On December 14 at the Waldie Blacksmith Shop in beautiful downtown Milton the Milton Historical Society (MHS) had the launch of its latest book of local history, Historic Homes & Buildings of Milton, Volume III, written by Marsha Waldie.
It’s been almost 30 years since MHS published their first volume and this newest edition contains much new historically important work. Written by local historian Marsha Waldie with supporting research contributed by Brenda Bousefield, Kaye Hogg, Gloria Brown, and the late Jim Dills, the editorial effort also includes architectural descriptions from Anne Fisher, photography by Mike Boyle and cover artwork courtesy of Ursula McDermid. Mr. Boyle also served as the book’s editor.
The book continues the Society’s long-standing tradition of delving deeply into local historical subject matters and, as a result, unearthing more of the community’s rich history. The book offers readers important insights about 73 properties in Milton, continuing the discussion begun in 1987 when Mr. Charlton, Alex Cooke and Mr. Dills established the Society’s Research Committee for that and other investigative purposes. The event was hosted by MHS member and local town Councillor John Challinor II and included a lively speech by the book author, Marsha Waldie.
The presentation portion then concluded with book sales along with a signing table where contributors to the book where there to autograph newly purchased copies. There were refreshments as well as other books and memorabilia available to purchase. For more information about the Milton Historical Society, as well as information on how to become a member visit their website at www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca