Bracebridge restores old plaque honouring two soldiers of the Boer War
A forgotten relic of the town’s history has recently been rediscovered in Bracebridge.
The Town of Bracebridge has refurbished and re-installed a memorial plaque that is connected to the Boer War in South Africa.
Officials say the plaque was rediscovered during maintenance at the Bandshell in Memorial Park.
The old plaque was created in honour of two soldiers, Private James H. Findlay and Private Frederick Wasdell, who both served during the Boer War.
Having originally been attached to the building in 1934, the plaque had become discoloured and was not in an area where it could be seen very well anymore due to the garden.
After town officials cleaned it up, the plaque was attached to a granite marker in a garden near the Bandshell.
Mayor Graydon Smith says he is very pleased that this plaque was found, cleaned up and returned in a place where it will be more openly recognized.
He says the story of these two men is a part of Bracebridge and Canadian history.