July 1, 2022 Celebrations Part 2

100th Anniversary of the Laying of the Newcastle Community Hall Cornerstone Photo Gallery

The July 1 celebrations continued into the afternoon, centred around the Newcastle Community Hall and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Hall’s cornerstone in 1922. Events featured special displays by the NVDHS in the Historical Room and in the Centennial Room of the hall, demonstrations by the Soper Valley Model Railroad Association, a BBQ fundraiser by the Newcastle Lions, period music from the Dave Climenhage Band, cake and refreshments, and speeches from event MC Myno van Dyke and Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

Special guests included four descendants of Newcastle residents who were involved in the creation of the Community Hall in 1922; Brian Jose, grandson of Harry Jose (village councillor), Don Colwill, grandson of Albert Amos (A.A.) Colwill, (former Reeve of Newcastle), Lynda MacGregor, great granddaughter of George Eilbeck, (furniture maker, Board of Education member, municipal tax collector), and Jean Rickard, daughter of Harvey Bonathan (Newcastle Village Clerk for several decades) who celebrates her own 100th birthday next month.