Anderson Crescent,named for James Alexander Anderson.
Jim Anderson generated a lot of media coverage when he climbed onto the roof of the county courthouse to protest what he believed was a threat to the local archives. Stratford-Perth Archives
James Alexander Anderson
Jim Anderson, archivist Stratford-Perth Archives
Jim Anderson at work Stratford-Perth Archives
James Anderson drawing
James Anderson's 1967 drawing of a stagecoach arriving at the Fryfogel Inn, which still stands east of Shakespeare on Highway 7 & 8. Describing his drawing as an artistic conception, Anderson said it shows the 1840s building in its original setting beside Tavern Brook and fronted by corduroy on the Huron Road.
In the 1960s photograph that appears in the lower corner, Anderson is admiring a 19th century mural of Niagara Falls on a wall in the Fryfogel Inn.
Source: Stratford-Perth Archives
R. J. Anderson. Photo: Timothy Jacobs
R. J. Anderson, writer
DR note: DOES THIS PERSON live on ANDERSON CRESCENT ????
R. J. (Rebecca) Anderson is the author of several acclaimed books, including the teen thriller Ultraviolet, which was shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award, and the United Kingdom bestselling Knife series for middle-grade readers.
Her love for the Golden Age detective novels of Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham, along with a lifelong delight in fantasy and adventure stories, inspired her to write A Pocket Full of Murder and its companion, A Little Taste of Poison.
Anderson was born to missionary parents in Uganda, grew up in various parts of Ontario, and in addition to being a popular Canadian writer, has become a bestselling author in England, to her great surprise and delight. Having endured years of bullying in primary school, she loves to encourage creative young minds and inspire readers to think deeply about prejudice and discrimination.
Although she writes fantasy, her stories are grounded in real-world history, folklore and science, and many of her books feature distinctly Canadian characters and settings. Ultraviolet is set in Sudbury; its companion novel Quicksilver in Kitchener-Waterloo; and A Pocket Full of Murder and its sequel A Little Taste of Poison in an alternate-universe version of Toronto during the Great Depression.
Her books touch on serious discussion topics such as prejudice and discrimination (Pocket), disability (Knife), mental illness and neurodivergence (Ultraviolet), and Quicksilver has been widely praised for its frank but sensitive portrayal of asexuality.
Her latest release is the Flight and Flame Trilogy, beginning with the U.S. editions of Swift and Nomad (formerly published only in the UK) and wrapping up with a new third book, Torch (released February 2021).