Sunday, 5 July 2015
Admittedly, I've never seen Downton Abbey, but as a sucker for Hamilton history, and a sucker for Whitehern (as evidenced here, here, and here), I couldn't pass up Downton Downtown, the difficult to pronounce garden party inspired by the hit British period drama. This year, Downton Downtown expanded it's reach to another favourite Hamilton landmark, St. Paul's Presbyterian. If you haven't had the chance, ringing the bells of St. Paul's is an experience of bucket list proportion.
As part of Downton Downtown, Mary Anderson read from her book about Whitehern's McQuesten family, Tragedy and Triumph: Ruby and Thomas B. McQuesten, a part of the event I sadly missed. It is, however, a wonderful book brimming with Hamilton history that I'd definitely recommend.