Port Hope, Ontario, Canada has endured for over 200 years, despite the infrequent attentions of indifferent federal and provincial governments. In its heyday, between 1850 and 1870, it was still possible to dream of Port Hope's future as a great city, but, as with other old small towns in Southern Ontario, that future is behind us now. I intend to take a longing look back at the town I have lived in all my life, chiefly through old and not-so-old photographs, and such surviving odds and ends of our past as fall readily to hand.


About This Site

Readable Port Hope Newspapers

Census Port Hope & Hope Township 1901 & 1911
Port Hope Marriages

Hope Township 1878
Port Hope 1853

Remembering Port Hope

Reverend Anson Green 1824
Port Hope Directory 1856-57
Port Hope from Canada Directory 1857-58
Port Hope Business Directory 1862
from Durham County Directory 1869
Affray at the Music Hall 1879
Colonel Williams Statue 1889
Port Hope - Rice Lake Canal 1890
Telephone Directory 1900
Maypole Dancers July 2, 1900
Baptist Church Group c1900
Brewery Bottling Gang c1900
Old Boys Reunion 1901
Souvenir Booklet Reunion 1901
PH Historical Sketches 1901
Royal Theatre Movie Ads 1925
Furby Papers

Model School Announcement 1902
Merry Makers Club 1907
Port Hope Businesses 1907
Ideal Concert Band 1908
Port Hope Businesses 1916
Old Tyme Orchestra c1930
At the Firehall c1930
Guide Office Staff c1932
Port Hope Town Band c1942
Port Hope Directory 1948
Port Hope Directory 1955
New Years Eve 1958
Port Hope Postcard 1960
Port Hope Hospital Auxiliary Tea 1967

First PHHS Brown Street
West Primary School 1888
Osaca School 1911
Central School 1920
PHHS School Pin 1920
Bissell School 1921
PHHS Yearbook Spring 1921
PHHS Yearbook Christmas 1921
PHHS 1922
East Primary School Room 2 1923
PHHS Yearbook November 1924
Dr Powers School Room 2 1925
Elementary School Students 1926
West Primary School 1930
Room 2 Dr Powers School 1930
PHHS photo - School Year 1930/31
PHHS 1931/32
Central School c1932
PHHS Blue and White 1941
Central School 1940/41
PHHS Cadet Dance c1949
Dr Powers School Group 1956
PHHS Yearbook 1954
PHHS Yearbook 1960
PHHS Yearbook 1961
PHHS Commencement Programme 1962
PHHS Commencement Programme 1963
PHHS 1965 (Photos)
PHHS Yearbook 1966
PHHS Yearbook 1968
PHHS Yearbook 1969
'Y' a Rock Musical 1972
Dr Hawkins School 1973/74
Dr Powers School at 50 1974
PHHS Reunion Programme 1982
Welcome School class pictures

St John's Church Players c1933
St John's Church Girl Guides June 18, 1939
St John's Church Choir 1954
Methodist Church Annual Report 1906
Methodist Church's Last Board 1924
United Church play 'Gypsy Rover' c1939
United Church Groups 1975
St Mark's Church Brownie Pack 1948

port hope history on Facebook
automated genealogy
ontario marriages
cemsearch (search area cemeteries)
port hope archives
peter bolton
allison funeral home
ross funeral chapel
maccoubrey funeral home (Cobourg)
Nuclear Genocide, Pat McNamara
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
CCNR coping with nuclear waste

indicates new, recent or additional

Port Hope History PHorum

All I Know


Sports Pictures
Port Hope Redmen Hockey Programme 1953
Young Canada Night Programme 1968

Dave Hall & Jimmy Reynolds
Business Ads
West Beach
The End of John Street
Some Floods
Capitol Theatre
Old Post Office
Riverside Pavilion
Ward Street Group c1900
N E Jennings, Clothier
Port Hope Group
Thomas Garnett

Men of the 46th Regiment
The Invasion of Canada 1885
South African War Veterans
1st Company, 46th Regiment 1905
World War One group
Port Hopers at Witley Camp WWI
HMCS Port Hope 1942

History of a Hope Township Farm
Mrs Maybee
E E Snider

Port Hope Pictures 1960s-70s
Port Hope Pictures 1974-75
Top o' the World
From the Town Hall
Poster Wall at the Opera House

Lakes Captains
Street Names
Mayor Craig's Fountain
Rev John Craig's Book
Some Port Hope Images
'Happy Town' Town Images
PHHS Commencement Programme 1927
PHHS Commencement Programme 1958
Dominion Day 2008
Joseph Scriven
from The Refiner
Early Railroad Days George H Adam
IOOF Decoration Day
1946 Port Hope Brochure

Mrs Austin, Head of the Class
'Tiger' Roberts Ceremony

Blind Faith nuclear industry in Port Hope

Globe File Factory - Outram
Hope Township Voter's List 1884
Cyclists at the Townhall c1898

Kelly's Drop In 2005
Gwen's Reunion Weekend 2011
Photos from a Reunion 2012


Zoomable Images:
Harbour 1
Harbour 2
Harbour Panoramic 2012
Colonel William's Statue
Corbett' Dam 2012
4th Line
Econo - Garden Hill Food Mart -2015

ScrapBook Mary Hawkins
ScrapBook Gwen Hyne
Mike Terbenche's Album
Jim Terbenche Port Hope Photographs
Ted McDonald's Album
Christopher Creighton Photographs

Bandshell Reopening 1992

Bata Shoe Workers 1946

Lions Recreation Centre
Galloping Ghosts Football Team
The last time I saw John Boughen

View of Port Hope c1882

Proposed Port Britain Harbour 1857

Wesleyville - Early Days Recalled

Cobourg and Peterborough Railway
Canadian Northern Railway in Port Hope
Laying of the Town Hall Cornerstone
Town of Port Hope - Guide Article - 1853

Slideshow - Born in 1940
Slideshow - Crawford's Cafe Aug 11, 2015
The Story of a Town

Mathews Conveyer in Port Hope

Gwen Hyne



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