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Ready To Greet Patrons

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 74/75-PH27046
  • Stuk
  • 1974-07-24

"Liquor store manager Clare Sullivan (left) stands with cashier Herb Taylor at the opening of the new Liquor Control Board outlet on Holland St. W. The store had six customers in the first 15 minutes of business, according to Sullivan, who also sa...

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Studied mining, now running store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26886
  • Stuk
  • 1976-01-28

"Gordon Compton, who owns the Bradford IGA, was born in London, Ontario, where his father ran the local A and P store. Gord's family moved around quite a bit from the time he was born in 1933, until they settled in Bradford. His father owned the o...

Bradford Witness

Drug Store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26748
  • Stuk
  • 1925

"This week's historical photo was submitted by Lew Campbell of RR 2, Bradford, whose father, W.L. Campbell (behind the counter) operated the drug store on Holland Street now occupied Ritchie's Variety Store. Fred C. Cook, standing in front of the ...

Lew Campbell

Dimock's Garage flashback

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26783
  • Stuk
  • 1931

Dimock's Garage was an important business in Bradford in the early 1930's when this photo was taken. Harold Iceton, who submitted the photo writes: "Mrs. Al Dimock, affectionately known as Minnie to her many friends (gave me this photo). The photo...

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Barron's Hardware sold after 45 years

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26808
  • Stuk
  • 1977-02-09

"Norm Barron, owner of Barron's Dominion Hardware, has retired after 32 years in the hardware business. The store was founded by Norm's father Harry Barron in 1932 in a location now occupied by John Gaus Interiors and N.S. Smith Real Estate. The e...

George Jackson

Forty years ago today in the Witness

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26810
  • Stuk
  • 1977-03-09

"Chicken thieves got away with between 39 and 40 fowl from the barn of Thomas Stewart, 10th line, West Gwillimbury. The pilferers had evidently used a car or light truck in their night prowling, as the marks of tires were plainly visible on the si...

George Jackson

The young don't trust business

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26847
  • Stuk
  • 197-05-11

"At the first conference of employees in the Consumer and Commercial Relations Ministry, the Honourable Sidney Handleman presented a survey of consumer attitudes taken in North Bay recently. Aside from revealing that the vast majority of consumer ...

Bradford Witness

Notice Re Bradford Bakery

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Arti-2016-09-22-03
  • Stuk
  • 1940-01-31

"In order to wind up the estate of the late F.W. ("Bud") Stephenson, it is important and necessary that all accounts owing to Bradford Bakery be paid at this time. Will all persons who owe an account to Bradford Bakery please arrange the same with...

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Cut-Over to Dials Sunday for Modern 'Phone Service

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Arti-2017-03-19-12
  • Stuk
  • 1957-07-03

"Bradford 'Phone Users Can Play Important Part in Changeover Bradford telephone users can play an important part this weekend in ensuring that the change to dial service is completed smoothly. C.E. Blosdale, Bell Telephone manager for this commun...

Bradford Witness

C. Goode Grain Elevators

  • CA BWGPL LHC-BraPh-BW1906-2016-09-29-01
  • Stuk
  • 1906-05-31

Article from the May 31, 1906 - special edition of the Bradford Witness and South Simcoe News featuring local businesses and members of the community. This article provides a history of the grain elevator business previously on the site of the cur...

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