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Nov. 14, 2019 | Thursday
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Exploring photos with Jim Smith: The drum corps
The drum corps parades down Regent Street in 1955. (Jim Smith/Special)

When summer came to town so did thousands of soldiers to Camp Niagara. They entertained the townsfolk with pipes and drums during parades as they arrived in town and sometimes they just played for our entertainment. This picture shows one of the parades on Regent Street as the marching band approached Queen in 1955. Mothers were known to keep their daughters home on summer evenings as the soldiers did court young ladies at the dance hall in Simcoe Park. Camp Niagara came to and end in the mid 1960s.