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History of Preston

 

Preston, once known as “Cambridge Mills”, is located in the northwest area of Cambridge and is arguably the oldest settled area in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. While Preston was a prosperous manufacturing centre for stoves, furniture, wools and shoes, it became best known for its mineral springs. At the turn of the century, Preston housed five major hotels. Visitors from around the world travelled here seeking out the healing effects of the mineral baths that were thought to cure a variety of ailments. The sole remaining hotel today is the majestic Preston Springs Gardens, built in 1890, and currently under re-development.

 

Preston Riverside Park Winter & Tail, Cambridge Ontario

 

 

The largest park in Preston (Cambridge) at 102 hectares (256 acres), Riverside is situated beside an 1890 millpond on the Speed River. This video presents late winter views of the park, Speed River and the surrounding forest. By Don Drews

 

Grand River & City Scenes


Bridge A mix of shots taken in the heart of Cambridge, Ontario. Located by the Grand River, the city has a wonderful mix of nature and architecture.  More
 

Speed River Millpond & Dam


Guy SmilingEarly summer views of Jacob's Landing, the Silknit dam, Hespeler millpond and Speed River, bookended with relevant water quotes. More
 

Riverside Park Winter's Tail


Happy Woman The largest park in Preston (Cambridge) at 102 hectares (256 acres), Riverside is situated beside an 1890 millpond on the Speed River. 
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