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York County Hospital Looks for New Name

"York County Hospital is looking for a new name. On February 14th, the hospital is launching a "Cherish the Past, Celebrate the Future" campaign to find a name that better reflects the hospital's evolution into a Regional centre for Cardiac and Perinatal care." ...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Yearbook Collection Index

Contains the exact editions of the Bradford District High School and Holy Trinity High School yearbooks in our catalogue. As well as other miscellaneous school yearbooks.

If you would like to donate any of the missing editions, please contact the Library at

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Workmen's Compensation

Correspondence between the Town of Bradford and The Workmen’s Compensation Board of Ontario, 1930s.

John Harrison

Wood, Mrs. Fred (Eunice)

Full obituary for Mrs. Fred (Catherine Eunice Scanlon) Wood:
"With the passing away at Newmarket Hospital on Friday, February 10, of Catherine Eunice Moore Scanlon, beloved wife of Fred Wood, West Gwillimbury lost one of its most well-known citizens. Mrs. Wood was born and lived all her life on the farm owned by her father, the late Thos. Scanlon, Lot 2, Concession 10, whose father, Mark Scanlon, settled at Scanlon's Creek about the year 1824. Her mother was the late Maria Sloane, whose parents settled on the farm of James Sloane about the same time. The late Mrs. Wood attended school at Mount Pleasant and later attended the High School situated at the northern entrance to the Pine Grove, Bradford. She was an Anglican and during her whole life attended St. Paul's Anglican Church, the church attended by her parents. Having lived her whole life on the same farm, and having a keen mind with vivid recollections of the early settlers, she knew intimately the history of West Gwillimbury and Bradford. Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband; one brother, Allan Scanlon, who wife was a former Bradford girl, Myra Baker; their six sons and one daughter, who attended the funeral. Predeceasing her were Annie (Mrs. Donald McKay); George; Birdie (Mrs. Thos. Wood), and Mark. The funeral was from the family residence to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, part of which was given to the Methodist Church by her grandfather, Mark Scanlon. The pallbearers were six nephews, Lewis Scanlon, Sudbury; Fred Scanlon, Copper Cliff; Douglas Scanlon, Callander; Bert Scanlon, North Bay; Walter Wood, Painesville, Ohio, and gerald Wood, Wyandotte, Mich."

Bradford Witness

Wood, Frank obituary

Event Date : Sunday, August 16, 1903
Event Type : Death

Description : At Port Hope, on Sunday, August 16th, Frank Wood, late Principal of Port Hope Public and Models Schools, in his 57th year.

Bradford Witness

Women's Institute Celebrates 60 years

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Description : Women's Institute Celebrates 60 Years

Bradford Women's Institute celebrated their 60th anniversary July 3 at the Bradford United Church.

Women's Institute members from 11 area branches were on hand to help celebrate the occasion, as well as district heads of the organization.

Special guest speaker was Janet Heplieth, past provincial president of the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, from Springfield, Ontario. She gave an inspiring speech on the opportunities available for members and spoke of the accomplishments of the organization.

She pointed out that the organization tries to deal with current topics. Recent workshops have dealt with such topics as wife battering, acid rain, and nuclear arms.

"We must continue to speak out on current issues. Our role is to investigate and try to understand the problems, because understanding is necessary to build a better world to follow us," said Mrs. Heplieth.

Mrs. Ada Watson, president of the Bradford branch, and Mrs. A.W. Spence, a long time member, participated in the cake cutting ceremony. Entertainment was provided by the Newmarket Scottish Dance Club.

The first meeting the Bradford Women's Institute was held July 2, 1925, and it is the oldest active women's organization in the town. Projects of the branch have included donations to many charities, help for victims of the 1954 Hurricane Hazel, and more recently the donation of a clock to the Lions swimming pool.

Women's Institute celebrates 100th Anniversary

"On September 14th, Simcoe South District Women's Institute celebrated its 100th Anniversary, at an Open House and Tea held in Cookstown.
The district received its charter on May 5th, 1902, in Thornton. At one time, the District had 11 branches, including Beeton, Gilford and Bradford, Now, there are only 6 remaining - Bond Head, Churchill, Cookstown, Fishers Corners, Tec-We-Gwill (Newton Robinson) and Tottenham.
At the Anniversary Open House, there was a focus on past achievements, which have included the establishment of a library in Alliston, installation of traffic lights in Bond Head, and work on health and safety issues - but there was also a focus on the future, and the continuing relevance of W.I.
Member of Parliament Aileen Carroll noted that Women's Institutes were founded in the early years of this century, "to work against the isolation (in rural Ontario), to countermand that isolation by bringing together the women... to build cohesion in the community."
Carroll pointed out that the areas of interest of Women's Institute - education and culture, citizenship, international affairs, industry - coincide with the interests of parliamentary committees, and urged W.I. members to stay involved, and to provide their views and input, to "seize the day, continue with these very important initiatives." "

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Woman Loses Arm in Automobile Accident

"Miss Alida Hill, of 160 Macphedson Ave., Toronto, was critically injured in an auto accident Saturday afternoon when the car in which she was a passenger failed to negotiate the curve at the foot of Holland Landing hill, climbed an embankment and then rolled on the shoulder of the road. The driver of the car, Miss Dora Pepler, 19 Kendall Ave., Toronto, escaped injuries. The injured woman was removed to York County Hospital, Newmarket, where it was found necessary to amputate her right arm. She also suffered from shock. The car is badly wrecked."

Bradford Witness

Wishing Bradford a Happy Birthday

"A Silent Auction, a supper of Penne and Spicy meatballs, with salad and garlic bread, and funnel cakes for dessert - and a hilarious look at Bradford's history, presented by the Bradford District High School Drama Club... The Gwillim Group put together a fundraiser that was filling and fun, last weekend at the high school." ...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Wiring Town Hall

Documents pertaining to supplying the Town Hall (& fire station) with hydro-electric power. Includes a tender from W. J. Dunn, electrical contractor.

John Harrison

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