Nine decades of life on Silver Birch

Bob Fraser has many remembrance days, some welcome, some not. At 91, Fraser is best known for his paintings – bright scenes of life in the Beach and along the boardwalk. But in the spring of 1944, Fraser was far from the Beach and his lifelong home on Silver Birch Avenue. He was a 20-year-old […]

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 23, 2014

Malvern war memorial vulnerable without protection I am a Malvern alumnus. The statue has been the target of vandals for over 45 years. The solution is to move it inside. If and when the vandals are caught and convicted, the next part of the solution is to sue the family for damages. The family will […]

Malvern’s ‘Big Book’ remembers school’s vets

Malvern’s Second World War memorial isn’t a statue, it’s a pair of books. “Adams, D.” It’s the first name you encounter on opening the ‘Big Book’ and it’s just about the only thing you will learn about him, if you are lucky enough to see it in the archives of the Malvern Red & Black […]

Vet shares history with local youth

“There aren’t too many of us around,” said 88-year-old Second World War veteran Joe Gagne when asked about his visits to local schools. “I used to go with other guys, but they’re gone.” Gagne is indeed one of the few Second World War veterans who are still active in their community and participates in Royal […]