TVA bus tour will look at Peterborough industries
Peterborough was one of the earliest industrial towns in Ontario, thanks in part to cheap electricity.
Peterborough attracted workers from a wide area when employment was great. Some of Canada’s important industrial names had a local presence: General Electric, Outboard Marine, De Laval, Quaker Oats.
The Trent Valley Archives, in conjunction with the Peterborough & District Labour Council, invites you to share some amazing stories from this rich local heritage from the comfort of a tour bus.
There will be a passionate retelling of some defining moments in Peterborough’s history by the presenters and through the music of Rob Fortin and Sue Newman.
Following on the success of last year’s Catharine Parr Traill’s ‘Summer of 1832’, the bus tour will be offered on May 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch stop included.
The tour will encompass the early years of Peterborough industry up to the work opportunities of the 1950s. May Day is a labour holiday in many parts of the world; this year, let it be so in Peterborough!
Tickets for the event can be reserved and purchased through TVA by calling Heather at 705-745-4404, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and Paypal through the website www.trentvalleyarchives.com.
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