11 June 2008
Birthday of a Municipal Armoury
A couple of days ago James Neeley at The Peterborough Examiner published an interesting piece on the centenary of Peterborough, Ontario's municipal armoury. Constructed in 1908 as part of an armoury building boom in the years before the First World War, the armoury has been the home for thousands of militia soldiers over the decades. Perhaps as many as sixteen units have been housed in the building during the past century as it has played - and continues to play - its role in training soldiers and contributing to Canadian military history.