What is the Armistice? For many of us, it means the end of World War I. For many of Cobourg’s citizens and families, it marks an event to remember as the day Cobourg lost a significant amount of young men in that great war. Ten years later, the town’s Old Bailey courthouse would become the scene of a sensational trial that has been called “the Last Battle of the Great War.”
The Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre is housed in one long stone building, commonly called “the barracks” and an 1870s workman’s cottage. The volunteers that help keep the place running will tell you that they don’t have a lot of space and they like it that way because everywhere you look is part of the story.