Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia (IHNS) was founded in 1996 to bring together people interested in the preservation and interpretation of Nova Scotia's rich industrial past. Our group meets to present and discuss our common history, visit sites and undertake site recording using archaeological techniques. Industrial heritage consists of the remains of industrial culture which are of historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific value. We are also interested in industrial archaeology, an interdisciplinary method for studying documents, artifacts, human settlements, and landscapes created for or by industrial processes.
Dear Members & Friends,
Our next meeting of IHNS will be held on Monday March 5 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Lower Water Street in Halifax. The doors are open at 7-00pm and the talk will begin at 7-30. Our talk will be:
"Guildford & Sons - A Century of Service To Industry"
Guildfords began as a ship’s chandler in Halifax in 1906, specializing in supplies for the still new steam-driven trans-Atlantic freighters. Insulation for boilers and engines, valves, tools and equipment and lubrication supplies formed the main part of their business for a long time. In the 1950’s Guildfords began to expand developing manufacturing divisions that saw them become a Canadian leader in insulation products for industrial and commercial use. Now based in Dartmouth this local company has had a long and interesting history.
& Sons – A Century of Service’ will be presented by Greg Brown, the
Business Development Manager for Guildfords.
Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia