This Day in Guelph History: July 3, 1927

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.


July 3, 1927

Thousands of citizens gathered to see the unveiling of Guelph War Memorial at Trafalgar Park.

Created by Alfred Howell, the design was chosen among 31 entries in a competition held by the War Memorial Association.

The preferred location of the memorial was determined by a municipal plebiscite held in 1922. Exhibition park received the highest votes, followed by Trafalgar Park and St. George’s Square. Despite the vote, Trafalgar Park was selected by the War Memorial Association.

 

Photo: War Memorial Unveiling, 1927 | Details: http://ow.ly/Lb9p3096jKX

Unveiling of Guelph War Memorial in Trafalgar Park

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on July 3, 2017

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