Meetings

Based on the advice from the Town of Cobourg and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, face to face meetings at Victoria Hall have been cancelled until further notice. In order to stay connected and to keep you safe during the pandemic, monthly meetings are taking place by Virtual Zoom webinars. You can join by desktop or a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone!

 

Cobourg and District Historical Society Meetings are held every month except May, June, July, August and December.  Meetings are held in the Citizen's Forum in Victoria Hall on the fourth Tuesday in the Month.  Meetings start at 7:30pm but coffee and cookies are available starting at 7:00pm.  Meetings are $5 for non-members and free for members of the society and students. 


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These recordings are a series of interviews conducted by students of Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West as part of the Cobourg and District Historical Society Archives project entitled Cobourg's Veterans, An Oral History. This project is intended to preserve the remembrances of local area veterans and for the benefit of future generations while furthering the education and appreciation for our history. This project was made possible through a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 Listen to interviews below.

Introduction 0:37  
Joyce Adams 44:40 British Army, Nurse Served in WWII
John Aitken 23:21 Royal Canadian Engineer Corps Served in Sinai Desert and Gaza Strip
Rachel Cane 1:09:56 Canadian Forces, Medical Corps Served in Bosnia and Afghanistan
Todd Cane 47:50 Canadian Forces, Infantry Served in Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Afghanistan
Andrew Cook 26:58 Royal Canadian Air Force Served in the Snowbirds and Afghanistan
Bruce Cox 53:56



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British paratrooper Served in WWII

John Douglas 21:03 Royal Canadian Navy Currently in active service
Joseph Fowler 20:31 Canadian Forces, Signal Corps Served in WWII
Frances Gage 33:21 Canadian Forces, Wrens (code breaker) Served in WWII
David Galbraith 34:44 Royal Canadian Navy Served in Korea
Samuel Hearns 12:41 Canadian Forces, Infantry Served in peacekeeping in Cyprus and Viet Nam
Peter Hills 44:55 Canadian Forces, Infantry Served in Korea
Brian Jenkins 32:41 Royal Canadian Navy Served in peacetime
Leonard Jesseman 32:30 Canadian Forces, Signal Corps Served in WWII
James Keeler 43:26 Canadian Forces Artillery Served in Korea
Callum Kyle 25:52 Canadian Forces, Infantry Served in Afghanistan
Ian Kyle 25:32 British Royal Marines and Canadian Forces, Infantry Served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Cyprus
Phyllis Kyle 24:24 Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) Served in WWII
Kenneth Lawrenson 36:12 British National Serviceman, Catering Corps Served in Malaya
James Lightle 32:45 Canadian Forces, Combat Engineer Corps Served in Bosnia and Afghanistan
Rod McNeil 53:35 Canadian Forces, Infantry Served in Afghanistan
Tony Pitts 27:05 Canadian Naval Reserve Served in peacetime
Tom Robins 36:11 Royal Canadian Air Force Served in WWII
Ken Scott 28:41 Royal Canadian Navy Served in North Atlantic, WWII
Arthur Sherwin 22:19



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Royal Canadian Air Force Served in WWII (POW)

Gordon Sherwin 55:48 Royal Canadian Air Force Served in WWII
Philip Ward 35:11 Canadian Armoured Corps Served in Germany and Bosnia
Gerald Wilkes 27:32 Royal Canadian Navy Served in North Atlantic, WWII
Eric Winter 30:49 British Royal Navy Served in WWII
Michael Winter 25:44 Canadian Forces, Artillery Served in peacetime
Ron Woods 22:38 Royal Canadian Air Force Served in WWII