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 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   

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