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LETTER TO THE EDITOR (AUGUST 2017): An inspiration to us all

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on LETTER TO THE EDITOR (AUGUST 2017): An inspiration to us all

Remembering an unsung hero

On behalf of the Richardson family and the Central Technical School community I would like to thank you for the lovely story on Olympian and Jesse Owens U.S. counterpart, Sam Richardson.

It is important to share the stories and experiences of our fellow school alumni and neighbours, as it enriches our lives.

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Tags: Annex · Letters

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): A long history of activism

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): A long history of activism

Grizzle tried to change system from within

By Paul Lawrie

FROM THE ARCHIVES: In honour of Black History Month, we reprint the following article, which was originally published in our February 2003 edition. Stanley G. Grizzle was one of “Blackhurst’s” many early heroes, and we profiled him twice in these pages. He was also featured in a November piece on local war veterans, which is available on our website. Stanley G. Grizzle, who lived to his 98th year, passed away last November, one day after Remembrance Day.

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Tags: General

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

Three Annex veterans recall war service

By Annemarie Brissenden

Georgette Caldwell remembers the exact moment she decided to join the Women’s Royal Naval Service. It came after the first firebombing of London. Walking along the churchyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, “you could smell the wood burning, and the cobblestones underneath my feet were still steaming.”

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Tags: Annex · General · History