A History in Pictures
With more than 130 photographs, many of them seen here for the first time, Antigonish: A History in Pictures offers a stunning portrait of this one-of-a kind place. Antigonish: A History in Pictures not only captures the beautiful landscape of this place, but also the lives lived, both humble and grand. We see St. Francis Xavier University in its early days, track and field events at Columbus Field and men leaving and coming home from one of the two great wars. There is the excitement of the Fall Fair, a bustling Main Street, outdoor skating, and beach parties in places like Cribbons, Arisaig or Pomquet Beach. Come with us on a photographic journey through one of the most unique places in Nova Scotia. Peggy Thompson has put together the definitive photographic account of Antigonish.
Peggy Thompson is the administrator of a Facebook group Old Photos of Antigonish Town and Antigonish County. She has been in love with history and genealogy of this magical place since listening to her mother’s stories as a child.