Were Peterborough history, and heritage to have a hero, that hero would be Elwood Jones.
This Trent University professor has consistently championed the cause of local history since arriving in the City in 1969. Over the past 30 years, Elwood has written major works on many aspects of Peterborough’s heritage, including the City’s history, the Peterborough Agricultural Society, St. John’s Anglican Church, and the City’s first golf course.
As a member, and past-president of the Peterborough Historical Society and Trent Valley Archives, Professor Jones has contributed numerous pamphlets, papers and articles, spreading the gospel of local heritage.
- photo courtesy Clifford Skarstedt, The Peterborough Examiner