Cobourg Newspaper Index
Historical Plaque, Gore's Landing
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Dedication of the Historical Plaque located in Pioneer Park, Gore's Landing. Shown left to right after the ceremony are: Alex Carruthers, MPP for Durham; Rev. Michael Mandick, Minister of the United Church in Gore's Landing; Gordon Carruthers, Reeve of Hamilton Township; Russell Rowe, MPP for Northumberland; Wallace 'Wally' Pratt; Miss Enid Rogers, President of the Northumberland Historical Society; Rev. Lloyd Delaney, Rector of St. Mark's Anglical Church, Midland; Mrs. Norman D. Martin, wife of the rector of St. George's Anglican Church, Gore's Landing; Dr. Norman D. Martin, Rector, St. George's Anglican Church; Leslie Gray, representing the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board and Earl Walkey, former Warden of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham.
Notes
On Sunday, June 23, 1968 this historical plaque commemorating the village of Gore's Landing was unveiled in Pioneer Park, opposite the Anglican Church rectory. It was one of a series of plaques that the Department of Public Records and Archives, acting on the advice of the Archaelogical and Historic Sites Board of Ontario, erected.
Inscriptions
Named after Thomas S. Gore, an Irishman who settled in this vicinity in 1845, the village of Gore's Landing prospered for a time as the terminal point of a plank road constructed from Cobourg to Rice Lake 1847-48. Among the well known residents of Gore's Landing were Archibald Lampman (1860-1899), noted poet; Derwyn T. Owen (1876-1947), Anglican Primate of All Canada from 1934-1947; J.D. Kelly (1862-1958), historical artist; and Gerald S. Hayward (1845-1926), a painter of miniatures who won acclaim in the U.S. and Britain. Hayward contributed to the building of the present St. George's Anglican Church, constructed of stone in 1908 to replace the wooden church erected 1846-48, and is buried in the adjacent cemetery
Date of Original
June 23, 1968
Subject(s)
Local identifier
920-90
Collection
Historical Photographs
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.11682 Longitude: -78.23282
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Historical Plaque, Gore's Landing


Dedication of the Historical Plaque located in Pioneer Park, Gore's Landing. Shown left to right after the ceremony are: Alex Carruthers, MPP for Durham; Rev. Michael Mandick, Minister of the United Church in Gore's Landing; Gordon Carruthers, Reeve of Hamilton Township; Russell Rowe, MPP for Northumberland; Wallace 'Wally' Pratt; Miss Enid Rogers, President of the Northumberland Historical Society; Rev. Lloyd Delaney, Rector of St. Mark's Anglical Church, Midland; Mrs. Norman D. Martin, wife of the rector of St. George's Anglican Church, Gore's Landing; Dr. Norman D. Martin, Rector, St. George's Anglican Church; Leslie Gray, representing the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board and Earl Walkey, former Warden of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham.