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The house was obviously unsuitable for a family until improvements and additions were made by a well-known Justice of the Peace, Mr. Eliot Howard, son of a famous meteorologist and managing director of a big local company. In more recent times, Cleveland House has witnessed the comings and goings of each succeeding generation seeking appointments either in the Commercial World or the Civil Service und the able guidance of the College Authorities.

Then came World War ll and under the Headship of Mr. But even then it once more played its part in history for the Ministry of Labour carried on its work within its walls from and during the war period.

Fortunate to escape from enemy action despite its prominent position and size, Cleveland House once more became the seat of modern training when the College returned in to settle down to the tasks of peace.

Of late it has assumed a brighter aspect, having been completely redecorated inside and out, and is undoubtedly well-known to all who dwell or work in the area. However, after 54 years the Walthamstow finally closed in Cleveland House was taken over by the local authority and used for some time as a Health Centre. In more recent years it was converted in to flats and returned to residential use. A group of houses on the north side belonged in to the merchant, William Coward.

They stood on the site of Butler's Place, a large house which existed in Clevelands may have been the house which Sir John Soane altered and enlarged for James Neave in —3. It had a panelled interior and well staircase of c. This is the house from which Cleveland Road was named and for which the new town centre development at the top of the High Street is to be named. My second point is about your reference to Elm House in the High Street.

This did become the Walthamstow Conservative Party headquarters until they sold it for development and moved to their property at 76, Church Lane. My memory is of a very large shabby room with a bar and a full size snooker table. I would guess that it was demolished circa I recall that it was situated in Linden Road. Sadly a road which I think no longer exists. She also had a stall in the High street, up opposite where the old Monoux School used to be.

This extract was written by a man born in in Bethnel Green. His family moved to Walthamstow in and he attended school until he was 10 years old when he went to work. At that time, although fast developing, Walthamstow was still very much an agricultural community. Although, to an extent, carrying heavy weights is a knack, many labourers of the time were very strong men.

That is a free down-load at: This was the situation before the development of welfare benefits and social services.

If a family or couple were admitted to the Workhouse they were split up and became inmates in different parts of the Workhouse. Richard, I think I remember it being a car repair shop for a while with a load of tyres outside it and there was definitely a launderette in the same row along with an offy.

Hello Daniel, This is a piece [ read it here ] about Bill Boaks, who was a former Walthamstow resident and an eccentric if not to say an utter nutter, that some of your readers may remember. Hello Mrs Hudson, sorry I do not know your first name , As you may have gathered from my posts on the WM site, my attendance record at school was at best sporadic, and at worst non existent. Am I right in thinking that he went to Australia in the late 50s, and returned to enter the senior school in perhaps the 2nd year?

Or have I got the wrong person, as often happens these days!! I also had Mr Mackintosh as a form teacher in my third year I think, his subject was geography, one of the few lesson I actually enjoyed.

I actually think he was the only person who remembered me from McGuffie, and that was only because he once persuaded me to stub a cigarette out on the back of my hand: It wasn't until we chatted on the Friends site many years later that he revealed the trick to it!! I have class photo somewhere taken in Greenleaf School, I am sure Malcolm is in it, as soon as I get my new scanner I will try and post it on the WM site.

I think you may be interested in the information on this link [ http: I attended this school in Sevenoaks, Kent, back in the s and we were taught about the school's early history in your Walthamstow and how the school was originally founded for the daughters of missionaries.

My son lives near Walthamstow and last weekend we went in search of the original school - we walked to Walthamstow Village and had a very enjoyable time but could find nothing about the school in the Vestry Museum. My son did a bit of research later on and found your website.

I do have a History of Walthamstow Hall probably in the loft with a drawing of the original school, so I will try and look that out. Hope this is of interest to you. I have just found this site and was a pupil at McGuffie from to I met my husband there who we believe was in your class, Malcolm Hudson. You also mention on a previous post Dave Street , who we are still in touch with. So many names I recall of the teachers, Mr Smith taught me Maths and I was terrified of him, in one lesson he kept shouting at me until in the end I told him to stop picking on me and I thought that I would surely get the cane but instead he was really nice to me and left me alone after that.

It taught me a valuable lesson: I had several cooking disasters in the building above the woodwork room and remember walking up the road in the rain to get there. My last form teacher was Mr Mackintosh , who was a very good teacher, but we all knew to tread carefully if he was having one of his migraine attacks. Hello, What a great website, we stumbled on by mistake. John remembers a second hand cloths shop just off the high street call Annies , but cant remember exactly where. Hello Daniel, Many years ago health services in Walthamstow were a lot more personal.

These were supplemented by a number of specialist clinics situated in different parts of the Borough so that they would be readily accessible to their patients. It took six months for me to see a hospital doctor. As I have COPD A pulmonary illness that could cause problems during the anaesthetic the doctor said that he wanted a risk assessment carried out. Another six months passed before I saw a nurse who spent five minutes filling out a risk assessment form.

Several months late I had the operation. When I came too, I was put in a hospital bed in a dingy Victorian ward. Later that evening the surgeon who had performed my operation visited. Many thanks once again, Bill, for the huge contribute you give to the WM site! Was in Walthamstow yesterday and thought I would look at Chapel End School which gave me my first year's paid employment as a teacher But I couldn't find the school so searched the internet instead only to discover that the school had been knocked down.

Many happy memories but names elude me. Remember marching boys to football games somewhere nearby - but couldn't find that either Hi Bill, Thank you so taking the time to write us this fantastic list. This will definitely help with the project a huge amount.

I am sure we will be in contact again soon. Yes, I too think the butchers was Wests. I have a booklet from the Walthastow Historical society which has an old photo of the top end of Marsh Street in There was row of very fine houses. Left to right they were Longsdale House which stood where the gas showrooms were , Clevelands, Elm House which later became the Conservative Club and I am sure that was still there in the 50s, for I recall a large white house set back behind railings.

Next came Mansfield House, and then Eastfield Lodge. Sadly all of which ended up being replaced by shops or other establishments of course. So maybe my facts are wrong about there being a Clevelands in High Street as well.

Your mention of careers brought back a memory of my visit to what I think was called the Youth Employment Office, it was situated in Hoe Street opposite Grove Road. Possibly on the site of the of the old Grosvenor House. I left school this time legally, through the front gate in late July , and a week later I was seated in front of a Mr Foskett whose daughter Judith had been a pupil at Greenleaf School.

So Mr Foskett sent me to E. The owner, Mr Freddy Garner, was a real gentleman who treated his workers well, but when he retired soon after I started, his son, who took over, seemed to want to revert to the working days and ways of the Charles Dickens character 'Scrooge'. Sadly though if any 'Spirits' ever visited him, they never convinced him to change his ways. So after 13 months I moved on to slightly bigger and better times at Unichems It was though a good place to work Very topical as this waqs the bus used to transport WWI troops.

