The Winsor Hotel was demolished in 1965.  It derived its name from John Winsor who owned and operated the hotel in the late 1880’s until 1897. (Photo credit Joan Lancaster) It was located at the corner of Old Montreal Rd and Dunning Rd. (the old 5th line) in the village of Cumberland.  Cecil Barrett replaced it with a hardware store for a while.

Cumberland Township, Russell County, Ontario is a place east of Ottawa where a variety of individuals came at the beginning of the 19th century to fi nd opportunity or to settle and farm. There were no known pre-existing settlements, no largescale intent nor a uniquely enticing attraction. Although granted in large part on paper to United Empire Loyalists or to militia men having served in the War of 1812, none

Photos of the Navan arena being torn down.  These were taken March 30 and April 10 1982. The building was condemned from rot, I believe it wasn’t too old as the previous arena burnt down. Photos provided by Tim & Cheryl McNeely

by Amery Boyer Remember the line from Daphne DuMaurier, “last night I dreamt I returned to Manderley again”?  Yesterday I returned to Cumberland, the little town where I was born.  With me were my three sisters, Christine, Marguerite and Claire.  We went to see the Museum and to discover and rediscover bits of our collective past.  We all remembered the old Watson’s Garage, argued about whether or not we all

In the book Bygone Lochaber, Somerled MacMillan wrote: “The old mill wheel at Inveruiskavouline is now silent and the offspring of those who labored there are scattered throughout North America. Perhaps, one day, some of them will return to the home of their ancestors.” Which we did, 215 years later, the descendants of John Cameron of Inveruiskavulin on his Scottish homestead.

par Gilles Chartrand Comme pour  les années antérieures,  notre Kiosque continue d’attirer BEAUCOUP de monde. Cette année, j’estime le nombre de visiteurs durant les 4 jours de la Foire, du 8 au 11 août 2019 à environ 500 à 700 .Cette année le thème était « The 1800’s Land Surveyors’ challenges in the Cumberland Township ». Le Kiosque CTHS  a bénéficié de la présence d’un grand nombre de bénévoles à

By Dorothy Smith Crime certainly existed in rural places and I have read about it in the newspaper. My cousin (Mary Wilkie)’s aunts were the two McGonigle children murdered in Cumberland Village in 1890 (but here we have a divide as the anglophone community was instantly certain Larocque was the murderer and the francophone community was equally sure the anglos were so sure because he was French-speaking and Catholic). The

By Jean-François Beaulieu In 1995 I prepared an article/ report on tobacco pipes found in Cumberland Township 20 years ago. The area was part of the Foubert trading post on lot 14 concession 1, founded in 1807. This was known as Foubert landing. Mr. Foubert came from a family of fur traders. He is the founder of Cumberland village. Some claim it was a Hudson Bay company trading post site,

Thanks to Monique Beliveau for bringing to light The Confessions of a Bank Swindler written by Lucius A. Parmelee and published in 1968 by Bodero Editions Inc, Montreal, Canada. Lucius Parmalee was arrested for the last time at the train station in Vars, Ontario. While serving his sentence he wrote about his life, beginning in Waterloo, Québec in 1889. It’s an interesting point of view on life in Québec in

published in Caboose Newsletter, September 2014 It was called the Great War and it was known to be the ‘war to end all wars’. Well, half of that has been true. Any conflict that can be described as the “First World War” no doubt was greater than anything anybody had ever experienced. Sadly, though, it did not put an end to war forever. Nothing ever will. Jesus, Himself, said “There will always be wars and