Our guest speaker for October is Mr. Terry Hughes.
Having grown up in a city with a logo where rails and water meet, it was inevitable that an interest in the Welland canal, great lakes shipping and the Canadian railways would occur. The history of the canal became an invaluable tool when teaching local studies to grade 8 students. Model railroading has been his hobby since 1960. As time passed, he has taken the story of our railway heritage to a number of public venues and is presently involved with canal days in Port Colborne, at their museum and the Wainfleet Heritage show where his display is housed in a station located on the grounds that was built in 1885.
Terry has a BA in Geography from McMaster University, Masters Degree in Education from Brock University. He has spoken countless times to groups about history, geography and railway history. He’s a model railroad expert and often uses his beautiful railroad models to help illustrate his talks.
Railways of course have been a major part of Burlington’s history especially as Freeman Station re-opening.