Hopedale Videos on YouTube
The Grafton & Upton Railroad
Sleepy Little Town – Hopedale pictures with Bill Wright’s song
Draper pictures, old and recent, with “A Shell” by Hvbris
A Draper loom at the Slater Mill Museum
Draper looms at the Lowell National Park
A Draper loom returned to working condition in Pennsylvania
Travis-Sawyer fire, Hopedale Street
Flood at Spindleville Pond, 2008
Hopedale Pond and Parklands – slideshow with 57 photos, old and new
Hopedale Pond, January 11, 2009
Blackstone Gorge, August 1, 2009
MS Bike Run, August 2, 2009
Hopedale Pond and Parklands, 2009
Flood – March 30, 2010
Draper Corporation Field Days at Hopedale Town Park
Hopedale Pond – October 2010 – showing fall color around the pond
Hopedale Pond – November 18, 2010 – showing low water level due to problem at the dam
Hopedale in 2010
Hopedale Pond in 2010
Hopedale High School reunion, 1940s classes – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Fishing derby – Nipmuc Rod & Gun Club Thanks to Arnold Nealley.
Hopedale Centennial Parade – Part 1 Part 2 If you’re looking for familiar faces, you’re most likely to find them in the earlier minutes of Part 1 (taken on Mendon Street, a little east of the Hopedale Street intersection), and the end of Part 2, starting at the 19 minute point (taken on Hopedale Street, between Freedom and Chapel). Thanks to Arnold Nealley for this.
Fireman’s Muster – Part of the Hopedale Centennial, 1986..
Swimming at Hopedale Pond – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 1 starts with about 17 seconds of rowboat fun, followed by lifesaving lessons. Near the end, a beginners’ class is shown. In part 2, there’s not much swimming shown until about the three minute mark. Part 3 begins with about 3:30 of beginners lessons, and then shows some of the older kids. If you’re from that era (wish I knew the year, but I don’t) you’ll probably recognize a few. From movies by Winogene Noyes.
Tapping maples at Memorial School – Chet Sanborn, teachers and kids.
Wildflowers in Hopedale
School field day at Town Park Probably late 60s or early 70s. Not very clear, but maybe you’ll recognize a few.
Clouds over Hopedale (Both Sides Now)
Fishing derby – Hopedale Pond
Hopedale History Summary – Hopedale in two minutes and thirty-seven seconds. A strange little animated show.
Memorial Day – 2011
Hopedale High graduation – 2011
Hopedale Pond and Parklands – October 2011
G&U Railroad Tie Replacement – May 2012
Memorial Day – 2012
Outdooor fun day at the Bancroft Library – August 2, 2012.
Grading the G&U right-of-way – September 25, 2012
Train arriving in Hopedale on October 11, 2012 And on October 22
Hopedale Pond and Parklands in October 2012
Hopedale in 2012
Abolitionism in Hopedale – 2012 Friends of Adin Ballou lecture.
Memorial Day parade and cemetery ceremonies.
Hopedale High graduation, 2013
Hopedale Pond and Parklands photos by Judy Belben (YouTube slideshow) Another slide show with more of Judy’s pond and Parklands photos.
Hopedale Pond and Parklands, 2013
Tapping maples by the Community House, 2014
Hopedale High graduation, 2014 – stills and video
Memorial Day, 2015 Memorial Day comments by Tom Wesley
Hopedale High graduation, 2015
Hopedale High graduation, 2020