The definitive compilation book on the early history of Hespeler, Ontario. This is approved by the Brewster estate. These booklets have been faithfully digitalized to look excellent as a paperback or ebook. Added to the books are extremely rare photos, advertisements, maps and current photos of the buildings still in existence for reference purposes. Includes 2 chapters on the indigenous people. Written in the 1950s to let people then know the early origins of (Bergeytown, New Hope) Hespeler. (approx 1800-1910). The book includes the following Brewster booklets: J. Hespeler New Hope 1951, The Flood Gate 1952, Hespeler Yarns 1953, La rue de commerce 1954. Each copy purchased gets a free digital download of Brewster's Lot Six - In the Third of Waterloo, 1950. Due out in November 2021 if not sooner. Developers are wiping out our built history. This book preserves the memories.
I am proud to announce that my next book Tales of Opera Waterloo Region/County 1885-2020 will be available August 20, 2021. You can buy it at Wordsworth Books Waterloo and Amazon worldwide! Here is a list of the chapters in the book to get you pumped. Beginnings of Opera in Waterloo County 1896- 1924 Berlin Opera House The Moral Stage - Vaudeville, Minstrel Shows vs Opera 1899 - 1924 Scotts Opera House Galt Ontario Preston Opera House 1914 - Bulbul -Waterloo Opera in the 1930s Edward Ransome and Kenneth Sako 1948 - 1964 - Twin City Operatic Society 1948 - 1970s - Preston Opera Society 1954 - Over 4,000 attend the Royal Conservatory Opera Co. performance in Kitchener Mabel Krug 1959 & 1975 - Gilbert Sullivan Society Opera Singers from this Area Opera at Wilfrid Laurier University - Leslie De’Ath Jacqueline Richard, Centre Opera Studio, KW Opera Guild - Dr. Ted Rhodes Raffi Armenian and the Building of the Centre in the Square - Dr. Ted Rhodes 1980 - 1985 - Kitchener