Welland History .ca

a project by S & B

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March 7, 2018 : We added a few more vintage recipes.

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Hello Visitors!

WHY are we doing this project? ..To Preserve History.

Much information is being lost, newspapers destroyed, historic buildings being torn down, bridges disappearing. The children of today need to know the history of the towns where they live. We the people are the ones who can carefully preserve this precious history for them. It is our responsibility as the older generation to leave stories, pictures and artifacts for them so that when they become older and wonder what went before, it will be available.  That is what this website is about. Preserving the history of Welland for future generations.

An article from the The Welland Tribune and Telegraph, 11 July 1922, describes what we are trying to present with this website.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We thank the The Welland Tribune and Telegraph for their contribution.

[IMAGE AT UPPER RIGHT]: “NIAGARA PROUD – Extaordinary Lives And Sights, by Stephanie Nielsen”

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What’s HOT Off The Press..

  • CANAL AND HARBOR - Port Colborne News [Welland Tribune, 2 April 1874] The canal and harbor are open at this point, but a large quantity of loose ice fills the lake outside the harbor, which was entirely clear before the wind blew the floating i... read more
  • ATTEMPT TO BURN THE GARDEN CITY - [Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897] About 12 o’clock on Thursday night last week, a dastardly attempt was made to burn the steamer Garden City, now lying at Port Dalhousie. Two men who were fishing in the harbor saw someone dr... read more
  • GOOD ROADS - [Welland Tribune, 2 April 1897] Editor Welland Tribune: Niagara Falls, Ont.., 24th March, 1897 DEAR SIR,- I would like to see the influence of the TRIBUNE enlisted in the cause of good roads and would suggest that I call the ... read more
  • LIFE OF JOSEPH BRANT - Paper Read at the Meeting of the Canadian Institute-Career of the Noted Indian [Welland Tribune, 9 April 1897] At the regular meeting of the Canadian Institute held on Saturday night in Toronto, a paper was read by E. Cruisha... read more
  • TROUBLE - [Welland Tribune, 9 April 1897] Thomas Hicks and Henry Boyd appeared before the board to complain of Principal Woodworth sending their boys home without sufficient cause, as they alleged. Mr. Boyd also complained that his boy... read more
  • FONTHILL NEWS - [Welland Tribune, 9 April 1897] Thos. Gracey has moved on Mrs. A.B. Kinsman’s farm, in house lately occupied by Samuel Gould, now living in Welland. Fred Fisher and family have moved in the house which Mr. Gracey vacated.read more
  • Fonthill News - [Welland Tribune, 26 March 1897] Joseph Gould has sold his farm to James Davis, the place where Alex. Goring now lives on. Mr. Gould is to take the house and lot where Mr. Davis now lives, known as the Reavely property, as pa... read more
  • TOWN OF WELLAND – VOTER’S LIST - [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] The Town of Welland voters’ list has just been printed, and an analysis of it will be interesting as giving details respecting the growth and development of the town. The increase is not la... read more
  • PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – Last Services in the Old Church - A Glance Back into the Presbyterian History of This District [Welland Telegraph, 3 January 1890] On Sunday morning last Rev. Mr. McCuaig preached his last sermon in the old building, and notwithstanding the rough weather the ... read more
  • JOSEPH PATRICK McKEAGUE - Thorold News [Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897] The infant son of John P. McKeague died at his grandfather’s home in Merritton on Tuesday. The funeral took place to the R.C. church here on Thursday, interment at St. Catharine... read more
  • JANE UPPER - Thorold News [Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897] Died, in Thorold township, on Tuesday, April 20, Jane Upper, relict of the late James Upper, aged 81 years. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from her late residence to the... read more
  • JANE O. MONROE - Niagara Falls Village News [Welland Tribune, 30 April 1897] The community were pained to hear of the death of Mrs. Monroe of Stamford, and daughter of the late Mr. Fisher. Deceased lived for many years with her uncle, the lat... read more
  • LAWRENCE HAMILTON PACKER - Niagara Village News [Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897] George Packer’s little child, aged about three years, died suddenly of diphtheria one night last week, and was buried next day. The same family lost a daughter by being ... read more
  • HENRY SMITH - Effingham News [Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897] Henry Smith, an old and respected resident of this section, passed away last week. Mr. Smith came to St. Johns early in the forties, and was employed in the foundry of that plac... read more
  • JOHN W. JAMES - Port Colborne News [Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897] Residents of this village will be pained to hear of the death of John W. James, who succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever at Rossland, B.C., last month. Mr. James was a me... read more
  • STUART FAMILY - George Drummond Stuart was born in Scotland in 1884. His wife Isabella Liston McIlvride was born in Scotland in 1895. The families immigrated to Welland. George and Isabella were married in Welland April 20, 1916. They had a ... read more



The Sisters and myself at the Convent of Less Said are most excited about the new adventure of our very own Sister Mary JudgeNot, Theatre Critic and newly appointed Lovelorn Columnist. She has been selected from numerous applicants at the convent to rewrite the newspaper commentary of the late Dorothy Dix, a forerunner of the modern advice columnist, for this most distinguished Welland County history website. In her own unique style, Sister will attempt a few fashionable words after each article to illuminate the advice of Miss Dix.


Introducing The MURALS

[May 4, 2015] We just added some pictures of MuralsEnjoy!

Welland Murals

Written and photographed by S.

In the 1990s I took a stroll downtown Welland, with my camera. I photographed the lovely murals. Colourful scenes depicting historical moments.

The project was started in 1986, by the city of Welland, to beautify the city of Welland. They commissioned artists from across Canada to paint murals on the side of buildings.

The murals at one time were a great tourist attraction.

Welland’s murals hold many memories for the people of Welland.

Unfortunately, many of these murals are in disrepair and some have disappeared. There was no plan in place to maintain these murals resulting in their demise.


It has been a wonderful year working on the special old articles we so enjoy gifting to our historically minded friends. We sincerely hope that this work will be available to the children of the future that will share our interest in the stories of the past. As Santa proclaims in this 1931 photo, “These Are My Jewels!”

Christmas in Welland..

We’ve collected some wonderful Christmas postcards.  Click HERE.

Book list..

We’ve added a comprehensive list of books and other resources about Welland.  Select BOOKs from the top menu.