I remember in the High Street a draper's shop called Lidstones at the lower end of the street near Coppermill Lane. It was on the corner of Pretoria Avenue. On the other corner was a funny little shop called the Penny Bazaar. In Lidstones there were wires running overhead from each department to the office in the centre.

When you purchased something the assistant put your money in a "cup" with the invoice, then pulled a lever which sent it to the office. It was then returned with your change.

Co-op - Hoe Street, Walthamstow. Wire system with central high-up kiosk for the cashier in ss. I wonder if anyone can help. My great grandfather William Martin lived at Collingwood road in the late 19th century. I wonder if anyone has got any pictures of Collingwood road before it was demolished. It was a complete success and we're now in the stages of planning our next show. This is going to be set in an old fashioned department store, the kind that were around in the 70's.

I am not sure if there were any in Walthamstow, but I'm sure there were in Waltham Forest. If you have any information on these, that would be great. We know that Andrex started in Walthamstow and there's a lot of information on transport linked to the area. We're hoping that you can point us towards some amazing memories for us to base our project on, so are really excited to see what's out there.

Ann's years were and respectively and my years were , and , and no: Back to school the list of teachers we can remember are: Headed by Mrs Butterworth , who cried when she caned you and Mr Tomlinson , who used to cane you in front of assemble until Alan knocked his wig of one morning. Halfway through break time smoke could be seen coming from the boys outside toilet, where they went for their cigarettes. Girls play ground was too small for Netball so the court was drawn in the boys play ground as boys and girls were kept apart at break times.

We can also remember the 3 types chocolate biscuits sold at morning break, mainly because I was a milk monitor and it was part of my duties to sell them until I was demoted for fighting with Mr Williams, the sports master. Also remember having to walk up to the woodwork metalwork cookery and typing rooms at the top end of Greenleaf Rd.

E lessons we would either walk to Lloyds park Girls - boys would go by coach to Salisbury hall playing field on the North Circular next to the dairy and Phillips records and were left to find our own way home. Sports day was held at George White ground in Billet Rd. Just past the swimming baths is the old school which was a Careers Advice Centre in the early sixties. Something of a pointless exercise and which I found somewhat insulting.

Richard, I found this location in the census and it was a greengrocers run by a Caroline Whisker , a widow and her four sons all listed as assistant greengrocers. Her 17 year old daughter is listed as a servant. Brilliant days thanks for reminding me. This is a brilliant website. I don't know if you accept announcements like this, but there are lots of people who knew Alan Golledge , who lived in Exmouth Road, a few doors down from our house, and latterly St. It is with great sadness that I have to say he passed away last Monday, almost a year after his wife, Beryl.

He was a truly wonderful bloke and he will be missed by family, friends and neighbours alike. He worked for many years at Notons near the Standard, and Al and Beryl had many friends there. Your web site is great for us E17ers and it is hoped this message might be seen by folk who knew this very popular friend of mine. Alan Golledge rest in peace. Because of the size of the crowd, nearly 50,, the replay was switched to Highbury home of the Arsenal.

Unfortunately Avenue lost 5 — 2. I was at McGuffie at the time and the replay took place on a Wednesday and because of the interest some of us were allowed the day off! I can remember walking on my own to Chapel End School at about age 6yrs and having to stay behind after school, under the large clock in the assembly area because I did not know all my times tables. I moved on to 13 more schools after this. I later ended up working in the National Provincial Bank, Northampton, before marrying and moving with my young son and Chartered Accountant husband to St Ives, Cornwall, in We are now living in retirement nearby.

I was so interested to see photo of the old school and recognised it. Thank you for the posting. My son achieved a science scholarship from prep school Penzance to Kings College, Taunton, then a scholarship to Cambridge finally achieving a double first. He now is electronics troubleshooter in San Diego, California. So much for his mother not knowing her tables! Hi Daniel, Having lived in St Barnabas Road as a lad from I can't recall any ancient shop being on the corner of Chemsford Road and Boundary the next turning to mine.

I recall it being quite a small shop, very dingy with the air regularly infused with the smell of Ada's dinner cooking! On the right hand corner was Randall's the green grocers.

Bare floorboards with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc all covered in thick mud, cabbages full of insects and an enormous pair of brass scales to weigh everything in. Randall's became Snell's the motorcycle shop in the late 's whose expertise was Villier bikes, although he carried plenty of other spares, including racks, spotlights and windscreens, for my Lambretta during my Quadrophenia days.

Foster's shop closed in the late 50's and was for a while in a used car lot with an array of old bangers adorning the forecourt. That side of Chelmsford Road was demolished in the late 70's and a few new houses built where the shop once stood.

Snell's old shop on the other corner still remains, but of course Snelly has long gone. I'm pretty sure that all the property in that area was built on virgin land at the turn of the century, although Foster's old shop did possibly appear to be a little earlier, so possibly could be the ancient shop. Hello Daniel, here is something [ read it here ] a little different that was the result of serendipity a fortunate happenstance I was having a rest from research and reading a Walthamstow history book when I came across a paragraph that explained something about a local but now forgotten name for a corner of Walthamstow.

Of itself, this was unremarkable but it contained one line that made all the difference. This one line allowed me to make a link with another bit of Walthamstow history that I want to share with Walthamstow Memories readers. Hello Wathamstow Memories problem solvers, The following message was posted recently by Richard Holmes.

My particular reason for commenting on this post, is that this is a graphic illustration of what has been happening for some time to little parades of shops and pubs in Walthamstow and other parts of London You will note that only one, of this small parade of four shops,is being used as a retail shop.

Due to a combination of factors that include: I can remember him and the band going on tour with the rolling Stones and Inez and Charlie Fox in fact he got an E P signed by the Stones last I heard he was living in Germany. I think there is even a school photo from those days. A couple of years before she passed away, she went back to the area with her brother, but I could tell they were disappointed.

The whole area had changed so much, and it was totally different to how they remembered it. Good in some ways, not so good in other ways I guess. I really enjoy reading about the East End as it used to be, even though there was a lot of poverty back then. My mother had rickets as a child, and had to have her legs broken and re-set, and she was always at the dentist because her teeth crumbled away gradually. Due to poor living standards of the time, and a lack of vitamin C. A social worker once approached my grandmother who was a single parent, and said that mum could be taken into care, as she looked so underweight and poor.

Although my grandmother was difficult to get along with over the years, I do admire her for her decision back then. All their meagre belongings in a cart during the night, then they were gone! I have just found that I have a genealogical connection with the famous Manze family - my third cousin Doris Putner married Albert Edward Manze, one of Luigi's sons; and her elder sister Henrietta Putner married Joseph P Manze I'm not yet sure where he fits with the others.

