Norfolk Remembers

Norfolk County remembers the 249 men and 1 woman who lost their lives during WW1. August 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One

Latest Posts

Memorial Quilt & Book Launch – Nov. 5th

On Sunday, November 5th, the Norfolk Remembers Committee will be launching the newest book in the Letters Home series: Norfolk at Passchendaele 1917. The event will also include the unveiling of two amazing memorial quilts created by the Twilight Quilters’ Guild. Location: NCPL Simcoe Library Branch (46 Colborne St S, Simcoe). Doors open at 1:30pm – ..
Read more

Battlefield Tour – Sept.14-25, 2018

12 Day tour to the Netherlands, Belgium & France.  Norfolk Remembers the Great War: September 14-25, 2018. Join us as we visit the significant sites of WWI in Northern France & Belgium including Vimy Ridge, Beaumont Hamel and Ypres Salient. Follow in the steps of the Canadian forces during WWII, from the landing beaches of Normandy ..
Read more

Book Launch: Norfolk at Hill 70

August 1917 was arguably the darkest month in the long history of Norfolk County. War in Europe had raged for three savage years and communities across Canada had already sacrificed thousands of young soldiers. From Aug. 15 through Aug. 25 of that deadly year, it was Norfolk’s turn to offer up blood and that it ..
Read more

100 Years Ago: Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70, August 15 to 25, is a Canadian success story as important as Vimy Ridge. It took place only a few months after Vimy and days before Passchendaele and yet it is largely forgotten. Following the victory at Vimy the Canadians continued operations in the Arras area to divert attention from ..
Read more