Somersworth Past

Summersworth History MuseumSomersworth has a rich history and here we like to showcase that history. If you have a story to tell of Somersworth past don’t be shy, we would love to hear from you!

  • The Life Of A Pound Of Cotton This piece was written a lot longer ago than many might realize. (See end paragraph to find out just how long ago.) It beautifully takes us, the reader, through the process that a piece of cotton would experience as it traveled through the mills of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company. The Life Of A Pound Of ... Read the rest of this here
  • Somersworth Class of 1967 Reunite For 50th Year I know I seem to make a habit of this on here but I have yet another confession to make. I have never attended a school class reunion before. They were just beginning to become popular in England as I was leaving and it was just not something that was part of the culture. So when ... Read the rest of this here
  • Cherished Memories of A Somersworth Era Gone By As I promised last week, this week I want to take you back to an era at the turn of the 1900’s when the electric trolley cars were still running in the city. A time when Summer was a time that Somersworth came to life and even the poorer folks that worked at the mills ... Read the rest of this here
  • From Electric Trolleys To New Hampshire Liquor Store Outlet. New Use Sought For Old Building Riverside Garage will go before the planning board on Wednesday July 19th 2017 to seek permission for approval to add an addition to the current building. The purpose of the business will change as well with the proposed new use being a brand new state liquor store/outlet. Now those who are ... Read the rest of this here
  • Somersworth Lights The Way With LED Street Lights Over the past few months I’ve found myself pondering the evolution of something that we all take for granted on a daily basis. That is street lighting. Some of you may recall that there was a plan proposed a couple of years ago to remove some of the city street lights in order to reduce costs. ... Read the rest of this here
  • Somersworth Remembers Those Who Gave All Monday 29th May 2017, saw another Memorial Day pass in Somersworth. For some, that means fun at camp, time with the family and for others it is a holiday where we remember the lives of those who gave all in battle. My Monday morning like many others started at Forest Glade cemetery and would end at ... Read the rest of this here
  • Pinups and Veterans: A Recipe For Fun Have you ever taken a facebook quiz where the idea is to discover your idea decade? I don’t have to do that quiz as I already know the answer. I love the 1940’s. Okay, to clarify, I don’t love the war but I do love the hair, the clothes and the resourcefulness that was shown ... Read the rest of this here
  • From The Archives: Times Have Certainly Changed Yesterday I posted the picture to the left on Somersworth Now’s Facebook page and asked if people knew who the officer in the picture was. Many guessed the correct answer: that it was a much younger Captain Timmons in the picture. He was taking part in a program that had been run by the YMCA at ... Read the rest of this here
  • Solved! The Mysterious Case of ‘Proud Past Bright Future’ I love a good mystery and for me it’s always been a mystery as to exactly who came up with the Somersworth city slogan/motto, ‘Proud Past, Bright Future.’  Seeing as the name of Somersworth Now was, in part, born out of that slogan I decided to go digging in the archives at the Summersworth History ... Read the rest of this here
  • Do You Know Where? Answer Revealed So the answer to the question I posed Wednesday was: Ned’s Fish Market. This iconic fish market was once situated on Green Street. In more recent years it became Four Seasons until it closed. This mascot could be found n the counter of this popular fish market for many, many years. Ask any one who has been ... Read the rest of this here

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