New Section Added: St. Giles & WW1

St. Giles' War Memorial Cairn in 1957; it sits on the snowy lawn, in a black & white photo from 1957
St. Giles’ War Memorial Cairn in 1957. Photo: Superior Engravers / Local History & Archives, Hamilton Public Library.

The history of beautiful St. Giles church is intertwined with that of World War 1: the church’s first minister and one of its architects served together in the same batallion, and both were at Vimy Ridge. One would return to become an advocate for remembrance; the other died in action.

We created a new section called St. Giles & WW1 to bring all of the information together.

You can read all about it here:

The Friends of St. Giles are also saddened to report that, while the building has been left abandoned, the War Memorial outside the church has been vandalized — but it’s not too late to act, if you’d like to see the War Memorial preserved and protected.

How you can help #SaveStGiles

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