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March 9, 2010

Wolseley Barracks

Filed under: Cityscape,HDR,Scenic — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Wolseley Barracks, London

Wolseley Barracks, London

Built in the 1880s in what was at that time, the outskirts of London, Ontario. Tens of thousands of soldiers received their training here before being sent to engage in the two world wars.

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  1. I’ve been researching the history of the Wolseley Barracks and came across this photo in my search. It is a beautiful image of what is left of the Wolseley Barracks.

    Comment by J Jerome — August 12, 2013 @ 9:52 am

  2. Thanks!! Its an impressive building. I#m sure it has an interesting history.

    Comment by Harold — August 13, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

  3. My Grandfather came to Canada in 1907 as a “Barnardo Boy.” He ran away from his abusive employer in 1914 and ended up in Wolseley Barracks where he joined the Canadian military and served overseas. It is sad to see such an important part of our heritage be demolished. They don’t demolish historical buildings in Europe. Why do they do it here? We have no History.

    Comment by Glenna — December 30, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

  4. Thanks Glenna, it is a shame.

    Comment by Harold — December 30, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

  5. Glenna and Harold; this building is not demolished. It still stands in London today and is a designated National Historic Site of Canada. It is currently home to the reserve force of the Royal Canadian Regiment and the west wing of the building serves as the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, a registered Canadian Forces Museum.

    I do agree that we demolish too many of our buildings, however it’s safe to say that this one isn’t going anywhere (thank goodness!).

    Comment by Sheila — March 24, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

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