Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Windsor is not the Birthplace of Hockey

On a recent trip through Nova Scotia's bountiful Annapolis Valley, I pulled into Windsor to take a picture of a blatantly misleading mural. On the wall of Dufferin Place (10 Water Street), there is a large "Hockey's Birthplace" sign with a depiction of an old-time hockey player with a W (for Windsor) on his jersey. If you have looked at the cover of Hockey's Home, Martin Jones' National Bestseller, you will find the figure on the Windsor display curiously familiar. Instead of paying direct homage to an early Starr Manufacturing (of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) advertisement (as done by Martin Jones), the Windsor camp has replaced the star symbol of Starr with a Windsor W.  

David Jones Dartmouth History Blog Birthplace of Hockey
Not the Birthplace of Hockey. Photo Credit: David Jones, October 13, 2014.
Cover of Hockey's Home, ft. a Starr Maufacturing hockey advertisement.


  1. I bought the book in 2007... airtight case for Dartmouth as hockey's birthplace...

  2. Martin Jones does make a solid case for Dartmouth or Halifax-Dartmouth.