History of Bells and of the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower

Colour postcard of Halifax pre-explosion

Halifax looking north, prior to explosion. Sugar Refinery smokestack in background. HMA CR 58-28.1

Black and white image of a large cloud of smoke

Smoke from the explosion. HMA CR 58-28.2

Black and white photograph of smoke above houses

Fire and smoke over Richmond. HMA CR 58-28.3

Black and white photograph of a ruined building

Ruins of Richmond Printing Company. HMA CR 58-28.4

Black and white photograph of a church

Pre-Explosion photograph of Grove Presbyterian Church. HMA CR 58-28.5

Colour image of a church

Pre-Explosion painting of Grove Presbyterian Church. HMA CR 58-28.6

Black and white image of a church

Pre-Explosion photograph of Kaye Street Methodist Church. HMA CR 58.28.7

Colour image of a church

Pre-Explosion painting of Kaye Street Methodist Church. HMA CR 58.28.8

Black and white photograph of ruined church and school.

Ruins of Grove Church and Richmond School. HMA CR 58-28.9

Black and white photograph of a ruined church

Ruins of Grove Manse. HMA CR 58-28.10

Black and white photograph of a ruined church

Ruins of St Joseph’s. HMA CR 58-28.11

Colour image of a church.

Temporary Kaye Grove Church, the “Tarpaper Church.” HMA CR 58-28.12

Colour photograph of the exterior of a church

United Memorial Church. HMA CR 58-28.13

Colour photograph of a church bell.

Bell from the church. HMA CR 58-28.14

Colour photograph of the exterior of a church with the bell carillon covered by tarps.

Bells under tarpaulins. HMA CR 58-28.15

Black and white photograph of a man and woman beside church bell carillon

Mrs. Barbara Thompson (Orr) with the Rt. Hon. Edmund Morris. HMA CR 58-28.16

Black and white photograph of church bell carillon being loaded onto a flatbed truck

Bells being removed to flatbed for transportation. HMA CR 58-28.17

Black and white architectural sketches of a monument

Design of monument. HMA CR 58-28.18

Colour photograph of a woman and two men posing with a shovel at a sod turning ceremony.

Sod Turning Ceremony. Mrs. Barbara Thompson (Orr) with Dr. Ian MacGregor. HMA CR 58-28.19

Colour photograph of a crowd

Spectators at the Sod Turning Ceremony. HMA CR 58-28.20

Colour photograph of a monument

Completed Monument. HMA CR 58-28.21

Colour photograph of a field with houses in the background

The Hydrostone. Original Relief Commission Housing. HMA CR 58-28.22

Colour photograph of a field with hoses and Halifax harbour in the background

Site of the Explosion. HMA CR 58-28.23