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LAOL at Hillside July 2017
Bonnie Durtnall
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LAOL at Hillside July 2017

In July 2017,  Labouring All Our Lives was fortunate to be granted a booth at Hillside Music Festival in Guelph. In this way, we were able to expand awareness of and interest in Guelph's working class and labour history. Below are a few photos, courtesy of Diane,  recording the event.  The material for the display was a combination of Museum and personal items. 

We hope to duplicate the event at Guelph's Labour Day Picnic at Riverside Park on Labour Day.

If you are in the area, do come and visit us.


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No Relief From Relief: The Great Depression In Guelph

During the last few years of the 1920s, Guelphites were beginning to feel quite optimistic. After the post-war slump, the economy was turning around. Companies were hiring and workers were regaining much of what they had lost. Then, on October 29, 1929, came the crash plunging employers and employees alike into a new economic reality.

One year later, 400,000 Canadians were out of work. Wages were cut and those employed had to live on less pay. Businesses retrenched and the labour movement was brought to a temporary standstill. All levels of Government, attempted to curtail the downward spiral. They instituted various Relief Programs, including Relief Camps, Relief Settlements, Relief Gangs and Relief distribution. Truly, during the 1930s, there was no relief from Relief.

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