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Canada 150 Quilt

  • CA BWGPL 2019-05-30-01
  • Item
  • 2017-04-27

Event Date: May 30th 2019
Event Type: Donation
Municipality: Bradford Ont.

Description: Canada 150 Quilt donated to the BWG Local History Association. Handmade by Nancy Young & Kathy Clarke.

Nancy Young

Match Safe

  • CA BWGPL OS11403

This well preserved match safe, with its Masonic symbols, was moulded in Thomas Nelson's Foundry in Bond Head c. 1870. Marion McKibbon, his granddaughter, presently owns it.

Thomas Kilkenny Furniture

  • CA BWGPL OS10125
  • Item
  • c. 1880

A late Victorian c. 1880 side boar with decorative work, produced in Thomas Kilkenny's Furniture factory. It is owned by his great granddaughter Ruth Booth.

Thomas & Ellen Nelson

  • CA BWGPL OS9756
  • Item
  • 1880

Thomas Alexander Nelson (1861-1898) proprietor of the Nelson Foundry in Bond Head, pictured here with his wife, Ellen Pricella (Brown) Nelson. This sepia coloured studio photo was likely taken in the 1880's when bustles were fashionable.

Marion McKibbon

8th Canadian Field Ambulance Officers and NCOs

  • CA BWGPL OS9855
  • Item
  • November 1918

This image documents the 8th Canadian Field Ambulance at the time of the signing of the armistice ending WWI on November 11, 1918 and can be found in a war photograph album belonging to Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Raymond Selby. The photographs in the album are both original photographs taken by Dr. Selby and copies of official Canadian military photographs. Selby was born in and grew up in the Bradford West Gwillimbury area before moving to Calgary, Alberta. Many of the men pictured were awarded medals in recognition of honour and/or bravery.

Top Row: Sgt. Maguire, Sgt. F. E. Dutton, Cpl. Brewster, Sgt. Munis, Sgt. Davidson, R.S.M. Coward, R.S.M. G. Taylor, Staff-Sgt. Graydon, Sgt. Nash, Cpl. Tillett, Cpl. Guthrie, Sgt. Patience
Middle Row: Capt. R. M. Harvie, Capt. A. S. Lamb, Capt. D.C. Malcolm, Major W. G. Cosbie, Lt-Col. E. R. Selby, Major W. J. MacKensie, Capt. J. F. Sparrow, Capt. Knight, Capt. Christie
Bottom Row: Sgt. H. Hay, Sgt. Montgomery, Cpl. Clements, Sgt. Valiquet, Sgt. Wyers, Sgt. Cowan, Sgt. Coleman, Sgt. Holding, Cpl. Lean

Ernest Raymond Selby, Dr.

Cassells, Mark & Ellen

  • CA BWGPL OS8469

Mark and Ellen Cassells. Mark Cassells was born in Ireland. He immigrated first to New York, then came to Bradford. In 1870, he married Miss Ellen O'Brien, formerly of England. They settled on a farm near Stayner, Ontario. Some years later they moved to Bond Head, and lived where Mr. C. Switzer lived in 1966. Mark Cassells died in Bond Head shortly before 1908 at 66 years of age. He was buried in Bond Head. Mrs. Cassells moved to Toronto and died there at the age of 94. Their children were Francis, Gertrude, Agnes, William, Mark, Joseph, James, Josephine, and Henry. Francis and William both married. Josephine became Sister Mary of St. Paul's, Loretta Abbey, Toronto. Two children remained alive in 1967.

Cerswell Family

  • CA BWGPL OS8685

Mrs. Cerswell and Charlie Cerswell.

Broderick Family

  • CA BWGPL OS8602

From left: John, Willa, Innis, Irma, Bert.

Shearing Sheep

  • CA BWGPL OS8916

Mr. Robert Barker and son Cecil shearing sheep at John Brethet's. Photograph taken by Alice Green.

Alice Green

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