Nat King Cole sings A Bicycle Built for Two

Here is Nat King Cole singing On a Bicycle Built for Two.  We would love to have a tandem bicycle for the Imagine Antigonish collection.

Meanwhile, here is Hughie Chisholm on his bicycle  in the 1950s.  It looks like a state-of-the art bicycle with hand brakes rather than pedal brakes.  Was there a day when there were more bicycles than cars on Main Street? Can anyone identify the make of bicycle?  This photo would be worth restoring, if only to get a fix on the exact location, by sharpening the background of homes and Cathedral.   The Whidden store is a strong clue.  Any other clues would be very welcome.




Hughie Chisholm 1950s Main st

Hughie Chisholm, Main Street,  1950s. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum


Posted in Conditions for Community Health, Infrastructure, Housing &Transport, Recreation and Sports.


  1. This is my grandfather. This picture is taken right in front of where the Post office is now on Main street. You can see St. Ninian Street / Church in the background.

  2. Martina Hatchette responded to this photo on Old Photos of Antigonish FB.

    ” I remember skating on the outdoor rink located behind Albert Whiddens the mid 40’s..this pic shows the exact location of the old rink.”

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