Thursday, August 1, 2013

Billy Bishop Home and Museum, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Billy Bishop Home and Museum, 948 3rd Ave. West, Owen Sound, Ontario
Billy Bishop was one of the top fighter aces in World War I. I didn't know he was upper class - his home was a substantial Victorian red brick that had a servant's quarter. There was also an interesting display on black servicemen from the area. Often they couldn't serve in combat because of their race.

 Some of  Bishop's ancestors were United Empire Loyalists and used "Queen Anne's Flag" - this only has the two crosses of England and Scotland, not the three crosses to include Ireland in the modern "Union Jack"


  1. One of my favourite photos in the house is hidden by the lamp under the Queen Anne's flag. Who is she? Great aunt/ grandmother? Do you have her photo?
    When you visit, ask about relatives and house ghosts!

    Fascinating because of staff as well as exhibits.

  2. LGerow - It might be Bishop's grandmother who was of Loyalist background - I can't remember her name - the staff does know.