Travel guide for exploring "Old Southampton"


Old Southampton

Hilborn's Guide to Old Southampton uncovers the history of a Lake Huron town

      For the thousands of visitors to Southampton (and the residents) there is a new guide to all the historic spots.

Hilborn's Guide to Old Southampton is available now (see order form below).

In Southampton you can pick up a copy:
— On High Street, go to Hills Insurance, 177 High St., Southampton, 519-797-3431.
— From the author, Robin Hilborn, at helper@familyhelper.net, 421 Clarendon St., Southampton, Ontario.

For a quick overview of the book, see the Contents list. Or you can read the complete Preface.

The travel guide to Old Southampton offers a street-by-street look at 170 historic buildings, with photos and history of each, from Capt. Spence's house to the Walker House to Aunt Annie's Cottage.

It lists sights by street address, so the visitor can stroll down any street in the historic core, refer to an address and discover the history hidden inside. Many houses are marked by wooden plaques saying when they were built and by whom. The guide has photos of all of them and adds historical background for many of them.

The guide includes articles on noted places like Chantry Island, Pioneer Park and Fairy Lake, and the history behind them, a list of restaurants, motels and B&Bs, and a map locating 14 interpretive plaques.

Hilborn's Guide to Old Southampton is softcover, 150 pages and $15 (plus $4 postage), from Robin Hilborn at helper@familyhelper.net. It includes a complete index.

Events

Old Southampton is featured all day at
"Up Your Alley"
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Southampton Art School, 20 Albert St. S., Southampton, Ont.
Meet the author; get a signed copy


Official launch of Old Southampton
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Southampton Art School, 20 Albert St. S., Southampton, Ont.
Talk by Robin Hilborn — book signing
Hosted by the Southampton Cultural Heritage Conservancy


Authors' Corner
Port Elgin Beach Market, at the beach.
August 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Robin Hilborn will be signing copies of Old Southampton.


Sidewalk Sale
177 High Street, Southampton, in front of Hills Insurance.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


FOLLOWING EVENT WAS CANCELLED BY BCGS
BCHS/BCGS Local Authors Night,
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre,
33 Victoria St. N., Southampton, Aug. 12, 2019, 7 p.m.


Anne Judd will feature Old Southampton at the
Brucedale Press table
Port Elgin Farmers' Market, Coulter Parkette, Green & Goderich
Weds., August 14, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet the author; get a signed copy


Bruce County Heritage Farm Show
At the Bruce County Historical Society exhibit.
Just south of Paisley, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


FOLLOWING EVENT WAS CANCELLED BY BCGS
Robin Hilborn will discuss Old Southampton at the
Bruce County Genealogical Society meeting,
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre,
33 Victoria St. N., Southampton, Oct. 21, 2019, 7 p.m.



How to order

To order Old Southampton, use this form. Mail with your cheque to:

421 Clarendon St., Southampton ON  N0H 2L0


Please send me ___ copies of Hilborn's Guide to Old Southampton ($15 each).

Add $4 per order for shipping.

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• No tax ... Family Helper Publishing is tax-exempt.
• Queries: helper@familyhelper.net.


About the author

A retired information officer for the federal government in Montreal and Quebec City, writer and editor Robin Hilborn has lived in Southampton, Ont. since 1999. He is a director of the Bruce County Historical Society and volunteers at the Bruce County Archives. He started researching Southampton history in support of the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2008 and was first vice-president of the 150th anniversary committee. Robin has written the local histories Southampton Vignettes (2010), Heart of the Great Lakes (2015), The Bruce (2018) and Hilborn's Guide to Old Southampton (2019), as well as articles on county history. He lives in Southampton with his wife Heather Wallace.


For more information

CONTENTS LIST

READ THE PREFACE

 
Hilborn's Guide to
Old Southampton

ISBN 978-1-988166-00-1
150 pp., softcover,
    index
$15, from Robin
    Hilborn,
helper@familyhelper.net
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