We’re back in spring, 1937 this week, as our look at Cochrane history paints a mental picture of some of the people and happenings in town that year.
Cochrane Public Library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore reads from an ad in the Northland Post.
“Sealed tenders for labour and materials will be received by the undersigned up to June 19th, 1937, for the interior painting of the second floor of the High School. Specifications and other information may be had upon application.”
The “undersigned” mentioned is S.E. Goodfellow, secretary of the Cochrane High School Board.
Proulx-Chedore also offers up a photo of Dr. Charles Peaker. He was set to conduct mid-summer exams of the Toronto Conservatory of Music in Cochrane on July 6th and 7th.
“Dr. Peaker is a prominent teacher of organ and theory,” she reads from the caption, “with high academic degrees from both the University of Toronto and the Royal College of Organists in London, England.”
The write-up goes on to say that at a recent University of Toronto convocation, Peaker was awarded the degree of Music Doctor.
Gems like this are available in the extensive archives at the library.