Local Historian David Keirstead Shares Hampton History

As a young lad growing up in Hampton, David Keirstead has captured memories of the Hampton region that paint a picture of a town we can only imagine. Ice cream at Robb’s Drug Store, shopping at Morrison’s Store and local folks eating at Coleman’s Restaurant. He was part of a community that was essentially split down the middle, with the two sides known as Hampton Village and Hampton Station. His interest in the community goes far beyond his own experiences. David’s extensive research of the region, the town and his family has led to him publishing several books documenting stories going back many generations.

David’s 1983 book ‘Reflections’ – The Story of Hampton, N. B.

David’s knowledge has given him he unofficial title of the Local Hampton Historian and, along with his books, he has done numerous presentations and walking tours over the years.

After a long hiatus, David is coming out of retirement. Join him as he tells the stories about the history of Hampton Station at the Town Square Pavilion on September 13th and 14th, at 2pm each afternoon. Bring your chair and hear the stories behind the history. Did you know there was a brawl and murder at the Victoria Inn (Wayside Inn) in 1893? Come hear the details of this and many other fascinating stories of Hampton from the town’s best-known and loved historian. This is a free presentation and will be held rain or shine.


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