For the first time, a book devoted entirely to the history of Southampton
24 chapters cover 200 years of Southampton history, from fur traders in the 19th century to the 21st century restoration of the lightkeeper's cottage on Chantry Island.
140 photographs illustrate many aspects of town history, from the bustling river harbour and train station to the destruction caused by Hurricane Hazel, the bridges which tumbled into the Saugeen River and the great docks which crumbled into the lake.
"Southampton Vignettes is a wonderful addition to everyone's library". Ann-Marie Collins, Bruce County Archivist
"It is the first local history. There have been others covering very abbreviated sections of the village history, but yours surely sounds to be the most thorough, covering a full range of time periods." John Weichel, historian
Past eventsJuly 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Bruce Power Theatre, Southampton, (519) 797-2080
Launch of the first local history of Southampton - Book signing
Aug 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
945 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound, (519) 372-9760
Talk by Robin Hilborn, author of Southampton Vignettes - Book signing
Sept. 7, 2010, noon
Port Elgin Rotary Club
Colonial Motel, 235 Goderich St., Port Elgin, (519) 832-2021
Address by Robin Hilborn - Book signing
Sept. 15, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Southampton Rotary Club
Scout Hall, Southampton
Presentation by Robin Hilborn
Update, June 2012: first edition sold out
Orders are no longer being taken
How to order
To order Southampton Vignettes, print (or copy out) the form below, fill in and mail with your cheque to:
Box 1203, Southampton ON N0H 2L0
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