Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gloucester Place Names Project

The Gloucester Historical Society of Ottawa has an ongoing project that will lead to the publication of a book, and the project is to identify all Gloucester Place Names, past and present, and provide some basic information about each.

Included is the original Gloucester Township, east of the Rideau River, and south of the Ottawa River. It comprises the former City of Vanier, Rockcliffe Park, and those parts east of the Rideau River that have been part of Ottawa since 1950, and even earlier.

They are asking for your help. Have the society missed a name? They are asking for any photos which shows past or present of any community listed. Do you know how a place name originated, or do you any interesting stories about any community?

If so, you can contact, or you can reach them at