Here is a list of some of the historical stories I have written. Some are finished and published. Some are works in progress. Some could be presented as a talk with slideshow.
1) A Jolly Crowd - 30 stories of my grandmother's friends from Hamilton during WW1. (unpublished, intended for print and/or a series of talks) Work in progress.
2) "To a Hamilton physician belongs the honor" - Print book. The story of Dr. Jaffrey and the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 in Hamilton. Published in print.
3) My Hippy Journal - memoir, my life in the 1970s. Intended for print. Work in progress.
1) Twitchell and Harris, Photographers - the story of Burlington Ontario's earliest photographers and the Womens Institute.
2) Where's Charlotte? - the story of my great, great grandmother, Charlotte Baker, from Baker St in Hamilton (formerly Ardvolik St) whose death has become lost in time and space, with no trace.
Dr. Jaffrey stories
1) A Picture Tells a Thousand Words - the story of the 1914 group photo of Dr. Jaffrey and the top officers of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.
2) "To a Hamilton physician belongs the honor" - The story of Dr. Jaffrey and the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 in Hamilton. Published in print.
3) Dr. Jaffrey Goes to the CNE - the story of the CNE 1939 and wireless radio. A WWII story.
1) The Story of OIDAR, 77 Creighton Rd - published here on the Dundas Museum website. (Long version intended for print). The story of the house where I was born, an historic Dundas house.
2) The story of Holy Trinity Church, Fredericton - Published in print in the Fredericton Gleaner. The story of the church where my 2G grandfather preached from 1846 to 1901. The carpenter gothic church with the first stained glass in New Brunswick is under constant threat of demolition.
3) The story of the Jaffrey family - published in a print book by the Fredericton Historical Society
1) My family in WW1 - 'LIVE' talk w/slideshow. Presented at the University of Toronto for the Ulyssean Society. The story of
discovering my family's WW1 history. Great review published in newsletter.
2) Harry's Gang - LIVE 'talk' w/slideshow. The story of a group of WW1 pilots who trained and fought together in France in 1918. Hamilton and Toronto boys.
3) A Jolly Crowd - Could be presented as a series of talks w/slideshow. 30 stories of my grandmother's friends from Hamilton during WW1. Of global interest.
Books under consideration
1) On the Wings of a Dove - Blues and popular songs written
in 1979 by Margaret Stowe and David Kidney. Short historical clips,
quotes and the occasional discography. Includes a bibliography. Intended
for print. Work in progress. Note:David Kidney, deceased May 2020.