The Waverly Curling Club were the winners of the Burden Trophy in 1930 (Ontario Tankard competition). From left to right, standing: Titford, W. J.; Spragge, J. W.; Guillet, Edwin; Burn, David H.; Seated: Spragge, A. D.; Potts, W. G.; O'Connor, Larry V.; Booth, Maurice.
Waverly Curling Club of Cobourg 1930 Details
The Curling Bonspiel was held in the Arena, as Cobourg did not have a regular curling club during this time period. Back row left to right:
Harry Lucas, Jack Harrison, Jack Mitchell, Cec Wilson, ?, George Mitchell Sr., ?, George Mitchell Jr.
Left is one of the Fishers, and the man in the middle in white is Dr. Higgins from New York State.
The sport of curling in Cobourg pre-dates 1859 when an ad appeared in the local paper regarding a meeting for the purpose of re-establishing the Cobourg Curling Club. In the 1860s there were two rinks operating on the Factory Creek pond and a total of seven rinks in Cobourg overall. The first covered rink was on James Street but it burned in 1880. There as another one south of the jail, one on University West, King Street West and then Queen Street where it became the Waverly Curling Club of Cobourg. This closed during the Second World War but reopened in 1952. In 1960 a new rink was built at Division and Elgin Streets and the name changed to the Cobourg Golf and Curling Club. Then in the early 1970s they joined with the Port Hope club and became what is now the Dalewood Golf and Curling Club on Dale Road.
Cobourg Curlers playing on a creek 1896 Details
L to R: Percy Climo, Douglas Walden. "Mud Lake" is what is now Sinclair Street Park.
Hockey game at Mud Lake 1922 Details
Hockey players shown from Left to Right: Ernie Guttteridge; Douglas Walden; Carl Kimmel.
Ladies' Hockey Match: Victoria College vs. University College University of Toronto
Lake Ontario Frozen Over 1920 Details
Skating on the open lake, beyond the icebergs at Burnham Street.
Percy Climo, brother and two friends.