Our family basically hails from Herefordshire and it was through one young lady going into service in London that marriages were made into the Putner and Manze families. I discovered Bill Bayliss's most interesting article about L Manze of Walthamstow High Street which has provided fantastic background information. I feel very pleased to be linked however distantly to the Manzes and just wanted to say thank you for putting this research on line.

Hello Simon, As you will see I recently published part I of my article on the history of Whipps Cross Hospital that is the 3rd of my series about Walthamstow Hospitals. Although I have included some information on the hospital use in WWI, unfortunately this is limited and I am sure that Walthamstow Memories site will be delighted to publish any article that you write on the subject.

It may be that Walthamstow Memory readers can identify the location and I give the YouTube reference in the hope that this will happen. To me it looks like a local football ground and in the background are arches in a railway viaduct and an industrial chimney.

Hello Aileen, My name is Hilary and Marlene Kettle lived two shops along from my home in Tower Mews, where the entrances were for the flats above the shops. I am still in touch with Marlene who celebrated her 72 birthday very recently.

I have passed on this information from your Walthamstow Memories. Her daughter she has two girls has just had an op so she is unlikely to do anything just yet. I will leave it to Marlene to tell you her news. The information came through John Andrews, who found your correspondence and thought a friend of his, Carol Frances as was had a friend called Marlene Kettle and she in turn is a friend of mine and the rest as they say, is history.

Great web site I have been on this for 2 hours! It seems lots of people remember the live eel stalls with fascinated horror. I remember it well although we were a Tottenham family Mum used to take me to the market regularly.

The other thing worth mentioning. When I married in my wife and I lived for a while in a flat in Somers Road, behind the market. One day I went into a bookmakers almost under the bridge in St James Street and who should be standing there behind the counter but Bud Flanagan.

He seemed quite at home behind the counter and appeared to be enjoying his other career. He must have made a lot of money that day.

Alan Miles pointed me in the direction of your Cooks Ferry Inn article a venue which I have fond memories of. The first time we headlined as the only group which was great for any group at the time. A great gig with a fantastic atmosphere. I too remember the scrabble for the silk from the parachute mines.

The women used them to make undies and wedding dresses. Clothing was particularly hard to obtain especially if you were a young woman. The landmine parachute or any parachute for that matter was greatly sought after as they were made of pure silk, even the guide ropes were platted silk twine, very soft. Ladies being ladies, if they could get their hands on a parachute it very quickly got turned into a variety of ladies' under garments, silk slips, silk knickers were the most popular.

As for the parachute chord, this was unpicked and the individual strands of twine rolled into balls. Then the girls would re-knit the twine into dish cloths, nothing was wasted.

Its very hard to imagine today, people having to perform such tasks. Hi Bill, I am like a dog with a bone re this enquiry as I believe what I saw was factual and not just in my head at the time. Tried as I might to no avail I may add to get some positive information regarding this I then remembered you, my last hope, other than the Vestry House Museum.

Hope you will be able to help so as I can put this to bed as it were. I know German Bombers did cross over Lloyds Park on occasion as my Mum told me one such night a landmine was dropped via parachute and the next morning women raced cross the fields of the park to grab what was left of the parachute silk. On the corner between Boundary Road and Chelmsford Road there are the remains of an ancient shop. Do you know what this shop was and are there any pictures of it when it was open and thriving?

Thank you very much in advance and kind regards,. I was at McGuffie from to I also remember Miss Thrippleton or 'Thripp' as she was nick-named. I only knew her after she retired from school teaching, but she did teach swimming at the Walthamstow Baths and was also involved with the town twinning idea, indeed she was quite fanatical about the subject.

The other teachers I remember are: Miss Berkery , Mr Tomlinson Head. Mrs Farrow deputy head. Mr Finch , history. I also remember Miss Ettie Lovell who did a lot of piano accompanying for the school choir, she was very good. At least when we left school in those days mostly at around the age of 15 or 16 we could read and write!! Anyone know the whereabouts of Margaret Burnand who was at McGuffie more or less the same time as me??

Dear Daniel, I hope you are well. John Knowles suggested that I email you. I understand that you are involved with the Walthamstow Memories project. We are looking for people who might have a memory of the following event in I wondered if you had any suggestions about how we might proceed, or if any contributors to your website might have this kind of memory? Do please feel free to call anytime on the numbers below, or to reply by email.

Had a mate called Johnny Cox and went out with his sister Jenny for a while. There are a few other songs that mention Walthamstow. Of these, perhaps the best is the Baron Knights: It starts with the immortal words: However, as an aside, I wonder just how long the main corridor in Whipps Cross was? Thanks again for a truly wonderful article. It was by an Australian named singer or band named Lucky Star.

You have to listen very carefully, but somewhere in the second list of places the good old 'Stow' gets a name call. It is on Youtube, look for it here: A Cup and which we drew against the great Man U.

I am writing regarding a heritage project I am running for Eastside Community Heritage, based in Ilford. As you may well be aware, the hospital was implemented as a war hospital for the wounded, and there a few interesting stories, one recurrent one including the visit of His Majesty in We are collecting photographs, memorabilia and hopefully interviewing any descendants of the hospitals staff or patients from this time.

We will be holding reminiscence sessions at some stage, we hope, with both Waltham Forest Libraries, and within the hospital itself. I was wondering, first of all if the Walthamstow Memories website may have any stories relating to the hospital from near this period? The hospital in the s and early 20th century are also relevant to our research.

Secondly, I wonder if the Walthamstow Memories has any mailing lists, where I might put a call out for anyone with some social history of the place? Thirdly, if I were to write a short article on our findings so far, would the website be able to publish it? Hello Daniel, Here is a photo of the top of the High Street , possibly early to mid 60s:.

I am sure many people will recall either passing or indeed buying from these stalls, and the array of shops that surround them. Also Sansoms not sure of this name though Menswear. If anyone can name other places, or correct any mistakes I have made, I would be much obliged. So, this is the story of the Whipps Cross hospital [ read it here ] and is part of my mini series on Walthamstow hospitals. Unlike most of the stuff that I write, this subject had a large accessible factual base and, as a result, space does not allow me to give individual voices.

For over half a century, like very many other Waltham Forest residents, Whipps Cross Hospital has been an integral part of my family history and I have a large store of personal anecdotes about the place. My wife was there giving birth to my second son. When I first knew the hospital it seemed to be staffed by predominantly Irish nurses and over the years I have seen the staff become of an increasing multi-racial heritage.

It was also physically a much different place being much more open and less developed. Since then, the hospital has grown continually and the site is a sprawling mass of buildings and car parks. There have been many times when, waiting to be seen by medical staff, I have cursed because of the delays caused by very long waiting times or had appointments mucked up by poor administration.

