Ed Nicholson

School enrolment higher than expected — Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news from September 1912, 1937 and 1962.

Buster the hippo ate his way through Ladysmith – Chronicles From the Past

Ed Nicholson shares Buster the hippopotamus' daily food intake in August 1962 as he looks at what made the news in 1912, 1937 and 1962.

Ladysmith movie-goers were enthralled by Sonja Henie – Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news from 1912, 1937 and 1962.

Sam’s wife stuck in outhouse

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares his Chronicles of the Past column, looking at the news from 1912, 1937 and 1962.

Many events marked King George VI’s coronation

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society gathers the news from past issues of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.

A ‘rain cure’ was offered in 1912

Ed Nicholson looks back at election news, a 'rain cure' and school news in his March Chronicles From the Past column.

Two if by sea

Column by Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith and District Historical Society

New movie house opened in Ladysmith on Valentine’s Day – From Chronicles Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society looks back at stories from past Chronicles.

Teenager saved baby from fire – From Chronicles Past

Historical writer Ed Nicholson rounds up news from Chronicles past from December 1911, 1936 and 1961.

Spanish flu hit Ladysmith in 1918

Historical writer Ed Nicholson recounts the tragic Spanish flu outbreak of 1918.

Celebrating Halloween in Ladysmith

Things that go bump in the night along the 49th parallel

From Chronicles Past

Skin colour discussed in 1911 paper

Stories from Chronicles past

Looking back on June in Ladysmith

From Chronicles gone by – May

From the ChronicleMay, 1911 A study of cigarette smokers amongst workers on…

From Chronicles gone by – April

April 1911 The traditional three ball street lights were replaced with a…

From Chronicles gone by

March 1911Men working on the coal wharf complained to the police about…

From Chronicles past – Month of February

February 1911A new vein of coal had been discovered by drillers in…