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Richard MacLeod

Newmarket resident Richard MacLeod — the History Hound — has been a local historian for more than 40 years. He writes a weekly feature about our town's history in partnership with NewmarketToday, conducts heritage lectures and walking tours of local interest, and leads local oral history interviews

Recent Work by Richard

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
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
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
Newmarket marks 1964 with growth, sporting glory, and end of Specialty whistle

Newmarket marks 1964 with growth, sporting glory, and end of Specialty whistle

In this week's Remember This, Newmarket History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the memorable moments of a transitional year in the town's history
Many mentors pave path to success for Newmarket history buff <b> (5 photos) </b>

Many mentors pave path to success for Newmarket history buff (5 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Newmarket History Hound Richard MacLeod gives a shout out to his 'counsellors' and 'cheerleaders'
Newmarket's a hockey town at its heart <b>(14 photos)</b>

Newmarket's a hockey town at its heart (14 photos)

In his continuing review of Newmarket's sports heritage, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights local hockey champions and teams
Newmarket celebrates a centennial, ends prohibition in 1957

Newmarket celebrates a centennial, ends prohibition in 1957

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod selects a year to highlight the movers and shakers, and happenings big and small in town
Newmarket's lacrosse, softball teams brought glory to town

Newmarket's lacrosse, softball teams brought glory to town

Three sports have dominated the Newmarket sports scene over the years — softball, lawn bowling and lacrosse — enthralling our community over the last 180 years, says History Hound Richard MacLeod in this week's Remember This
Newmarket has long answered the call of duty

Newmarket has long answered the call of duty

Given Wednesday’s observance of Remembrance Day, History Hound Richard MacLeod dedicates this article to all those who selflessly have put their lives on hold in service of their community during times of trouble