There have been times when I have been nearly overcome with relief and gratitude because skilled and caring medical staff have successfully treated the problem. Like a huge number of local people, in recent years, I have played a small part in the campaign to save the hospital being downgraded and having much of its facilities and status transferred elsewhere.

Very recently, I have been hurt and disgusted by the appalling treatment of a handful of staff to some elderly and vulnerable people and angered by the poor performance of the hospital in some important aspects of medical treatment.

They were an English pop rock, skit and poetry group, that was formed as a merger of The Scaffold, the Bonzo Dog Band, and the Liverpool Scene for two concerts in at the suggestion of John Gorman. The band name was an acronym formed by the initial letters of each member's surname:.

G orman, John The Scaffold — vocals Remember the hit songs: They fink they're better then you and me We're the Womble bashers from Walthamstow We make Womble trouble wherever we go From Wimbledon to Luton, Beds We play soccer wif Wombles 'eads Whoever 'eard of cuddly toys Makin' such a boddly noise Their mimin' ability's minimal If you ask me the whole fing's criminal So if you've got a Womble in your home You'd better watch out when your alone 'cause one dark night we'll make a call Bash the Womble, you and all!

I was just looking on Google maps at the house in which I born and raised, it was in Campbell Road. I followed the road down to where it meets Somers Road, and came across this picture.. The entrance between the two houses used to lead to a factory, or factories. From speaking with my family I learnt that during - and possibly before WW2 - there was a timber yard based there. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs, dropped perhaps by planes that had been following the railway lines that ran into Hoe Street Station.

It was not probably the intended target, just an accidental hit. My recollection of who used the premises in the 50s and perhaps up until the 80s, was a company called Parkers.

I believe they made metal cabinets or containers, certainly I think some form of metal workings took place there.

Do you have any information on a company of that name? I also recall being told that the house on the left of the picture was once a shop, possibly a small general store of sorts, and it served people out of the front window. Although it was never that during the years I lived in Walthamstow, but I wonder if anyone knows more about any of this. I worked at Davis's clothes shop about , but it was in the High st next to Percival's pram and toy shop.

There was a cafe in Eldon rd just off Erskine rd where most of us got our 3p jug of tea. Dont know if any help! The name Phillips had already sort of drifted into my aging memory cell yes, singular!

Anyway, it does give me the chance to bore everyone with the tale as to why it was of importance to me in the first place At that time, although the school did not have a compulsory uniform, it was rumoured that if they did have, the colour would have been green.

So my lovely Mum took me off to a shop called Northamptons , that was in Forest Road, and was situated on the corner of either Mersey or Diana Road. They sold sensible but not particularly fashionable clothes, shoes, and general haberdashery.

Most importantly though, they took Provident Cheques!! I am fairly sure we left the shop with various items of school wear, but in truth the only two items I can honestly recall were two pairs of very baggy and extremely heavy duty bottle green corduroy trousers, with 2 inch turn ups.

When I say heavy duty I mean heavy duty If they were lined I'm sure it was with titanium!!. Being a football fanatic albeit, a very poor player, but at least a fanatically poor one I did my level best to wear a hole in those breeches. I would dive to the playground floor for no good reason at all in fact I may have invented what they now call 'simulation' in the pro game just to try and ruin those damn trousers. For two years it went on, eventually after excessive trouser abuse and the use of an acid bath and a flame thrower I wore both pairs out.

Now at that time the mens clothing shop that we will call Phillips , were displaying in their window a wonderful pair of beige slim fit cavalry twill trousers: I begged, I crawled, I said I would actually go to school on a more regular basis Bless her heart she finally relented and bought them for me. Oh, wasn't I the bees knees, as I went off to school the next day, smart wasn't the word for it.

Dinner time came and out we went for the obligatory game of football I think you know where I'm going with this I'm sure you guess the end of this sad story Although this advert dates from , it does give some idea of those wonderful trousers although these are much smarter than mine were , and it still sends shudders through me just thinking about them!!

As a true born MANC. It never ceases to amaze me how despite getting such a wacking during the BLITZ that all the time they speak of such happy memories in e My nan worked at Manzes Walthamstow in the 50's her name was Rose Looker does anyone remember her? In trying to develop and record my own Personal History I was looking on the internet for an image of Winns Avenue Primary School when I came across this site.

I thought the two attached photos might be of interest to you. The first one I am not too certain about but I think it was Mrs. I can still remember the names of many of the class — but not all!

As my fifth birthday approached I was very excited to prepare myself for school. Sadly, as we drew near to the school gate and I beheld the tall dark railings in the wall surrounding the perimeter, my courage failed me. She could not afford for me to become too emotional about this event because, for financial reasons, she really could not afford to be too late into work. The choice is simple.

When I was taken to my first teacher, Mrs. My family faced difficult times a few years later but the school were very kind and compassionate towards us. I was in my third year at Winns Avenue Junior School when my father had his first major heart operation. I believe it was the first open-heart surgery performed in this country.

John Payne, my teacher that year, was very kind to me and my family at this difficult time. In fact, on the day of the operation he took Joan and me to his home after school where we had a meal and waited for Mum to come and collect us when she returned from the hospital. It would seem from my behaviour towards the end of my education at Winns that I had not taken in as much as I should. However, upon reflection, I think things turned out alright in the end! I wore my badge with great pride but they do say that pride comes before a fall!

I used to enjoy my short journey to school from where I lived at 74, Bemsted Road, and would regularly walk along kicking my hard rubber ball against the walls in front of the houses. When I arrived in school the ball would be stowed away in my coat, hanging on my peg, until I made the return journey in the evening. I never played with this particular ball on the school premises because being so hard and heavy, it was banned in case it caused damage or injury.

However, not far into the Autumn Term, in September, we had finished our lunch and naturally we wanted to channel our energy into a game. I believe it was a little too warm for football so the lads decided that it would be more appropriate to have a game of cricket.

Sadly no one had brought a suitable ball to play with. I was asked to get my ball from the cloak-room but I declined saying that it was not allowed. Such a brave decision! However, after a few minutes had passed and several derogatory comments had been aimed at me I began to weaken a little.

The ultimate temptation occurred when it was suggested that if we played with my ball then I could bat first. I succumbed I went to collect my hard and heavy ball from my coat pocket. I should explain at this point that the design of the school was such that there was a central hall with classrooms leading off from it.

This meant that there were windows on the hall side of each room opposite the windows on the outside of the room. The wall, upon which were chalked the cricket stumps, was parallel to and facing the outside of Mrs. The first ball was bowled towards me and I gave a mighty swing.

Any professional would have been proud of it and probably scored a six! The ball smashed through the outside of the classroom window and had such momentum that it also maintained its trajectory and continued crashing through the hall side window.

