A resident of Glace Bay was quoted by the Cape Breton Post in the 1990’s as saying, “The connection between the Miner’s Forum and Glace Bay history is like milk to your tea.” They are intertwined since the building was built in 1938. The forum was owned by the people, with … [Read more...] about Oh what an Impact of the Glace Bay Miner’s Forum!
My chat with Effie MacAuley lead to some very interesting pictures of the set of the Daniel Petrie film The Bay Boy. … [Read more...] about Remember the Bay Boy
I was amazed this week by some information sent to me by Glen Brodie who did some research on the french connection to Glace Bay. Basically how Glace Bay received its name. What he found was that Glace Bay originated in the 1700's as a source of coal for Louisbourg. In the … [Read more...] about The French Connection
Looking into the blackness of the deep that is Ocean Beach Colliery, Wish Donovan takes you on an underground tour at the Miner’s Museum in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. A tour that is dark, damp and at times dismal as your back creeks from being hunched over. You can feel what it is … [Read more...] about A Journey Underground begins with a Wish
They’re Henderson’s I think, made of Ivory and African Blackwood. They don’t make them like that anymore that’s for sure. Now, it is illegal to hunt elephant for their tusks. They were my grandfather’s Great Highland Bagpipes issued to him when he enlisted to fight in World War … [Read more...] about My Grandfather’s Great Highland Bagpipes