Ticker Tape Parade – 19??

This blog is a different approach to Henley’s Hamilton. I do not know that date of the collection of photographs chosen, nor do I know the specific reason for the ticker tape parade. It would seem to be a military parade featuring soldiers.  I would also assume that the photos were taken in the aftermath of WW2 – possibly a homecoming event.

Whatever – the pictures are just too good not to share.

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A crowd of mothers, wives, sisters, and/or sweethearts wait for the soldiers to appear.

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Marching along King street, at James.

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Above and below, soldiers in procession along James Street South at the head of Gore Park. Ticker tape and much excitement in the air.

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Anyone able to add any information regarding these images, feel free to post in the comments section.

Photos courtesy PreVIEW, Local History and Archives, Hamilton Public Library

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