Fortunately nobody was it the hall or there might have been even more serious consequences. As it stood, Mr. I was sent to stand alone in the hall for the remainder of the lunch break. I do admit that I felt somewhat uncomfortable standing there, especially when everybody started to come in at the start of afternoon school. How was I supposed to answer them when they asked me why I was standing there?

Once again, my pride got the better of me because my answer came out declaring that, since I was Head Boy, I was standing there to ensure that everyone entered school sensibly and quietly.

As a result of my behaviour that day, the Headmistress, Mrs. Hurry, determined that ALL ball games would be banned for the next month. I was devastated to realise the consequences of my actions would have such a far reaching effect. That night I slept little and suffered a very troubled mind. The next morning, I went to school earlier than usual and knocked on Mrs. She invited me in and asked why I was there so early for school. I explained how I had been feeling overnight and said that I thought it better for her to give me the cane but not to punish everyone else for my disobedience.

I held my hand out, closed my eyes and waited for the cane to strike. She very gently took my hand and explained that she had no intention of caning me but since I had shown such courage in facing my mistakes she would impose the ban for just one week. Justice had been satisfied and mercy was granted!

I hope these photos and memories will be of use to you and others as they reflect upon their early years. Hello John, thank you for your reply. He is singing the song he wrote and had a minor hit with 'Sweet Dreams'. Plus various other clips dating from the last few years. Dave in fact at one time lived in Highams Park. This was before he took up singing and I got to know him very well. We both use to travel up to Liverpool Street on the train together, as both of us worked in Lloyds Avenue which is just off Fenchurch Street in the city.

I understand that Dave was living in Clacton at the time of his death and was still performing up to the end. Hello Roy, A very belated reply I'm afraid! I think I remember you from when I was younger. I don't know what you want to know, but I will help in any way I can. I've not been able to identify James, but have details of William and his family from his birth to their move to London and later history.

Would be happy to pass on details and photos to a relative of the family. Hello Daniel, Sadly I have learnt of the death of the classical music conductor Frank Shipway at the age of 79 years, following a car accident. His standards were set high and he was not the easiest of conductors to work with. He made recordings of the symphonies of Mahler and Shostakovich and conducted the Mahler 8th. Symphony with 1, musicians at the Albert Hall.

I am sure that older music lovers from Walthamstow would remember him. Hello Saleem Sheikh, I would think that your best bet would be to post a message on the school site at the Friends Reunited website: Full details are attached as a PDF [ read it here ] if you are able to distribute the notice to your membership. Hello Bill, Thank you for that information. I had found some of it already on the web, and oddly enough also put that same picture in a post to the WM site.

Although I only lived a few minutes away from the Contemporary Club, I never actually visited it. As I said, though, many a night I heard the sounds of laughter, music, and conversation coming from the very large back garden of the equally large and beautiful building that housed the club. I do though recall that on a couple of occasions I went out with a young lady who was in some way related to Rose Finesilver, but sadly never got an invite into, what was to me at least, their stately mansion.

Walthamstow Memories correspondent, Keith Rodger wrote: This was a 4 pce group, all attending Markhouse Road school when it was formed. Then, we learn from Tony Cooke Who was the other member of the group on http: Hello, I was the bass player with The LeRoys from to when we folded,we toured Germany, France, Sweden, and the UK, and recorded in those countries,we were an English band from Walthamstow in London, we were a recording and backing band mainly, but recorded our own sometimes maybe 7 or 8 singles, also vocal backing on many session recordings when we were with Robert Stigwood, sadly Lenny Brooks was not the lead singer, there were no lead singers, as we all sang, hope this clears up some confusion.

Yours Tony Cooke, first on the left of the picture. The above is for sale on Ebay today 30th August Hello Brian, Thank you for your reply.

I did have an idea that somehow the name Le-Roys had a connection to a couple of the groups names. Did you ever see them at the Lorne Arms? It is good to know that they were Walthamstow lads. I wonder if they are still performing? I have just found a little more information, I think Lenny's last name was Brooks, and also one of the group was called Tony Cooke.

There is some confusion about just what they recorded, but there was a release by John Leyton, and the backing group was named the Le Roys. Strangely enough, there was a record released in Belgium, called 'That's too bad' credited to the Le Roys, but there is some dispute as to whether they are the Walthamstow band of the same name, although the picture on the sleeve is certainly of the same group.

Hi Daniel I used to be at Warwick School in the s. Any idea how I can get in touch with some of my old teachers? Hello Daniel, As you know, I would like to publish some articles about Chingford. Although the subjects are comparatively well documented, these documents are not known today and are hard to access.

This is the first time that the story has been told to a local audience. The attached [ read it here ], is a shortened version of the first of my pieces. Hello Daniel, Although not a native of Walthamstow he was born in Uttoxeter , singer Dave Sampson has quite a few connections to the borough. Way back in the early 60s he released a few singles, backed by a group called the Hunters , who were from Cheshunt.

Perhaps David also gave performances there. He did the usual rounds of the 60s pop stars, including a time spent in Hamburg. On return to England he was manager of Al's Records in the High Street , and many a time I was served by him when purchasing some obscure record that only myself and perhaps Dave Sampson had ever heard of!!

In later years he appeared in many local venues, one in particular was the Lorne Arms in Queens Road. I saw them often at the Lorne Arms in the late 60s early 70s, and they were very professional outfit, playing all types of the current pops songs, mixed with many a fine 'oldie'.

Their professionalism stood them in good stead, when on Christmas Eve in the pub suffered some type of power failure, so for a couple of hours it was all candles for lighting and acoustic music from Dave Sampson and the Le-Roys. And very Christmasy it was too, for snow had fallen while we all enjoying the festive cheer! Sadly David died earlier this year, but I feel sure many 'Stowies' will remember him with fondness, and miss him as a very good entertainer and very knowledgeable record store manager.

The Le-Roys themselves recorded a number of singles, and were used to back visiting American artists on their tours. As Dave Sampson and The Hunters: First is of the site where the Contemporary Club was held. Second is of the Leroys, their names though are unknown to me, can anyone help with naming them? Lastly is the man himself, taken from the cover of an EP remember them? I am pleased to report that with the help of Mr Bill Bayliss reply dated 20th August I picked up his details on 26th August and managed to speak to my cousin the same day — after some 40 years!

An absolutely brilliant site, very professionally run. I do hope you can let him know of my success. Hello, I have been looking at your old Markhouse Road photographs and I think these may have been taken at the Acacia Road junction. Dear John, I think this is a great site and you are doing a grand job.

Does anyone who visits your site have any school photos of years class 1a 2a 3a 4a? I hope somebody can help, as I am trying to write some notes and my family didn't keep any photos. Email has changed so if anybody has been in touch could they please resend thanks in advance. Hello, I have attached copies of the pictures I sent to Bill Bayliss, in case they are of interest to you or the site: Views of Markhouse road 's?. Views from Markhouse Rd. Although the heirs to the company still exist, when it was lost in it was in Walthamstow, but when it began in it was in Chingford.

