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Post-war Newmarket boomed with new subdivisions, businesses, as vets returned home

Post-war Newmarket boomed with new subdivisions, businesses, as vets returned home

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the urgent need for new housing, industry, education, public utilities and services following the Second World War
Renowned retailer Robert Simpson got his start on Newmarket's Main Street

Renowned retailer Robert Simpson got his start on Newmarket's Main Street

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod tells one his most requested stories, featuring the young man who left Scotland at the age of 21 and eventually became a household name
Remembering a time when Newmarket's bus drivers knew your name

Remembering a time when Newmarket's bus drivers knew your name

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod recalls the early days of Newmarket’s first transit system
In 1980, festivities marked Newmarket's 100th year as a town

In 1980, festivities marked Newmarket's 100th year as a town

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod selects the highlights of a banner year in our town's history
Early Black settlers arrived in Newmarket via underground railroad

Early Black settlers arrived in Newmarket via underground railroad

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod shares several stories of the little known history of our Black community
Booming '50s created need for second high school in Newmarket

Booming '50s created need for second high school in Newmarket

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod wraps up his series on Newmarket High School with highlights of sister school Huron Heights Secondary
Itinerant Methodist ministers the root of Newmarket's first meeting house for public worship

Itinerant Methodist ministers the root of Newmarket's first meeting house for public worship

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod recalls the challenges faced by the early circuit riders to establish the Methodist Society in Newmarket and area in the early 1800s
When Newmarket was known as a 'nice little village' near Holland Landing

When Newmarket was known as a 'nice little village' near Holland Landing

History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his review of the intertwined histories of Newmarket and Holland Landing
Histories of Newmarket and Holland Landing have long been intertwined

Histories of Newmarket and Holland Landing have long been intertwined

In the first of a two-part series, History Hound Richard MacLeod examines the establishment and growth of Newmarket's neighbour to the north
'Number please': In 1937, you no longer had to crank the phone to reach the operator

'Number please': In 1937, you no longer had to crank the phone to reach the operator

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the history of the telephone in Newmarket