Wednesday, September 20, 2006

HMCS Cornwallis Deep Brook NS Naval Training Base

HMCS Cornwallis Deep Brook NS

This naval base was very important to the economy
of the Digby area, many of our towns people were
employed there including myself at a very young age.
The young kids of Digby took part in the Naval Cadets
and went to the base on a weekly basis to train.
Norm's Son Gilbert Stephen Van Tassel also took
his basic training at Cornwallis when he
enlisted in the Army in 1974.

HMCS Cornwallis.

The quarter guard on parade at the open order march
awaiting inspection. Among them is my brother in
law Robert Kranstz husband of Donna Van Tassel

Weekly Parade at HMCS Cornwallis NS

PMQ in the background have been sold and are presently
occupied by people from the surrounding area who
purchased the homes. I thank Robert for the pictures. Posted by Picasa

Robert Kranstz Husband of Donna Margurette Van Tassel of Digby


Robert Kranstz on one of his many visits back to
Digby in front of the Security office of HMCS Cornwallis.
Robert served in the RCN took his basic training at
Cornwallis and met Donna Van Tassel at that time.
They married and are presently residing in Burlington
Ont with their grown up family and grandchildren.
We thank Robert for the pictures and for looking
after Donna (Aggie) Van Tassel all these years
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pines Hotel Digby NS

The Digby Pines Golf Course.

Digby Pines Hotel
This hotel was built by the Railway years ago and was a great tourist attraction to the Town of Digby. In addition to the Hotel there was the famous Pines Golf Course which is still popular today.

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A thank You to Neil Van Tassel of Digby NS

Neil Van Tassel of Digby NS with his family

I need to thank Neil Van Tassel Son of Joan and Donald Van Tassel of Digby and my cousin Brian Van Tassel son of Ronald Eugene for sending me these pictures. It makes one feel good when you know you can't go and visit but you can go to your blog and visit the Town of Digby via these modern day methods.I can show my grandchildren where I came from and tell many stories of growing up in Digby. So Neil and Brian I thank you for the trip and I will be taking it very often with my kids and friends