Minutes of July 25, 2017





July 25, 2017 Minutes of the TMHC


Our speaker this evening  Mr. Walter Irie, chairman of the Canadian Harvard Association's Recovery Team spoke to us of the evolution, training courses, projects and association with the Canadian Harvard Association of Tillsonburg.

They are currently involved with the retrieval and recovery of wartime Harvard #2963 which crashed into Lake Erie on June 19, 1943 with her pilot Leading Aircraftman W. C Smith - age 17 The group also researches other possible crash sites throughout Canada.   www.chaa-recovery.ca


aircraft recovery


Justin continued with a recent feature of the club namely "What wartime experiences did your relatives have?'

Justin's talk and visual presentation explained the movements, trials and stamina of his grandfather and other members of the Lamp family in Croatia and Austria before they emigrated to Canada in 1953.


Recommended movies and books.

1. Zookeepers Wife - tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.


Movie Trailer

2 Most reviews of the new movie Dunkirk were positive


3. Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" has a new  page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance.


4.  The Guns of Normandy by George Blackburn

In the weeks after D-Day, the level of artillery action in Normandy was unprecedented. In what was a relatively small area, both sides bombarded each other relentlessly for three months, each trying to overwhelm the other by sheer fire power.

blackburn guns


Other books in the series;  Guns of Victory, Where the Hell are the Guns and the Guns of War


Cathy Mott of the Ingersoll and District Historical Society extended an invitation to club members and the general public to attend their upcoming fall meetings at the Ingersoll Legion.

September 19th will be Bryan Smith speaking on Vimy and the memorial and the November 21st meeting will feature a dinner and a talk from Professor Jonathan Vance about WW1.

(there are further details on the Home page)


Les reported that we now have $1340.69 in the bank account.  The executive is investigating the feasibility of purchasing a projector which will be stored at the Legion.


Martin won the 50/50


---------------_____________________________________Robin chaired the meeting.

1.       Xmas dinner for the TMHC will be December 11 at Chrissy‚Äôs Catering on Brock Street.  I will print up some tickets for the next meeting.

2.       2. The Speaker for the November 11 meeting at the Legion will be Rev. Paul Robinson.  Contact me if you wish to purchase a ticket or two at a cost of $15 each.  Our club usually sits together at a table or two in the North West corner if you have a problem finding us.

3.       Robin will be having a store front display on Main Street, Delhi for their local Legion from Nov. 4 to the 10th if you will be in the neighbourhood. 

4.       We require display items for the TMHC at the Mall from Nov 4 to the 10th.  Suggested items could be models, posters, photos, albums, picture books, small inexpensive artefacts.  You would be leaving them at your own risk so consider how precious the item is to you.  We are trying to have a club member at the display but there are occasions when no one will be on duty.  I have a schedule if you find yourself with some free time.

5.       We will also have a small display at the Mormon Church on Saturday Nov 8 to compliment their Family History exhibit and seminars.

6.       We will also have a display at the Station Arts Centre from Nov 4 to the 10th which will mainly deal with local enlistees of WW1 and WW2 as well as acknowledgment of Afghanistan casualties.

7.       Several members spoke to the recent deaths of Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent in apparent terror attacks in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.