Marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War the annual Beechwood tour this Sunday includes five stops at the grave-sites of men and women who fought in the trenches in Europe, cared for the injured or guided the country through the difficult war years. The tour will include war-time Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden, nurse Minnie Gallagher and Lt Alexis Helmer, whose death inspired John McCrae’s famous poem, ‘In Flanders Fields.’ Costumed actors will bring these historical figures to life.
The event starts at 2pm. Refreshments will be served after the tour. Enter by Beechwood Avenue entrance. Tour and parking are free. Wear good walking shoes.