February 18 2008: Annual General Meeting. Speaker: Robert (Bob) Smith; pharmacist, business man, municipal councilor, volunteer, a Paul Harris fellow – honoured by his fellow Rotarians. In his retirement, he volunteers at the Bolton Rotary Seniors Centre. Bob can on our June walk along the Humber, and kept us listening for more Bolton history.

April 20 2009: Speaker: Rod Clarke, author, railway buff, and modeler. Rod has researched and written “Narrow Gauge Through the Bush – Ontario’s Toronto, Grey and Bruce and Toronto and Nipissing Railways”. The original railway was built as narrow gauge with smaller tracks and trains than now, and reached Bolton in med December 1870. Among the engine names were “Albion” and “Caledon”. After 1883, it became the CPR line going through Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville and became ‘standard gauge’. Rod’s almost 400 page book is filled with information, but he has promised to speak and present pictures about the railroad through our local Albion and Bolton area. He includes pictures of the Bolton Agricultural Works, and Bolton Carriage Works from the 1877 Peel County Atlas.

June 7 2009: Annual Walk. Meet at Elwood Drive and Station Road in Bolton near the location of the former CPR station, to learn about the railroad and the surrounding lands. Hear about our railroad history from those who remember it. Are you one of those who came by train to the station and then walked to Bolton Camp? Do you remember the train accident at Bolton Station in the 1950’s? Learn about the location of the water tower. Where did that water come from?

October 18 2010: The Region of Peel Archives and Museum at the Peel Heritage Complex is currently closed due to renovations, and will not reopen until Fall 2011. The Albion-Bolton Historical Society is happy to announce that the museum is coming to us with an interesting ‘Memory Box’ presentation by Educator Jane Venner. Articles from the museum will be shown and discussed. We look forward to seeing what surprises come out of the ‘Memory Box’, and the discussion that ensues.

April 16 2012: Our speaker for the evening will be Loren Scott, Archaeology Assistant for the TRCA – the Toronto Region Conservation Authority. Her topic will be Humber Grove – the area where the Humber River crosses Duffy’s Lane just north of King Street. Come and see her presentation, and bring your Humber Grove stories with you. If you know someone who lived there, please bring them along to reminisce. There are sure many stories to tell. For a short time, Humber Grove had its own one room school. Thanks to Murray Hesp for documenting it in his “Bolton School Days” book. What began as a cottage community became a residential area for families. Then after Hurricane Hazel, a dam was planned for the area that did not materialize, but the homes and many trees were removed. Today, it is a ghost hamlet with the roadway and bridge changed.

April 15 2013: Speaker for the evening will be our own Deirdre Sweetnam who has agreed to show some of our Albion-Bolton historical photos on screen, Deirdre is bringing the society’s photos in to the modern digital age so they can be shown on screen. We look forward to her presentation. Memories will be triggered and no doubt there will be lots of discussion and stories told.