Speaker: Ken Lyons, amateur historian.
Ken is an amateur historian who has researched the history of Montreal Cotton in Valleyfield and its houses. Valleyfield has one of the earliest company planned neighbourhoods in Quebec. He will discuss the reasons for and the uniqueness of this late 19th century neighbourhood which included, in addition to houses, a park, sports facilities, a dairy and services such a running water, sewers, electric lighting and garbage pick-up. The interesting evolution of the population is also demonstrated. Many photos will illustrate the talk