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Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

Following the recent news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives have collected some information to share for those interested in learning more about the Monarchy and historical royal connections to our local community.

Visit the online catalogue to view a list of items available for check out.

Photos

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Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden, visited Bowmanville (then called the Town of Newcastle) on July 12, 1988 to commemorate the re-opening of the Town Hall building. The historic building had undergone extensive renovations and local dignitaries and citizens were excited to welcome a member of the Royal family for a ceremony to celebrate the re-opening.

When you are next walking along Silver Street past Waverley Place and the Museum grounds, take a peek into the gardens to see if you can spot a garden plaque commemorating Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee in 2002.

 

Newspaper Articles

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In May 1939, the Royal Train passed through Bowmanville as part of the cross-country trip of the King and Queen.
 

 

Commemorative Booklets

Below are documents from Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives reporting on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation that give a snapshot into the traditions and life of the Monarchy from 1952/53.

 

Press Release

Mayor Foster issues a statement expressing condolences over the loss of Queen Elizabeth II .
Municipality of Clarington, issued 8 September 2022

The Municipality of Clarington has placed a book of condolence at Town Hall (40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville), Courtice Community Complex and Diane Hamre Recreation Complex for the community to express their sympathy, thoughts and gratitude for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Condolence books will be available until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022.

An online book of condolences for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is also available on the Government of Canada's website.

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