Historical society wants your old photos

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Many people are in the process of downsizing or having to deal with objects owned by a parent or other relatives. Often when people do this, old photographs or old documents are not valued and are just thrown out. 
This is a loss to the community, as these old photographs and documents are part of the history of the community and can help tell the story of our past.
I would encourage people to consider donating these to an archive or a museum or —  in the case of people living in the Elmwood, East Kildonan and North Kildonan area — to the North East Winnipeg Historical Society. Photographs and documents relating to this area can play an important role in telling the history of the area. 
So much of the history of northeast Winnipeg has been lost over the decades. This area is one of the oldest settled areas in all of Manitoba; the first resident, John Pritchard, was here even before the first group of Selkirk Settlers arrived in 1812. He started the first school in the area in the late 1820s
We at the North East Winnipeg Historical Society would greatly appreciate the donation of such items. We will keep such photographs and documents that are relevant to the area and either return the items we cannot use to you or dispose the items in a way that will protect your personal privacy and that of your family.
We have been looking for years for pictures of local businesses that no longer exist. Some items that come to mind are pictures of the old Eldorado Drive-in Theatre, which existed for six years from 1950 to 1956 or the Radio Oil refinery (ROCO) which existed on the current Jeld-Wen property along Munroe Avenue from 1931 to the early 1970s.
These are just some examples of what we’re looking for. If you have pictures of certain locations in the past these can be of great value for remembering and preserving our history. Even pictures of family members can be important, especially if they played an important role in the community. Once these pictures and documents are just thrown out, they are lost forever.
If you do have any pictures or documents relating to the Elmwood, East Kildonan or North Kildonan area, please email Maureen at mtsilk@shaw.ca, info@newpgh.com or call Donna at 204-339-2547  
Jim Smith is a community correspondent for Elmwood, East Kildonan and North Kildonan. Email him at jimsmith@mts.net 

Many people are in the process of downsizing or having to deal with objects owned by a parent or other relatives. Often when people do this, old photographs or old documents are not valued and are just thrown out. 

This is a loss to the community, as these old photographs and documents are part of the history of the community and can help tell the story of our past.

Supplied photo The North East Winnipeg Historical Society is looking for old photos from the area, such as this picture of the Smith-Blatherwick Gas Station at the southwest corner of Kimberly Avenue and Henderson Highway late 1920s or early 1930s.

I would encourage people to consider donating these to an archive or a museum or —  in the case of people living in the Elmwood, East Kildonan and North Kildonan area — to the North East Winnipeg Historical Society. Photographs and documents relating to this area can play an important role in telling the history of the area. 

So much of the history of northeast Winnipeg has been lost over the decades. This area is one of the oldest settled areas in all of Manitoba; the first resident, John Pritchard, was here even before the first group of Selkirk Settlers arrived in 1812. He started the first school in the area in the late 1820s

We at the North East Winnipeg Historical Society would greatly appreciate the donation of such items. We will keep such photographs and documents that are relevant to the area and either return the items we cannot use to you or dispose the items in a way that will protect your personal privacy and that of your family.

We have been looking for years for pictures of local businesses that no longer exist. Some items that come to mind are pictures of the old Eldorado Drive-in Theatre, which existed for six years from 1950 to 1956 or the Radio Oil refinery (ROCO) which existed on the current Jeld-Wen property along Munroe Avenue from 1931 to the early 1970s.

These are just some examples of what we’re looking for. If you have pictures of certain locations in the past these can be of great value for remembering and preserving our history. Even pictures of family members can be important, especially if they played an important role in the community. Once these pictures and documents are just thrown out, they are lost forever.

If you do have any pictures or documents relating to the Elmwood, East Kildonan or North Kildonan area, please email Maureen at mtsilk@shaw.ca, info@newpgh.com or call Donna at 204-339-2547  

Jim Smith is a community correspondent for Elmwood, East Kildonan and North Kildonan. Email him at jimsmith@mts.net 

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Jim Smith is a community correspondent for Elmwood, East Kildonan and North Kildonan. Email him at jimsmith@mts.net

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