NOTE: Wordsworth Books in Waterloo carry all Paul Langan books in print.
NOTE: You can contact the Author regarding obtaining copies also if local.

Hespeler History - The Authorized Winfield Brewster Collection

due out  October 2021


The definitive authorized Winfield Brewster Hespeler History Collection. Rare photos, vintage ads, map, and four Brewster novellas from the 1950s combined into one book. 

Remembering Glen Christie

due out April  2021 on Amazon worldwide, Kobo and Wordsworth Books Waterloo

All Net Profits go to Haven House - A shelter for women and kids fleeing domestic violence.


Christieville to Glen Christie history - 1922 - 1984
Memories from the former Glen Christie residents - 1999
Memories from the former children of Glen Christie - 2021
Numerous photos and aerial map of Glen Christie

Glen Christie was located north of Hespeler where the Highway 24 bends south of Kosseth Rd.

With contributions by historian Marjorie Clark

Tales of Opera
Waterloo County/Region 1885-2020

due August 2021.

Berlin, Scott's, Preson Opera Houses 
Twin City Operatic Society 1948 
Mabel Krug - Community Activist and Opera Supporter 
Preston Operatic Society 
Gilbert & Sullivan Society 
Opera Singers from the Area 
Wilfred Laurier University Opera 
Kitchener-Waterloo Opera Guild 
Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest Operettas 
Raffi Armenian - Centre Opera Studio 
Opera Ontario - K-W Opera - KWS Symphony 
Kitchener Opera 
Vera Causa Opera and much much more! 
Guest writers - Leslie De’Ath and Dr. Ted Rhodes

Forgotten Monorails of Canada

 Forgotten Monorails of Canada  
The definitive history of monorails built and proposed in Canada. Fascinating national history on monorails in Canada. Over 200 references. 132 pages, 55 images, 6"v9". b/w . 
AVAILABLE NOW Paperback at Wordsworth Books Waterloo,.  Print copies on Amazon are priced at $12.41 (can).E-books - Kobo, Google Play and Amazon. for $5.41

Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd 1956 CP Rail Crash
AVAILABLE NOW: Paperback at Wordsworth Books Waterloo on Amazon, Google Play and Kobo. Paperback and E-book.
Ronald Westworth Interview - Brakeman
William Hopkins Interview - Fireman
Ken Shillington Memories - Brakeman
George Nutkins Interview - Engineer
The Accident and Inquest Recommendations
Len Mills Interview - Fireman at the crash scene
Eyewitness Reports from The Evening Reporter
New Photos

Here is link to great YOUTUBE video of the crash.

Paul Langan's Out of Print Booklets from 1999-2002


 1. Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd, 1956, CPR Rail Crash Paperback – January 24, 2021
 ISBN-10 : 0968586775, ISBN-13 : 978-0968586778

2. Hespeler's Hidden Secret: the Coombe Orphanage, 1905-1947
ISBN-10 - 0968586724 (ISBN13: 9780968586723) pub. 2000 31 pages

3. The Miracle in Preston: The Story of the Preston Springs Hotel
ISBN-10 0968586732 (ISBN13: 9780968586730) pub 2000 26 pages

4. Remembering Glen Christie 27 pages pub 2001
ISBN-10 0968586740 (ISBN13: 9780968586747)

5.Forgotten Stories of the Railway pub 2002, 26 pages
ISBN - 0-9685867-5-9

Alternatives Denied - The $100,000,000 Highway 7 Fiasco
(2000 Compilation)

The provincial government announced recently they would move forward with the plan to build a new Highway #7 between Kitchener and Guelph.  A group of concerned citizens put together a book in 2000 about the fiasco. The project was stopped for two decades.

It is free to read and download this piece of historical community activism.  Here is the LINK to view or download.

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