Today is Davis Day in Cape Breton. It’s now known as Miners Memorial Day, but growing up we honoured this day and thought about William Davis and all the sacrifices miners and their families suffered over the years as they struggled to live better lives. It was a solemn day. You can read more about it here: Miners Memorial Day: Davis Day | Museum of Industry. Here’s a good piece on how this day is still relevant in places like my home town of Glace Bay.
Over the last while I have been collecting these links regarding Cape Breton history which I thought worthwhile and you may as well:
- Cape Breton and the First World War | Anthony Sumiejski Prisoner of War – that was well done, I thought
- Also well done: History of Coal Mining in Nova Scotia
- This piece, on getting the order is a fine bit of social history that I loved. I wonder if anyone else refers to their groceries this way?
(Image from a link and comes from the Beaton Institute)