Our latest publication: Peter Moyer, last proprietor of the family owned business has written the history of this Hespeler institution. If you ever bowled at Playfair Bowl, you may be in this book! Limited quantity available; and at $10 it would make a great gift or stocking stuffer.
This 5 ton horse drawn roller was purchased by the Town of Hespeler in 1906 from Sawyer-Harris of Hamilton. It was used to MacAdamize (stone chips & tar) the Town’s streets. After all 14 miles had been completed and hot asphalt became the norm, it was converted to be pulled by tractor and used to roll the Town’s parks and ball diamonds. It last saw duty in 1972 just before amalgamation. It was abandoned in a cedar grove in the […]
Spoke (the weekly publication from Conestoga College’s journalism program) recently paid a visit to the Hespeler Heritage Centre. Local historian (and Company of Neighbours member) Lary Turner explains the importance of the centre in it’s role in preserving the history of Hespeler.