Picnic Group on steps of Victoria Terrace

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Posted by W Mullins, 24 January 2015 at 20:01

The light hung from the pole appears to be an electric carbon arc light. First patented in 1846 these lights became the 1st type of widely used electric lighting. They came into use in Canada in the 1880s - the CNE in Toronto having been lit by them in 1882.

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Picnic Group on steps of Victoria Terrace

This black and white image shows approximately two hundred Grimsby Park visitors posing on the steps of Victoria Terrace. There are three cottages in the background.