Flying Objects over London
Were they weather balloons, parts of a space probe or - visitors from
Watching the Skies!
A catalog of local UFO sightings.
The Stars of London
Biographies of Londoners who achieved fame outside of their hometown.
The story of a young Italian Canadian who became a musical legend.
A determined Canadian actor who rose to become the President of the United
States - sort of...
Berry Harrison (1864-1935)
The son of fugitive slaves, Harrison became America's leading black actor
and went on to play God...literally.
The most famous actor London has produced recounts his boyhood roots and
his hometown performances. You may have heard of his wife too - Jessica
Garber (born 1948)
The most successful actor to come out of London community theatre. His
early, largely unknown, career as a child actor is traced by your web
the Sea Lion (1957-1967)
The greatest marketting tool Londoner ever had. The critter's escape from
a local theme park in 1958 delighted animal rights activists and nearly
caused an international crisis to boot.
The little-known stories of Londoners who made their city a better place
to live in.
Lewis: The Good Soul
You probably saw him shuffling around downtown London in the 1950s and
1960s - but now you can learn the story of one of the most endearing members
of London's black community.
Wenige: Still Running
Mayor, bicycle salesman and a madman for publicity - George Wenige was
all of these as he racked up a record nine elections wins.
Trudell: The Man Who Sold The Stars
The incredible 47-career of one of London's greatest showmen. Trudell's
campaigns to pack the crowds into his movie theatres were colourful, attention-grabbing
and occassionally outrageous.
Mates: Johnny & Dorothy Downs
They ran one of the most successful orchestras during the big band era
- and then set up a pretty good restaurant to boot.
Homage to Wonderland Gardens
A short history of the best-loved dance hall in London, its rise to fame
and its unfortunate end by fire.
The enduring saga of the well-loved restaurant is not without its travails:
power blackouts, killer traffic and police raids.
Milestones of London
Historical events, big and small, that make London, Ontario a really interesting
place to live in
The story of the first feature-length colour Canadian motion picture -
and it was shot in London's backyard.
up for Acting Oscars
Two former London residents
are in the running for the 1944 Academy Awards. Alexander Knox has been
nominated for best actor for his critically-acclaimed performance as Amercian
president Woodrow Wilson. Hume Cronyn is nominated in the best supporting
actor category for the war drama The Seventh Cross.
Hangings of London, Ontario
A short chronology of the 19 men and women who met their ends under the
gallows of the London Middlesex Courthouse.
True, terrifying tales of the supernatural and the supernormal...and we
swear by our eyes they're all true!
Worst of Times - Disasters in London
Some were caused by natural forces beyond anyone's control. Others were
cause by human negligence. At best, they only caused property damage.
At worst, they cost Londoners their lives. A
list of London calamities that cost lives and created major social upheaval.
Films of London
A brief listing of cinematic milestones that have vanished due to accident,
neglect or nervous lawyers.
A brief (and we mean brief!) listing of how London, Ontario has been referenced
in popular books, films and porn videos.
Our annual April Fool's Day page - which some people believed!
Premier John Robarts dies and no one notices, bandleader Guy Lombardo
gets Saturday Night Fever and avant garde artist Jack Chambers compares
notes with Norman Rockwell.