Posts Tagged ‘ History of Hamilton ’

Old postcards keep telling the story

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

Postcards from days past allow splendid insights into what folk got up to, writes Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice. Look – another photo of Victoria Street. Yes, there are hundreds of them I guess, but this one is special – it’s a postcard. Postcards were a commonly used medium for brief emails as the Edwardians hadn’t

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Church pic lays legend to rest

Jun 12th, 2013 | By

Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice finds there is new information to be had in old pictures. In some of the very earliest photographs of the south end of what is now Victoria Street but was, until about 1918, Tisdall Street, we see a very steep rise from the river to the early St Peters Church. That

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