August 11th, 2018 by

Honouring Marmora area miners

Historical photo of miners in the Marmora area (Photo: Submitted)

Next week the Hastings County Historical Society is unveiling its seventh and final plaque for the summer.

This final bronze historical plaque celebrates Marmora as Ontario’s first Irontown, and the hard work of the many miners who worked throughout the mineral rich area of Hastings County.

Society President Richard Hughes says many of the miners came from England where they had worked underground.

Hughes tells Quinte News, “They headed into the bush of the county and dug into the rock without safety equipment.”

Hughes says the Society wants to inform the public about how the hamlets and villages of Hastings County came about.

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Hughes says the public is invited to the unveiling which takes place in Marmora’s Memorial Park at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.