We’ve added some fun photos of the 1967 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Peter H. Gantz. These were taken on West Broad Street across from the Old School Baptist Church – which appears very much the same as today.
The photos show parade floats, Hopewell Fire Department trucks, Hopewell American Legion Post 339 marching with its giant flag, Bucks County bagpipers, and Boy Scouts.
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And there are views across the street to the Baptist Church cemetery, east up Broad Street towards Greenwood Avenue, and west down Broad Street past Mercer Street.
But most intriguing is the view west towards Mercer Street. You can see the sign in front of Hopewell House on the corner next to the Baptist Church: “Hopewell House / Tavern, Package Goods, Food, Lunch.”
UPDATE: Beyond, on the west corner of Mercer Street, is a sign for Arctic ice cream from Trenton. This was placed at the corner (by the underpass for the stream) for the Eagle Bakery, which was in the building just up Mercer (below).
And here is a photo from the 1950s of what is now the pizza shop on Mercer (2-6 Mercer), which was the Eagle Bakery (with a bit of a bakery sign).
Are there clearer pictures of these buildings? This is the only image of the “Arctic” sign that we have.
More on Memorial Day Activities
Posts on Memorial Day parades and activities
See also Town Events and Veterans Organizations
Memorial Day Parades
- Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992
- Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990
- Hopewell Memorial Day Parades – 1960s & 70s
- Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery
- Memorial Day Snapshots – Behind the Scenes – 1960s and 2005
- Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950
- Hopewell Parade Videos 1946 – 1948 – Memorial Day & 1948 Firemen’s videos
Memorial Day and Related History
- Memorial Day – Hopewell’s First Fatality in WW II (1943)
- V-J Day in Hopewell (1945), as reported in the Hopewell News
- 1940s Hopewell Videos – Hopewell Honor Roll
Memorial Day Observances
- Hopewell Memorial Day Weekend Parades and Veterans Services 2023
- Memorial Day Weekend Veterans Services 2022