Waging war on Signal Hill

Steve Bartlett
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British, French fought in St. John’s 250 years ago

To mark the 250th anniversary of the campaign, Martin says the event will be re-enacted twice during an encampment being held on Signal Hill the weekend of Aug. 10 to 12.

As well, on the actual date, there will be a special performance of “Ghosts of Signal Hill,” a one-person play told through a character based on a soldier who died during the battle.

“We’re going to do up something special for added production value,” Martin says.

Meanwhile, Torbay is marking the anniversary of Amherst’s landing with a year-long celebration called “Torbay 250.”

This summer’s events include July performances by the Signal Hill Tattoo, an Aug. 4 Great Big Sea concert, and an August pageant called “1762: the Taking of Torbay.”



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Organizations: North American, British Navy, Royal Canadian Legion Signal Hill Tattoo Great Big Sea

Geographic location: Signal Hill, Newfoundland, Waging Torbay Fort William Colville Bay Bulls Halifax Petty Harbour Quidi Vidi Lake Narrows North America Paris France Islands of St-Pierre—Miquelon Louisburg Montreal Caribbean North America.Beside

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  • David Green
    July 18, 2012 - 11:56

    Interesting to read that the goal of the French military commanders was to destroy the fishing infrastructure. Were they alive today, I'm sure they would be happy to know the Harper government is continuing to do that for them.