Posts Tagged ‘cenotaph’

  • Lest we forget

    Nov 12, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Cadets stand vigil at the Chatham cenotaph on Nov. 11. This year’s Remembrance Day Service held by the Downtown Chatham cenotaph may have been the snowiest in recent years, but that did not stop citizens from honouring and showing respect to...

  • November vigil set to return

    Oct 29, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The call is out for volunteers to stand vigil around the Chatham cenotaph. For the third straight year, the Christ Church community is organizing the vigil in advance of the Nov. 11 ceremony at the site on King Street. It began in 2017 as a commemoration to...

  • Assault at the cenotaph

    Nov 12, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent police have turned to the public for more information regarding a disturbance Saturday night near the cenotaph in Chatham. About 9 p.m. during the cenotaph vigil, a 66-year-old Dover Township man was standing at the monument holding vigil when he...

  • Cenotaph vigil returns

    Oct 17, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Christ Church Chatham is again asking for support in standing vigil at the Chatham cenotaph. In honour of the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, Christ Church is calling on service groups, churches, businesses and individuals to stand vigil...

  • Signs we won’t forget

    Nov 15, 17 • 0 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature StoryNo Comments

    It’s heartening to see the crowd at the Remembrance Day crowds at the cenotaph in downtown Chatham growing seemingly every year. After all, when you think about the conditions so many of our fighting men and women endured over the years, a little cold...

  • Committee wants cenotaph cleaned

    May 25, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent’s heritage committee has no problem with Chatham’s cenotaph and the iconic “Johnny Canuck” statue atop the monument getting a good cleaning. At the May 18 committee meeting, members heard from local historian Jerry Hind and C-K manager of...

  • Cenotaph work back before committee

    May 11, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    The question of the scope and method of restoration and maintenance to the Chatham Cenotaph will be going back before the Municipal Heritage Committee. Committee chair John Taylor said additional information on the subject has come to light since the group...

  • Don’t Touch Tommy!

    May 4, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News2 Comments

    Confusion over whether the British “Tommy” atop the Chatham Cenotaph should be cleaned has a Chatham historian and cenotaph expert concerned the municipality may be ignoring the advice of experts. Jerry Hind said a proposal sent to the municipal heritage...

  • Feds have money to upgrade Cenotaph

    Nov 18, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The federal government is urging Chatham-Kent to seek up to $25,000 in funding to correct a decades-old spelling mistake on the Chatham Cenotaph. Readers of the Chatham Voice noticed the word remembrance spelled incorrectly after a photograph appeared in the...

  • Cenotaph’s declining years

    Nov 18, 15 • 0 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

       Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the history of the Chatham Cenotaph by Jerry Hind: The third part will follow next week. Chatham and the County of Kent, along with the rest of post 1918 war Canada were trying to get...