More Fortress Memories

Published February 2, 2022 by A.J.B. Johnston

I think I have finally reached the end of all the Fortress-related photos that have been stored out of sight for decades.

Each of these came as a surprise. Because I don’t recall seeing any of them before.

The first, me on a slightly tipped-back chair, must have been taken for what at the time was to be the upcoming “Two Decades” exhibit in the King’s Bastion. It was to tell the story of the reconstruction and the head of exhibits, Horst Paufler, asked to to represent a generic historian. This isn’t the photo that was used to make a cut-out version of me in the eventual exhibit, but it had to have been taken during the same photo shoot.

The other two photos are of me in a drummer’s costume (of all things) and our family as it was in the summer of 1979 (before Michael was born). The former must have been for some photo shoot; the latter must have been some kind of Volunteer Association event. I know the latter had to be 1979 because Colin (the baby in the photo) was born in April 1979. Cyne, our little red-haired girl, would have been three at the time.

How fortunate we were to have had the Fortress of Louisbourg in our lives for so many years.

(These and any other Fortress-themed photos I have posted lately will all be going to the Beaton Institute.)

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