This is beautiful park with walking trails on either side of the brook with easy access at the Commercial Street bridge in the heart of downtown Glace Bay. The tree- lined trails follow the brook between Brookside and Catherine Streets and you'll see many locals enjoying the walk that lead to Queen Elizabeth Park.more
This was always know as "Down Town" to me. However to some it was " Up Town" it depended on which side of the hill you lived. It was once much larger and my Mom relayed stories of a street car. Growing up that sounded so exotic! Today its a small town with a scattering of little shops and coffee bars and of course a drug store . It's anchored at...more
The original Savoy Theater was a movie theater that burned down and was eventualy replaced by the modern buliding that stands in the town now . There is always some form of first rate entertainment happening here . It could be a local theater group ready to give a performance of music and of course laughs or it might be a professional National Star...more
As a child growing up in Glace Bay, my summers were spent at the beach . We would take our bicycles , a jam sandwich and a jar of kool-aid and head out for the day . It's a little beach with a mix of sand and rock and every now and then you can find a lump of coal on the shore. There is a narrow and swift channel between Glace Bay Beach and Donkin...more
In 1901 the first wireless message was sent from Glace Bay across the ocean to England . This high 60 Ft wind swept cliffs were chosen by Marconi and offered an unobstruscted view over the ocean.There is a national historic information center at the Table Head site honouring Guglielmo Marconi.In 1907 he initiated the first permanent transatlantic...more
"Company' houses are wooden duplexes that were sold to the miners by the "Mining Company". These modest houses are two story and are built on the ground .Countless children were raised in these homes over the years and they are a part of the history of the town. Basically, they were a part of the link that said ,people belonged to the companies,...more
I remember when this was a" new " place to eat in town but that was at least 25 years ago . Its a warm and friendly diner where the locals go . Not fancy by any stretch and the booth's seats have a bit of a sag to them but here is where you'll get to feel the warmth of this hard working town .The lilting accents will make you think you took a fast step to Scotland and the soup is always homemade and the Club sandwiches are hardy and filling.
Who wouldn't love this tradition . I always wondered how th could be chips could be sooo good. I was happy to see some things never change when I saw Hamburgers on the menu for $2.25 and hotdogs for $1.7.5 But wait "Poutine!!" where did that come from . Oh well most things stayed the same . This wagon was where everyone stopped in the summer evenings for a snack!