100 Years Ago: Official Opening of Madoc Armoury

The Intelligencer February 6, 1915 (page 7)

“Major-General Hughes and Other Cabinet Ministers to Deliver Addresses. The official opening of Madoc Armouries will be held on Friday, Feb. 12th at 2.30 p.m. by Major General Hughes and officers of the 49th Regiment of Hastings Rifles. Addresses will also be delivered by the Hon. C.J. Doherty, Hon. T.W. Crothers, A. Meighen, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Hon. H. Corby and W.B. Northrup, K.C., M.P. It is not often that Madoc is favored with such an array of public men, and it is to be hoped that the armouries will be crowded to the doors on this occasion.

In the evening a grand military concert will be given in the armouries by the 49th Regimental Band, assisted by Mr. A.M. Chapman, of Belleville, and other artists. As the proceeds of this concert are to be used for patriotic work we trust the public will show their appreciation by a large attendance. Madoc Review”