A new video was added to the LDHS Utube channel which can be accessed from this website by going to the Maps & Media menu and clicking on Video or click on the following link
Ladysmith Parades Archive
Another article by Rollie Rose is posted in the People and Families section about long time restaurant owner, Tommy Jang. Go to the article by clicking on
A Lot of Sweet and Sour
Minutes of Board of Directors meeting held on January 19, 2016 was added to the Members Only page. To view the minutes, navigate to that page and log in with the password. If you don’t have the password contact the Archives office.
Added a page about Pearl Jameson Hermsdorf contributed by Rollie Rose from an earlier Chronicle article.
A link to the page is provided at the end of the article on Frank Jameson in the Ladysmith Mayors section
To read this addition to the Frank Jameson page, click on
Pearl living happily ever after
Check out the Canadian GIS site under Mapping in the links section on the left side of this page.
This site provides a wealth of information on Geographic Information Systems in Canada both Federally and by Province
Be sure to visit the link to DataBC and the Google Maps for Canada links.
Information provided on free GIS data, tutorials, some historic mapping. If your into mapping, be prepared to spend some time here.
Of particular interest to history nerds is the audio file on Historic GIS mapping research in Canada which is included in the W. H. Pugsley collection under Historic Cartography.
Audio File link
December 2, 2015
Ladysmith & District Historical Society hosted a Volunteer Appreciation social in honor of all the volunteers who donate their time at the museum and archives preserving Ladysmith’s past.
Seasonal treats as well as a wine tasting event provided by Art Lindela of the Art of Brewing made for an enjoyable afternoon.
Thanks to those members who organized the event.
Our thanks to Irene Telford and family for sharing the story of her father, Hugh Mercer, Jr. which appears in the Our Stories section of this website.
Thank you also to Ed Nicholson for researching and writing the article which was first presented at this year’s Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day activities.
The Google newspaper archives search site has been added to the Online newspapers link in the left margin.
You can access 1,130 older Ladysmith Chronicle newspapers from this link dating between 1959 to 1989.
The different newspapers are arranged alphabetically.
To read about an interview done with Louise Erskine by Rollie Rose which appeared in the Chronicle back in the 1990’s click on the following link
A Talk with our First Native Daughter
An interview done with Kit Willmot by Rollie Rose has been added as Further Reading in the article contributed by Take 5 in People and Families. To view the interview click on the following link.
Keeping our Heritage Alive
To view an article by Rollie Rose about John and Alexis MacNaughton, see John MacNaughton in the People and Families Section
Added an article by Rollie Rose about Florence Foster to the People and Families Section
Reminiscing with a Pioneer Woman
Added an article by Rollie Rose about Keith Gourlay to the People and Families Section
A Real Old-time Character
Added another article by Rollie Rose about Bill Grouhel, a long time fire department member
Heaven just gained a Fire Chief
Check out Rollies’ latest contribution in Our Stories
Memories of the Chronicle Building
We consider ourselves indeed fortunate that former Ladysmith mayor and owner of the Chronicle, Rollie Rose has agreed to contribute articles to this website. For his first contribution “The 1970’s” please click on the link below
In 1962 singer Nat King Cole introduced the song “Rambling Rose” which has become a classic. Ladysmith’s “Rambling Rollie Rose” is another classic – a classic newsman. For a brief glimpse of his colourful career please click on his biography on this website.
Ladysmith Museum Curator Bernardien Knol advises that
Effective, October 7, 2015, Ladysmith Museum is closed for the winter season.
The Museum will make every effort to open for special requests during the winter and will of course open for Light Up and Old Time Christmas as before.
Watch for our re-opening notice in the spring of 2016