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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Letter: Old photos are reminder of NOTL’s historic past
Drilling Canadian Expeditionary force soldiers at Niagara Camp and a partial view of the soldiers’ camp. SUPPLIED
Old Fort Niagara-on-the-Lake. SUPPLIED

Dear editor:

Further to the Nov. 2 photo accompanying the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum’s featured Exploring History photo “‘Solid Comfort’ at Niagara Camp,” here are two postcards from May and July 1915 showing the “Old Fort” and “Drilling and a partial camp view of Canadian Expeditionary forces Niagara.”

I am writing from Kelowna, B.C., but my home town was the village of Stamford (now part of Niagara Falls).

I can remember as a young boy riding my bicycle from Stamford down to Queenston and NOTL to explore.

On one occasion I “discovered” the “Old Fort” Mississauga and explored it, I was even able at that time to go inside.

I collect stamps and when I saw these postcards for sale I purchased them.

It is an excellent reminder of how large the First World War training camp was at NOTL.

I previously read about restoration projects for Fort Mississauga and believe that it should be declared a heritage site and that the restoration should be full.

I appreciate reading The Lake Report online every week.

Robert Wallace
Kelowna, B.C.

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