The Neill Family of Galt, Ontario and The Great War – The Story of Brothers Thomas and James

Background & Introduction The First World War began in August 1914. At that time, when Britain went to war, Canada also did so automatically. While Canada was a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, it did not control its own foreign affairs. The war lasted for more than four years, and killed approximately nine million... Continue Reading →

Murney Tower – A UNESCO World Heritage Site In Our Own Backyard

It was a great privilege to spend a couple of hours on a warm and sunny spring morning with the Curator of the Murney Tower, Danielle. It was a good thing she had given me a heads up to bring a sweater - it stays quite cool on the inside of these limestone walls. They... Continue Reading →

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