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A History of Ganges, and Remaining Old Buildings

Mahon Hall and Chicken House School

The AGM of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society will be held at Central Hall at 2 PM on May 9, 2018. Following the short meeting, Bob Rush will present a talk on the history of the development of the village of Ganges and some of its heritage buildings. Born at the “old” Lady Minto Hospital in 1930, Bob was raised on Salt Spring Island and witnessed the growth of Ganges Harbour into the village it is today. Using historical photographs of old buildings along with recent photos of the same structures, the presentation describes the evolution of the village in a “before and after” slide show along with many anecdotes. Topics will include the British naval ship that Ganges was named for, the settlement and expansion of Ganges since 1859, the origin and changes to the remaining old buildings, and Bob Rush’s hypothesis that Ganges wouldn’t exist in its present form if current regulations had been in effect “back then”.
Join us at Central Hall on May the 9th at 2pm for the last in our series of historical talks until September. Free to attend, open to the public. All are welcome.

May 9, 2018 2 PM Central Hall

Free to attend, all are welcome.

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