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November 19, 2018

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November Meeting and Lecture

PETERBOROUGH REMEMBERS HER FALLEN:

THE CITIZENS’ WAR MEMORIAL

The Peterborough Historical Society monthly meeting in November marks the centenary of the Armistice ending the First World War in November 1918. The Cenotaph in Confederation Park across from City Hall has an illustrious history: it was designed by the same Canadian sculptor and architect, Walter Seymour Allward, who designed the magnificent Vimy War Memorial near Arras, France. Remembrance Day 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the Citizens' War Memorial: it was first used for the ceremony on 11 November 1928 that marked a decade of peace after the Armistice. Using archival materials and images,Don Willcock, local historian and Past President of the Peterborough Historical Society, will relate the story of Peterborough’s “Citizens’ War Memorial.”


Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m. (accessible, parking, free admission). All welcome.

 

Save the date: Saturday 9 February 2019: Conference on Public Health in Peterborough, past and present, celebrating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Peterborough Board of Health. Co-sponsored by PHS and Peterborough Public Health.

 

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