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November 19, 2018

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

PETERBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETINGS.  The monthly meetings and lectures are on the third Tuesday of the month; September, October, November, January, February, March and May at 7:30 p.m., Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Ashburnham Street.  Note that we are returning to the Lion’s Centre for the 2018-2019 season.  We had planned to use the Peterborough Library but will be unable to do so because of the acoustics problem in the refurbished community room.
 

 

PETERBOROUGH REMEMBERS HER FALLEN:
THE CITIZENS’ WAR MEMORIAL
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m. All welcome
 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



 


 

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