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Audio: Cornwall War Memorial
Audio: Cornwall War Memorial
The Cornwall War Memorial, the German Howitzer as remembered by Lawson Drake
Audio: Fox Farming
Audio: Fox Farming
Stories of fox farming in Cornwall, as told by Lawson Drake
Audio: Luther Horne
Audio: Luther Horne
As told by Dr. Lawson Drake - How Charles McArthur, Dan McArthur, Luther Horne and Vernon Drake went about joining the Second World War. (To learn more about Vernon Drake's military career, please consult 'Sea Over Bow' a book written by Dr. Lawson Drake)
Audio: North River Bridge
Audio: North River Bridge
This memory of the old steel bridge at North River was told by Reta Beer
Audio: Protestant/Catholic Relations
Audio: Protestant/Catholic Relations
Cornwall was very fortunate to have understanding and accepting residents. Despite the rocky relationships between Protestants and Catholics many other communities endured in earlier years, the residents of Cornwall were very accepting of each other and never failed to help their neighbours. This wonderful story was told by Lawson Drake
Audio: The Cornwall Mill
Audio: The Cornwall Mill
This story of the mill in Cornwall was told by Johnny Sanderson and his wife, Marie
Audio: The Indoor Rink
Audio: The Indoor Rink
Originally from Kingston, Reta Beer moved to Clyde River then to Cornwall about sixty years ago. Reta is in her mid 90's. In this audio clips she speakes about the indoor rink that once stood in Cornwall. The indoor rink was pretty much falling apart by the beginning of WWII.
Audio: The Mail Process
Audio: The Mail Process
The process of mail delivery in Cornwall as told by Lawson Drake
Audio: The first airplane to P.E.I.
Audio: The first airplane to P.E.I.
The first airplane to cross Prince Edward Island as remembered by Cornwall resident Herbert Scott. Herbert is in his mid 90s. The interview was conducted by Jaemi James-Grant
Beechwood Gardens
Beechwood Gardens
Beechwood gardens and MacMillan homestead in the background. The Gardens were located on the Ferry Road
Beechwood Gardens
Beechwood Gardens
The Beechwood Gardens was a project of Mrs. Gordon MacMillan. She had a great passion for gardening. Her gardens were located on the MacMillan homestead on the Ferry Road. Activities and events often took place at the Gardens, and members of the Women's Institute were frequent visitors.
Bonnie Brae
Bonnie Brae
This is photo of the Bonnie Brae Restaurant when it was newly established. The Bonnie Brae was a very popular restaurant in Cornwall for decades. It was built and operated by Alex and Audrey MacPhee. The couple opened the restaurant in 1969 and sold it in 1977. The restaurant has changed owners over the years. It is current Sam's Restaurant.

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