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Kilties Souvenir Album -Artifact Pick

Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator for Glanmore, as she talks about entertainment in Belleville and the history behind this souvenir album from the Belleville Kilties Band.   The Belleville Kilties Band was formed in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlanders Band of Toronto. Run by local businessmen T.P.J. Power, the band had forty members. This included a sixteen voice choir, the Clan
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Belleville Kilties Uniform Now on Display

A 1906 uniform worn by a member of the world famous Belleville Kilties Band is now on display at Glanmore National Historic Site.  The uniform was donated to Glanmore’s Regional Collection by a descendant of one of the band members. Established in 1898, the Kilties were primarily a brass band with 40 members. They played locally in the summer and traveled the vaudeville circuit in the winter.  Between 1904-1910
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