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Crake, Richard Holland obituary

  • CA BWGPL VS-1900-PH14850
  • Stuk
  • 1936-12-30

Event Date : Sunday, December 27, 1936 Event Type : Death Description : One of Bradford's oldest businessmen, Mr. Crake died in Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, at the age of 79. He was the first Chevrolet dealer in the area. Funeral service at his l...

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George Ogilvie ad

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  • Stuk
  • 1909-03-11

Advertisement of George Ogilvie, tailor, on Holland Street West.

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Dimock's Garage flashback

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  • 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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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...

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Drug Store

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  • 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

C. Goode - Grain Merchant

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  • Stuk
  • 1906-05-31

Article describing the business and life of Mr. C. Goode, grain merchant and owner of the Goode Elevators. Article from 1906.

Edmund Garrett

Looking Back Over the Century - Fire of 1871 and Holland Street

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  • Stuk
  • 1967-05-31

The Bradford Witness decided to release a series of articles from local townspeople on the history of certain events in Bradford and West Gwillimbury's time. This week, the Fire of May 25, 1871, and the businesses which rebuilt on Holland Street a...

Dorothy Cilipka

Wife and Husband in Double Tragedy

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  • Stuk
  • 1940-01-24

"Mystery, beyond the understanding of the closest friends of the family, surrounds the horrifying tragedy of the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. ("Bud") Stephenson in their home above the Bradford Bakery, in which business the former was a partner, so...

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Stage Armed Hold-Up at Model Bakery

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  • Stuk
  • 1946-09-11

"Clerk Forced at Gun-Point to Open Cash Register -- Street Row Distracts Attention of Passerby." Article describing a robbery at the Model Bakery on Holland Street.

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T. Kilkenny & Sons Advertisement

  • CA BWGPL WEG-WWW-OS9393
  • Stuk
  • 1882

Copy of an ad in the Bradford Witness for T. Kilkenny and Sons that appeared in November of 1882.

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