A part of my article is based on the work of Len Davis, a member of the Chingford Historical Society written in Thanks to information provided by him about the company founder, I was able to work out the family genealogy which is critical to explaining the company origins.

He also provided valuable statistical information about the company in the period. Bill, Thanks for your very prompt email!

Unfortunately, I already have her marriage certificate - she is recorded as aged 19, spinster and no details are given of her father, hence my quandary! I have looked for a birth around give or take, assuming she may have given a false age and allowed for the fact that Barker may have been her mother's name.

However, no luck to date, which I why I was trying to pick up some information from the Walthamstow trail. I know that Athole didn't stay around as he was in fact my grandfather, and my aunt was born in - this family-history stuff digs up some real hidden intrigue! I just wanted to find out what happened to Margaret.

My suspicion was that there might have been a child involved, but I can't find any evidence of a live birth registered to her. As I said in my original email, I guess the war may have covered a lot of trails. I've learnt that Kent's brushes may have had a factory in the area, and wondered if this is where she might have worked, but don't know if any records would exist anywhere? They have an address for the couple but this is a pay per view site Also, I would guess that there was a very good chance that, like Athole Menzies, she had previously have been married so, Barker could be a birth name or a married name.

In this situation, I would suggest that you obtain a copy of her marriage certificate from the GRO at https: I am investigating my family history and am trying to find out more about a Margaret Barker who married my relative Athole Menzies in On their marriage certificate they are both recorded as living at 14 Rensburg Road , and she is shown as being a 'toothbrush stamper' by occupation.

Unfortunately, I can't find out anything else about Margaret - where and when she was born c. I also don't know what happened to her later - there's no obvious record of a death for her, and there is no one left in my family who might know. I guess WW2 might have stirred things up a bit! If anyone could shed any light on the story, I'd be very grateful!

Hello David, Thank you for your reply. Someone else has suggested the men's clothes shop might have been called Phillips. Which I must admit that name had come to my mind, but in truth I really do not know. So perhaps it was as you say Davis 's. As to that cafe, my nephew used to work on a pet stall just a little way up from the cafe and he used to collect tea for some of the stall holders.

Plus of course it was rumoured that the Krays either met there on occasions or perhaps had a 'business' arrangement with the management!! But then rumours about the Krays were very prolific, and some establishments may even have started the rumours, to encourage business by adding an air of criminal mystique and intrigue about their premises. My dad used to drink in the Chequers, and he would tell tales of the Krays being in there on occasions. Also the Cock Tavern had a similar reputation for such visitations.

Although we did get the Hello, I am involved in putting together a book on the history of the Klapper family and have discovered that some of them lived in Walthamstow and the surrounding areas. My great great aunt was living in Belle Vue House at the time of her death in I am curious to know how she came to be living in such a grand house. Was it a care home perhaps? I wondered if you had any information on the house in its later years, before it was demolished to make way for housing. If you can direct me to any source of information I would be very grateful.

Hello Marilyn, Thank you for your reply. Miss Roberts was, as I said, a very good and competent teacher. I on the other hand had neither of those attributes as a pupil. I do know that my sister was once invited to tea with her If you were at McGuffie in , then it is very likely that you were there at least some of the same times as my sister, for she would have started in I too have my old school report, it does not make for very happy reading, it is something I have kept hidden from my three children, for it hardly sets a good example to follow.

Like you, I could never come to terms with mathematics, and I always tried to sit near the back of the class, when in his lessons. I cannot remember if it was him, but I do recall that one of the teachers would occasionally throw their stick of chalk at any pupil they thought was being inattentive.

Had I collected all the bits that came my way, I could have had a small business selling them back to the Greenleaf Infants, for use on those little slate boards that we learnt to write on. In one of his history exams David Street and myself decided we would 'help' each other. Or the fact that a dunce came second in his exams!!

What totally amazes me now is that, up until the last year when the fourth year classes split into two separate levels, one for GSE exams the other for College of Preceptors, I had always been in the 'A' stream Did you ever live in Campbell Road? Only I noticed that your name used to be King, and there was a family with that name that lived at the right hand top end on the corner with Cottenham Road, the only name I remember was a David King, but I know that he had a sister or sisters?

I remember her so well. In I was corresponding with a German pen-pal and she wrote and asked me would it be possible for her sister to come and stay with us for a week or so. All went well until after the lesson when Miss Roberts came up to us and asked the German girl: Am not sure if her reply satisfied Miss Roberts, but a look said it all and if you remember, Keith, a look from Miss Roberts spoke volumes! But she was a good teacher nevertheless. I still have my William McGuffie yearly record report book and I must say she always gave me a fair report.

I was lucky enough to do fairly well in English - unlike Mathematics. My teacher in that subject one year was Mr Smith , who with one look could freeze me to the spot. He absolutely terrified me and I am afraid it showed in my work as one year I got a very, very poor mark in an exam paper and which I was totally ashamed of. Still hopeless at figure work to this day and believe it or not I still count on my fingers! He is married and has three children and is a Chelsea fan.

He came to prominence in at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a stand-up comedian. He has also appeared in many films. In his stand-up comedy act he often pokes gentle fun at racism and racists. The Infidel film was written by David Baddiel who is a well known Jewish stand-up comedian and essentially it is a witty and mildly amusing comedic exploration of racial and cultural stereotypes. Essentially, the various characters depicted and their life styles are cartoons.

Today much of these have become much sought properties that have multi racial and multi cultural owner occupiers who commute to central London. Present day Waltham Forest has a hugely varied and diverse population that embraces many different cultures.

I am hoping to find my cousin Linda Walker , who was brought up in Walthamstow. I think my aunt worked somewhere that made brushes? And my uncle was in the shoe trade possibly making shoes for Dolcis? My uncle came originally from Finedon in Northamptonshire, but married in Walthamstow area in the late s. As children my brothers and I visited Walthamstow, it was a world apart from our small town Finedon, but we loved it.

My aunt and cousin would take us down the High street on a Saturday, my uncle would take my dad to the dog track, mum and aunt Rene would go the bingo, and on the Sunday morning, before we came home, we would do the London landmarks. Sadly over the years contact had been lost, but I would to try and contact Linda.

I know she lost her dad in the s, but I'm not sure about her mum? I think Linda had a cousin in the area, called Paul possibly Dodds? I remember also there was a friend or family member who was sadly injured by fireworks in the s - which at the time made headline news - someone out there might recall this and be able to make the connection with Linda - I do hope so!

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This package features three nights lakeside accommodation with fireplace, full country breakfast each morning, gourmet dinner for the entire stay and all facilities, all at a special Spring rate. Use of the Water Spa and all Inn facilities is always included. Romance Getaway May 15 — June 27, A brisk walk, a good book by the fire, pampering in our premier spa.

