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"Gertie" the librarian retires

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  • 1979-05-30

A newspaper article about the retirement of Librarian, Gertie Melbourne in 1979. "The lady who has been largely responsible for building up tehe Bradford Publlic Libbaray retired last week after 14 years of service..."

Bradford Witness

116 women at annual meeting

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  • 1977-05-25

"Alliston - South Simcoe District Women's Institute held its 75th annual meeting in Alliston last week, with 116 delegates attending from 11 branches. District president Mrs. Paul Tipping of Tottenham and secretary treasurer Mrs. Everett McVety of...

Bradford Witness

1886 Fire

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  • 1886

Newspaper article from 1886 about a fire that destroyed buildings on the town's main thoroughfare and the fire suppression efforts of firefighters and citizens.

Bradford Witness

25 year pins

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  • 1977-12-14

"Several members of the Imperial Order of Daughters of Empire (IODE) received their 25 year pins from regent Mrs. Lylia Culbert. From the left, Mrs. W.G. Bateman, Mrs. N.E. Collings, Mrs. Margaret Fallis, Mrs. Alec Spence, Mrs. Robert Veale, Mrs. ...

George Jackson

4-H winners

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  • 1977-11-30

"Three of top winners at the South Simcoe 4-H banquet in Beeton pose with their awards. Left to right: Marianne Reynolds, high Beeton 4-H member, Carol Rintoul of Tottenham, top novice judge, and outstanding junior member; and John Rutten of Loret...

George Jackson

A Brush With Art

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  • 1974-09-25

"Bruno Cavallo is having a good time in Bradford. At least you'd think he would be, having sold 'about 10' paintings from his showing at the Royal Bank. Mr. Cavallo has also painted five local scenes from around Bradford and the local countryside,...

George Jackson

A grateful town pays tribute to a great lady

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  • 1975-05-07

"Scores of friends, relatives and politicians, undaunted by Sunday's rainy weather, gathered to honor Gwen Kilkenny, Bradford's Citizen of the Year for 1975. During the afternoon, the Community Centre was filled with well wishers who have known Mr...

C.E. Jackson

A large crowd was on hand

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  • 1975-06-25

"A large crowd was on hand for the 15th annual graduation exercises held at Sir William Osler School last Thursday. Thirty seven grade eight students received their graduation diplomas. The graduation diplomas were presented by the principal, Mel ...

Bradford Witness

A long tradition of newspapering

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  • 1975-06-25

"Stewart Scott McKenzie, a man who was a strong and active force in Bradford for more than 35 years as a politician and publisher for the Bradford Witness and South Simcoe News, died last week in York County Hospital in Newmarket, last Thursday fo...

Bradford Witness

A parade

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  • 1977-10-05

"This week's old photo is the first of a series submitted by Dorothy Marks of Bradford, a life-long resident of the town. The photo show the Jack Cook farm implement display in 1911. Many area farmers took part in an annual parade which began at t...

George Jackson

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