The South Dumfries Historical Society is proud to honour the service and sacrifice of our citizens who served in the military.
In our on-going mission to preserve our community’s history, we are working to restore the St.George Cenotaph which is located in Memorial Park at the Corner of Main and Beverly Streets in St.George.
Oldest Cenotaph Memorial to the Great War in the Brant – Brantford area
Dedicated on the 1st of August 1926. It is only predated as a memorial for the soldiers of the Great War by the St.George Memorial Hall which was dedicated in August of 1925.
These where followed by the Paris Cenotaph in 1929 and the Brant County War Memorial in 1933.
The 86 years since the St.George Cenotaph was erected have taken their toll on its cement base which is above the ground about 6 inches.
Our restoration project will involve a heavy duty concrete base at ground level topped with a new granite base and then the monument reinstalled. This process will protect the new concrete base.
The existing sidewalk is to be replaced with a stamped concrete walkway as well as the monument and the bronze plaques on the monuments face will be recondition.
Contributions to the Society for this project will be earmarked for the support of the Cenotaph Restoration project, and used as required.
Thank you for your interest our community’s history.
Cliff. Jones Dave Thomson
President, S.D.H.S. & Cenotaph Project Chair
***Please make cheques payable to: South Dumfries Historical Society***
36 Main Street South, P.O. 472
St. George, Ont. N0E 1N0
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