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As always, our Water Spa is included in every reservation. Valid Sundays to Thursdays. Let yourself be pampered while enjoying the serene rural atmosphere in one of our charming spa cottages, a perfect way to get away from the city. Around the inn the flowers are also starting to bloom, creating the start of our beautiful gardens. This Overnight Getaway Includes: Planting the Seeds of Intention Valid with new reservations from May , As spring is upon us, take the opportunity to plant the seeds of intentions for the life you wish to create for yourself.

Join us for three days and two nights as you enjoy yoga instruction from a highly experienced instructor in an supportive environment. This is a communal yoga retreat where you will share accommodation in a deluxe spa cottage, allowing you to reflect and focus on self-care surrounded by like minded people. Our yoga retreat program is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, as options and modifications are always offered. This Yoga Retreat Includes per person: Fishing season opens the third Saturday in May, and Lake Nipissing is where you want to be for those sought-after pickerel walleye and many other species.

Plan now to come fishing at Sunbeam Bungalows Resort, located in sheltered Callander Bay Lake Nipissing in the attractive small town of Callander, only minutes away from the larger city attractions of North Bay. Option to rent trolling motor reserve early! Mid Week Romance Escape. Celebrate the love between you and your soul mate by indulging in a stay in one of our luxurious guestrooms.

Are you intrigued by what the fur traders and Voyageurs experienced during their early expeditions? These trips are ideal for any level paddler with your expert guide to provide cultural and natural history information — and teach or review paddling techniques along the way. The French River is unique in that the current is not noticeable either upstream or down, and rapids can easily be avoided, viewed from the shore, or quickly portaged. The perfect venue for both beginner and experienced paddlers.

Book a private trip and set your own pace and agenda in advance or as you go. All necessary gear is provided.

A scrumptious gourmet picnic lunch is included on full-day trips. On half-day trips, book a Lodge lunch, picnic lunch, or 3-course dinner before or after your adventure and regale us with tales of wildlife sightings and your discoveries. Groups of up to eight can be accommodated, please enquire about pricing.

Enjoy a delicious lunch on our screened in porch overlooking the French River and then board our water taxi to enjoy an easy walk to Five Finger Rapids, one of the loveliest spots on the French River. En route, Skipper Alex will bring alive the fascinating history of when the Voyageurs plied these waterways.

This half-day, guided trip is especially suited for early birds and photographers who know that true peace and discovery come just after dawn.

We will transport you along with a canoe or kayak to the top of Wolseley Bay, at the mouth of the Wolseley River. At this hour, birds, muskrats and the ever-busy beavers are at work and play. This trip is offered at least twice a week depending upon interest from at least four paddlers and is an especially lovely way to complete your stay to the Lodge at Pine Cove. Need a break from the kids, your job, or just the city. One nights accommodation in a Classic Inn room or luxurious Jacuzzi Suite.

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High Five It will be high fives all around after you experience zip lining and conquer several elements of the high ropes course at the Medeba Adventure Learning Centre. Some Like It Hot Put a little sizzle in your life. Warm up to the art in you with a full day introduction to glassblowing by artists inspired by the nature of the Haliburton Highlands.

Stray Cats Explore the back roads of the Haliburton Highlands. This tour will take you through forests, farm and hamlet, and along the shores of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. You will discover the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands. Join us for a tour and tasting at Esson Creek, an exciting new maple syrup operation.

Meet owners Mark and Sandra Bramham, they have a few stories to tell. We are a family and fishing cottage resort located on the west shore of Stoco Lake in Tweed, Ontario. Close to Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston and Peterborough. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants and Trans Canada Trail.

We offer 11 clean one to three bedroom cottages. Equipped with Cable T. Our resort is on municipal water and is safe for drinking. Basketball, Horseshoe pit, books, games, water bike and some beach toys available for free, please inquire. We also have boat, kayak and paddleboard rentals. ATV trails are close by. Riders permitted to travel on local roads within town limits. Find us on Facebook. Algonquin ambiance surrounds you in our comfortably appointed accommodation. We have discount passes for The Park, hiking trails, and canoe, kayak and boat rentals.

Whether you seek the quiet comfort of a restful weekend in the Muskoka area or the activities that have made Blue Spruce Resort such a beloved family getaway. Spring is a fabulous time to go hiking in Algonquin. The forest awakens with songs of the returning migrant birds and their elaborate mating rituals. Moose are in abundance and can easily be seen by the roadside eating the winter salt. With the ice just out, it is time to get out the canoe and kayak and dip your blade into the still waters.

In spring, the ice usually leaves the lake in the middle of April. No winter sports, no summer sports, but a wonderfully quiet, restful getaway for that renewal of spirit so necessary in this hectic world of ours.

By , it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built. In , a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By , Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. The military occupied the site until Today, special events, program highlights, and terrific summer activities at the historic site await you this summer! Visitors can enjoy above and below deck tours of the replica of H.

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In , the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for First Nations visitors. By , Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Located near Midland in the beautiful Southern Georgian Bay area, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Huron-Wendat nations.

Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs, special events, and corporate functions. End your time with us with a visit our Interpretive Museum.

Have a delicious meal in our themed on-site Restaurant and shop for a lovely souvenir in the Museum Gift Shop. Enjoy the peace quiet and tranquility of the Haliburton Highlands. Witness the birth of spring and all the activity of the deer, moose and smaller animals moving from their winter resting area to their spring grazing pastures.

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Listen to the quite of the Haliburton Highlands. Be active if you wish, go for a hike, visit the small towns, see the wolves at the Wolf Centre.

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Conveniently located to enjoy many fun outdoor activities. Conveniently located just 2 hours north of Toronto, Aisling Lakehouse can be that home away from home for your whole family. Our warm and comfortable cottage rental has 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and includes all the indoor and outdoor amenities you need to wholeheartedly experience winter fun with friends and family.

Our affordable rates, friendly service and modern conveniences allow you to explore the park by day and enjoy a warm bed at night. Algonquin Bound Inn is the last stop before the park and is set on its own private bass lake providing all guests with a chance to see waterfowl and beavers. Moose also frequent the area and the property.

Located onsite, the full service Algonquin Bound Outfitters West Gate store is found in a historic log structure. One of the first buildings built along Highway 60, it has long been a convenient service stop for visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park. Join wildlife researchers in the field as they unravel the mysteries of the plants and animals of Algonquin Park.

Experience first-hand the science behind wildlife research as you explore techniques used in both field and remote laboratory settings. Participants during past Wildlife Research Weekends have discovered more about: Enjoy the comforts of a log cabin, with 4 course gourmet dinners each night and fresh country buffet and menu breakfast each morning, served in our award winning dining room.

