I was delighted to learn from friends the Stoney Creek Historical Society now has a Reference Library and Archives in a former church on Highway 8.
I’m also happy the historical society is no longer restricted to one small room in Leone Jackson’s old house Grandview (the Nash-Jackson house in Battlefield Park), which, when I lived in Stoney Creek, was located at the corner of King and Nash.
But I am really happy to learn Billy Green’s drum, sword, and trousers are on display in the library. I didn’t even know my old friend Barb Green, Billy Green’s great-great-grand-daughter, still possessed these artifacts.
Other valuable documents being stored include the papers of Dr. Bob Kemp, who practised in Stoney Creek for so long and campaigned successfully for St. Joseph`s Health Centre on King Street and the Hamilton hospice bearing his name. I am also glad Ward 10 councillor Maria Pearson, was able to spearhead this important step in the society`s history.
The Historical Society is more than 100 years old and it is refreshing to know that Stoney Creek historical artifacts are still being preserved for future generations .
Stephen J. Beecroft