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Last Week to Pre-Order Latest Book on Local History from Jack and Brian Coll

April 23, 2017

Jack and Brian Coll are taking pre-orders for their next book on the history of the Conshohockens. Their latest book, Conshohocken & West Conshohocken – People, Places and Stores, is a two volume hardback set with over 1,000 pages and 1,600 photographs. Topics include corner stores, industry, trolley’s, houses, schools, residents, celebrations, police, Irish, military, black history, urban renewal, music […]

Video from the 1996 District 1 Class 4A Football Championship Between Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Downingtown

March 26, 2017

Back in 1996, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School faced Downingtown in the District 1 Class 4A Football Championship. The Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials lost the game 39 to 36 and Downingtown would go on to win the state title. The mid-1990’s were a golden age for Colonial football. The Colonials played in three District 1 Class 4A Championships in three consecutive years […]

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Back in ’82 at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

March 9, 2017

Uncle Rico likes to we reminisce about his glory days back in ’82 (he could throw a pigskin a quarter mile.), so we dug up this video photo album showcasing Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Class of 1982. This video was made for the 30 year class reunion, so if you went, you have probably seen this before.

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Video of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Football Game from 1981

March 8, 2017

Anyone know anyone who played football for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School back in 1981? Below is video from a game:

Chris Jericho vs. Sabu in Plymouth Meeting in 1996

February 27, 2017

Plymouth Meeting use to be a regular stop for professional wrestling back in at least the mid-1990’s. Sometimes when doing the Tweets of the Week, we will see Tweets mentioning “On this day in Plymouth Meeting” that refer to matches that occurred in Plymouth Meeting. We saw this today on It is a match from August of 1996 between […]

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Conshohocken History Slide Show with Jack Coll on February 21st

February 20, 2017

The Junior Women’s Club of Conshohocken presents Conshohocken History slideshow with Jack Coll on Tuesday, February 21st at Jillian’s Cafe within the Conshohocken United Methodist Church. Coll has written several books on the history of Conshohocken, is the owner of Coll’s Custom Framing and is one of the publishers of The event benefits the Colonial Neighborhood Council, which operates […]

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When Conshohocken Was a College Town

February 19, 2017

For a few years, Conshohocken was the home of Montgomery County Community College, which eventually moved to its current home in Blue Bell. While this documentary focuses on the college, there is a lot about the former Conshohocken High School, which served as the college’s first home, and Conshohocken as a whole. The first 15 minutes is mostly about how […]

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The Death and Rebirth of the Schuylkill River Event on January 20th

January 17, 2017

Schuylkill River Town Program is holding “The Death and Rebirth of the Schuylkill River” on Friday, January 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Centre Theater in Norristown. The night starts off with tastings from from Norristown’s Five Saints Distillery and Conshohocken’s Conshohocken Brewing Company. The program will focus on the Schuylkill River’s role as the lifeblood of […]

Time Machine – Video of the Budweiser Clydesdales in West Conshohocken

December 10, 2016

Budweiser’s Clydesdales made an appearance on Front Street in West Conshohocken a year ago today to make beer deliveries to Baggtaway, Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon, and help West Conshohocken light its Christmas tree. Here are some videos from their appearance:   Photo: Header photo from Denise Painter

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Go See Mrs. Galie – Stories from the Conshohocken Historical Society – Series 2016, Volume 3

October 17, 2016

Below is an article provided to by the Conshohocken Historical Society. Enjoy. This is one of the more amusing stories I have heard during my time with the Conshohocken Historical Society. I think those of you who attended Catholic Grade School (especially the guys) will also find this story amusing. First a little background.Attending Catholic grade school was always […]