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Contains items relating to Agricultural history in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Headings include: 1861 Ag. Report on Census Agricultural Articles and Advertisements Ontario Farmer Articles Market & Price Information Farm Innovation Dairy Farm Names/Information Fences Agriculture - Other

WEGWHIST Collection

Alexander Gibb With His Grandchildren.

Alexander Gibbs with his grandchildren from his first marriage to Janet Bannerman (died 1851).

Top Row, left to right: Ada McDonald, Elwood (Doc) Walker, Ida Walker Hughes, Simon Fraser, Bessie Fraser, George Walker, Christina McDonald, Norman Walker.

Middle Row: Janet Ann McDonald, Alexander Gibb (grandfather), Janet Bannerman (1st wife), Dollena McDonald, Alex Fraser.

Front Row: Bryant Fraser, Ruby Fraser Lloyd.

Connie Hughes


Contains items relating to Architecture. Headings include: Historical Homes and Buildings Housing Outside WG
*Architecture - Other

WEGWHIST Collection

Armson/Wood House

Armson - Wood House on the south half of Lot 5, Concession 7. William Armson came to West Gwillimbury in 1820 and was granted a 200 acre piece of land (Lot 5, Con. 7). The home pictured was built of mud brick by the Armson family. Robert Wood bought it in 1881 and it was still in the Wood family in 2004. This photograph is thought to have been taken around 1890.

Left to Right: Joe Reynolds, Joseph Wood Sr.(Joe's grandfather), Addison with the dog (young child in front), Jean W. (child) with Ada, Robert W. (Joe's father), William Wood (in Mrs. Joseph Wood's arms), Susan Wood (Mrs. Russell Stone), Alex on the horse.

WEGWHIST Collection

Auld Kirk

The front of the Auld Kirk in the Scotch Settlement, built in 1869.

WEGWHIST Collection

Book Assembly

A group photo of the West Gwillimbury History Project (WEGWHIST) group during the assembly of the Governor Simcoe Slept Here: The Legacy of West Gwillimbury book.

WEGWHIST Collection


Contains items based on the churches in the Bradford West Gwillimbury area. Headings include: Auld Kirk Bond Head Churches Bradford Presbyterian Church The Convent Church Photographs Dunkerron United Holy Martyrs of Japan Methodist Churches in BWG Springdale Christian Reform St. Luke's Anglican St. Paul's Anglican Trinity Anglican
*Churches - Other

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Early Settlers

Contains items relating to the Early Settlement of Bradford and West Gwillimbury. Headings include: Early Settlers General 1 of 3 Early Settlers General 2 of 3 Early Settlers General 3 of 3 Early Maps of Township
*East Gwillimbury & King Township

WEGWHIST Collection

Ferguson Hirons House

  • CA BWGPL OS9994

If you have any additional information about this photo please contact the library at 905-775-3328.

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First Nations

Contains items relating to the First Nations people in the Bradford and West Gwillimbury area. Headings include:
*First Nations - General

WEGWHIST Collection

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