Additional adults will be subject to the standard rate. Based on double adult occupancy. Spring Bear Hunt Package. Includes a 6-day hunt, modern housekeeping accommodations, baited sites, assistance with skinning, and all taxes. Storage of hides and meat in our walk-in freezer is provided at no charge. Our Bear Management Area is 80 square miles of wilderness, some areas rarely or never hunted.

We often rotate hunting grounds, but many of the ATV sites will have never been hunted or not hunted for many years. We begin baiting as soon as ice and snow conditions allow us to in order to ensure that we have a surplus of active sites by the time our hunters arrive. We have sites suitable for archery, rifle, shotgun, and muzzle loading hunters. One of the original Lake of Bays housekeeping resorts. Well spaced and equipped, self catering cottages have fireplaces, TV and internet service.

We have 20 km of private hiking trails, gardens and over feet of sandy shoreline. You are almost guaranteed to see moose in Algonquin Park in spring and deer right at your cottage deck. Spring fishing is the best we have small boats too , and we are surrounded by several spectacular golf courses and many fine restaurants to try out each night if you like.

Hot spots are located on our map, and there are plenty of other hot spots for you to discover on your own. Includes cottage and 1 boat and motor for every 2 people. Fresh Fashion Show May 9, Join us for an evening filled with food, fun and fashion! Tickets on sale in April. Sleep outside or inside, under the stars! Choose either our outdoor Woodland Suite a giant clear roof gazebo or our indoor Constellation Suite, under a foot skylight!

A fully shuttled and catered Bruce Trail hike to a fabulous destination. Two special gourmet breakfasts for two, for a fantastic start to each day. Find Romance on the Bruce Peninsula. Enjoy a wilderness girlfriend getaway, in the beautiful Bruce Peninsula!

We offer outdoor and indoor activities:. This getaway includes a picnic lunch, with home-style, healthy food choices. Very private, luxury en suite rooms with a large connecting deck for socializing.

The hiking here is amazing! Connect on Campus — Conferences-Events-Accommodation. Located 90 minutes north of Toronto, Barrie offers a hometown feel with urban appeal. Barrie is also home to Georgian College, which offers the perfect venue for your next conference, annual general meeting, trade show, youth or sport camp, religious retreat or corporate training workshop.

Audiovisual-equipped classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls and theatres are available. Fishing for walleye and northern pike on the wilderness waters of Mattagami lake located 20 miles north of Gogama.

We offer 7 housekeeping cottages and one DLX. Our 14 rooms are modern and comfortable, and we offer many of the amenities and activities that provide the relaxing atmosphere and convenience of a larger resort, including dining facilities, a full size heated pool, private hot tubs, and wireless internet. Family Rooms and Loft Efficiency Unit. Dine at local restaurants, shop at quaint shops in Huntsville or go for a walk in the woods. We have it all! Our small, quiet resort offers 7 two and 3 bedroom housekeeping cottages that have all the amenities: These well appointed 2 and 3 bedroom cottages with 4 piece baths some with jacuzzi , satellite tv, stone fireplaces gas , BBQ, AC, private docks, sandy swimming.

Includes kayaks, canoes, paddleboat, stand up paddle boards, playground, horseshoe, badminton and more. Make the most of May, enjoy some well-deserved relaxation, plus a little outdoor recreation, all to be found at Millcroft. Cannot be combined with any other package. Damage deposit and Boater Competency Card required. Signs of Spring are every where! Robins are back, sap is running! Pickerel Lake is a deep, spring-fed lake covering approximately 8 square miles with weed beds and varied shoreline providing an excellent habitat for small mouth bass, pike, perch and, of course, pickerel walleye.

Guest Packages We offer various packages throughout the seasons. Contact Us for available packages! Whether you are headed to the office, driving out on vacation or headed to a conference, our breakfast will start your day in Sudbury right! Stay the night in Sudbury and enjoy a movie!

Come and enjoy a cozy get-a-way in one of our lakeside cedar cottages with gas fireplace. Spring is in the air for some outside activities and near-by excursions. All season getaway with many activities from fishing, golfing, horseback riding, playground, boats and much more. Swing into Spring with our comfortable cottages, each equipped with satellite TV, barbeque, free WiFi , screened porch with bistro setting and picnic table. Come enjoy the birds chirping, the flowers peeking out, leaves growing back, the fresh air, blue skies and pristine waters, just to name a few things.

Boat, kayak and canoe rentals are available, boat launch on site. Damage deposit and boater licence required for boat rentals. This Spring enjoy the rejuvenation of life in Muskoka. Enjoy a hike along our 7 km of trails that wind through our 86 acres of pristine Muskoka woodlands. Paddle Devine Lake in a complimentary Canoe or Kayak. Pamper your mind body and soul in our full service Country Spa.

It is located at Wahnekewening Beach, one of the finest beaches in Georgian Bay. Located within 5 Minutes of Balm Beach.

This cottage is less than 1. Check here for our rates. Wahnekewening Beach Tiny, ON. Minutes from Algonquin Park. In winter, X-country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, snowmobile rentals, snow tubing. Dog sledding, sleigh rides, down hill skiing nearby. Cottages are spaced for privacy in a beautiful natural setting.

Fully equipped kitchens, BBQ, licensed. Enjoy a half day of cross country mountain biking with Ride Guides on the trails at Hardwood Ski and Bike. Build your skills and enjoy the scenic single and double track trails all in one!

Ride Guides will even help you overcome some obstacles. All skill levels welcome. Cycling Package at Carriage Ridge Resort. Stay for two nights at Carriage Ridge Resort and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and scenic views of trails at Hardwood Ski and Bike. Or upgrade to a 1- or 2-Bedroom suite which features full kitchens, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Cruises depart from the Midland Town Dock and are 2.

Schedules are updated regularly. It is as easy as calling and reserving a seat! Sit back and relax as our bus escort gets you to and from the Casino Rama Resort. Planning a group outing? Let us take care of the details. We can arrange a special fare on bus transportation and book you into the Casino Rama Resort. Groups must have a minimum of 45 passengers in order to qualify. Each of our clean and fully equipped one to four bedroom cottages is right on one of the finest sandy beaches in the area providing a spectacular view.

Enjoy fishing, canoeing, ATVing or just relaxing. Pier — A superior housekeeping cottage resort on Lake Muskoka. Two and three bedroom cottages are available as well as our new chalet.

While at the resort, enjoy our safe sandy beach, swimming, boating docking your own boat or rent a boat , fishing and more.

Located on Canal Lake, this 2, square ft Cottage which has been renovated and extensively landscaped. Furnishings included 5 appliances, Large Screen TV etc. This cottage has 75 Feet of sandy shoreline with shallow water located in a calm inlet off of the main channel. The warmer, shallow water makes it ideal for families with small children.

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