Welcome to the Albion Bolton Historical Society website. The Society is dedicated to preserving, researching, documenting and telling the history of the village of Bolton.

Our next meeting is on Monday February 10 at 7:45 pm.  Please note the change in time.  This is the Society’s Annual General Meeting.  It is time to renew memberships.

The speaker for the evening is Jim Jones, an ecologist, writer and storyteller. Jim is originally from England where he worked for twenty years in the Conservation sector. He now lives in Caledon and manages the Hedgelaying in the Ontario Landscape Project.

His talk is titled A Walk Along the Hedgerow: Rejuvenating Ontario’s Living Fences.  Hedgerows are living fences, the stitching in the fabric of the agricultural landscape; friend to farmer and field vole alike.  Jim explores the benefits and history of the hedge, spanning centuries, continents and the human experience and found secrets in Caledon’s undergrowth that told of a hedge-filled past.  Learn about Caledon’s hedgerow history and why it’s fast becoming the hedgerow capital of Ontario! It’s even got tragedy and romance too.

A poster for this event is found here.  Feel free to send it to your friends and invite them to join you to hear about a part of Caledon’s history that we take for granted. 

On April 18 2019 Caledon held it’s annual Community Recognition Night.  The Albion Bolton Historical Society was pleased to see four of our long term members receive Community Recognition Awards.

Doris Porter was named Community Champion for 2019.  She received her award plaque and certificate from Mayor Allan Thompson and Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones. The Society respectfully notes the passing of Doris on November 21, 2019.  She was a strong contributor to the Society and will be missed.

Doris Porter, Community Champion

Volunteer Service Awards were given to Isabelle and Ray Bottoms and to Cy Wallace.

Isabelle Bottoms receives her Volunteer Service Award.
Ray Bottoms receives his Volunteer Service Award
Cy Wallace receives his Volunteer Service Award

The Society congratulates and thanks these members for their support of the Society over many years.