raised money for--and built--Stn. 4, along with its equipment, to form a fire brigade.
Thorold nearly had a car factory

Thorold nearly had a car factory

This account of Thorold's near-miss with a car factory comes to us courtesy of Alun Hughes, History Made in Niagara.
Thorold Reed Band is born

Thorold Reed Band is born

The Thorold Reed Band bandshell series is underway on Wednesday nights in the Battle of Beaverdams Park. In this week's History Column, we take a look at how the Band was launched, from a chapter in Thorold, Township and Town, 1786-1932, published by John H. Thompson.
The American Surrender at Beaverdams

The American Surrender at Beaverdams

A chapter from the recently released Alun Hughes’ History Made in Niagara describes the Americans’ surrender on a Thorold battlefield, which took place more than 200 years ago this week.
Grapes, wine, beauty queen and the Thorold News

Grapes, wine, beauty queen and the Thorold News

Do you know where the Thorold Winery was?
All invited to Decoration Day in Thorold

All invited to Decoration Day in Thorold

The Thorold Legion invites all Thorold adults to join them in celebrating Decoration Day this weekend with live music and a barbecue
Beaver Board: the story and former glory

Beaver Board: the story and former glory

A fond look back at an era when paper mills thrived in Thorold
Times, and underwear, have changed

Times, and underwear, have changed

Thanks to Cathy Henderson, who sent us these photos of a billboard placed on Front Street in 1978 that caused a great deal of controversy
Check out Allanburg School's Class of 1914

Check out Allanburg School's Class of 1914

This edition of Remember This? looks back at Allanburg School
A look back at 19th century schools in Thorold

A look back at 19th century schools in Thorold

This weeks' Remember This? column looks further into the local schools in the 1800s, as told in Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932 published by John H. Thompson