Flash From the Past by Jan Fear and Chris Masterman (127)

This is a wonderful book about the history of the Waterloo region. It is written by two historians who showcased the beginnings of the Waterloo region with all of its multicultural roots as well as German identity.

I spent a lot of time in Waterloo in the 1990s. I now know that I knew so little about the region.

Waterloo was founded by German Mennonites in the early 19th Century, Berlin (now Kitchener) and Waterloo were thriving cities. The Berlin Record started in February 9th, 1878. It was a time of growth and flourishing in the area. This is where the “Flash from the Past” column originated. It is still a part of the Waterloo Region Record.

This wonderful book celebrates the Kitchener heritage, delving into stories from the past. It’s a wonderful treasure for each reader to behold.

This book is a collector’s edition of stories and photographs and events, small and large that make K-W the wonderful place that it is.

Oktoberfest each year shows how diverse and wonderful a place Kitchener is. I just love the festivities and the celebration of everything German!

I love this book and plan to purchase my own copy in the near future to put on my coffee table. Kitchener-Waterloo is a place with a deep history and dep roots. What’s not to like about a place that is so diverse and yet picturesque.



About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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