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Conflict

Grey County residents have been involved in many conflicts, including the War of 1812 and the 1837 Rebellion, modern 19th and 20th century conflicts, and many in between.  

Grey Battalions in the Great War

Beginning of the European War

Great Britain declared war against Germany on August 4, 1914. The Dominion of Canada was a colony of the British Empire. As such, Canada automatically became at war with Germany too. Many Canadians, especially in Ontario, wanted to help.

Grey Roots

The Orange in Grey

The history of Orangeism is very deep and complex. In order to fully understand it one would need to examine the entire history of Britain, Ireland and the Reformation. Orangeism as it is known today began to form in 1688, when James II came to the throne. One of his goals was to reestablish Roma

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Women's Christian Temperance Union

The Original White Ribbon Campaign 

As Owen Sound became increasingly known for drunkenness and rowdy behaviour, it is not surprising that Temperance societies within the city soon formed. One of the first was the Women’s Prohibition Society, organized in 1874. This society would later

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Archives Awareness Week

There is hardly a topic for conversation that can arouse greater division than politics. So it is, so it will be, and, apparently, so it has always been. Today’s news is often rife with stories about the various levels of government battling each other over jurisdiction and funding.

Mollie Wilson - Archives Volunteer