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New Trinity Church building

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  • 1900-12-06

Article on the construction and history of Bradford's Trinity Anglican church. The opening ceremony was held on December 2, 1900.

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The Holland Marsh Story Part Three

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Description : The Holland Marsh Story (Continued from Aug. 3) CHAPTER IX Canning Factories to Help "Some people say we can't bring all the marsh under cultivation for we'll glut the market. At every stage of this project, from its inception to t...

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1934 Brought First Settlement to Holland Marsh

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  • 1965-11-17

"The first year-round residents of the Marsh arrived in the late autumn of 1934 and took up residence in the row of houses shown in the above picture. They were families from Holland and they named their village Ansnorveld. Members of the Christia...

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Unveiling of the Auld Kirk Cemetery Plaque invitation

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  • 1958-08-20

Invitation published in the Bradford Witness on the Auld Kirk Cemetery plaque unveiling. It would take place the following Sunday, August 24th, 1958 at 2:30pm. See Related Description links for a brief history of the Auld Kirk and the Scotch Settl...

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Mail burned in post office blaze

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  • 1981-05-06

Article about the Post Office fire which occurred on April 29, 1981. Photo at the bottom of the article was captioned: "Cleaning Up, I the aftermath of last week's post office fire, postal worker Bill Marks shows a gentleman all that's left of a l...

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Mattress Thrown From Hotel Window Ends Fire

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  • 1957-09-18

"Firemen were called to The Village Inn about 10 a.m. on Sunday when fire was discovered in one of the bedrooms about two hours after the occupant of the room on the previous night had left the building. The mattress on the bed and the bedding, we...

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Tornado - Steve Rushton yard

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  • 1981

Steve Rushton of Bradford stands by the wreckage of his camper-trailer yesterday after it was picked up by a tornado and dumped 75 feet away in a neighbor's yard. Several homes were damaged by the twister but there were no injuries.

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Dr. Barcza's pool and house

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  • 1981

Debris from the tornado that hit Bradford is scattered over back yards in the hard-hit Fletcher St. area. Pictured here is debris pulled out of Dr. Barcza's swimming pool.

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River claims girl, 12

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  • 1974-08-07

"Life ended suddenly on Monday afternoon for a 12-year-old Holland Marsh girl who went swimming in the Holland River. Betty Lowder, R.R.2, Newmarket, was swimming under the bridge at the intersection of No. 3 Concession and the Graham sideroad wit...

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Victim's mother is charged

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  • 1974-08-14

"Charges of neglect have been laid against the mother of the 12-year-old girl who drowned in the Holland River on Monday, August 5, according to the Executive Director of the York Region Children's Aid Society, Donald Van Camp. Eleanor Lowder, mot...

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