MEETINGS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
The Society holds its monthly meetings at 7:15 for a 7:30 p.m. start in the Rousseau Room at Swansea Town Hall on the first Wednesday of October, November, December, February, March, April, and May, with a short business meeting followed by a guest speaker, light refreshments and time to reminisce. Our Annual Walk is always held on the first Saturday in June.
Wednesday October 2, 2019 Annual General Meeting & Elections, 7:30 pm Speaker: Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Dr. Galbraith recently gave a most interesting presentation to the Swansea Horticultural Society, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Swansea in October. Among other topics related to the local history of horticulture, he will be talking about Swansea’s William Rennie, and the history of the Rennie Seed Company.
Wednesday November 6, 2019 – Speaker: Richard Jordan – “Hurricane Hazel and its Legacy” 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, the most deadly natural disaster in recorded history to hit southern Ontario. Many of the deaths occurred in the valley of the Humber River. With a background in surveying, Richard Jordan recently retired from the City of Mississauga, where he was responsible for the property-mapping database and municipal addressing. He is a former President of the Etobicoke Historical Society, and he has written local- history columns for the Etobicoke Guardian and Toronto Star.
We are always looking for donations of old photographs and memorabilia and are interested in any stories or historical information you may have of the Swansea area, so please contact us!
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To the right are a few pictures from our archives … click here for more background explanation of each picture!