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Legacy of WG

  • CA BWGPL WEG-SBo-PH26716
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  • 2006-12-02

Description : The reprint of the magnificent 2-volume local history book, Governor Simcoe Slept Here: The Legacy of West Gwillimbury is now available. Those who wish to mail out a copy as a Christmas gift should call Bill Marks or George Jackson.

WEGWHIST Team

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Group which wrote the book "Governor Simcoe Slept Here: The Legacy of West Gwillimbury." This project was given the acronym "WEGWHIST." Back Row, from left: Donna Saunders, Franz Aschwanden, Bill Marks, John Fennell, Bob Sturgeon, Del Crake, Auke ...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Four Corners in Bradford

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Looking north west in Bradford at the intersection of Holland Street and Yonge Street. This is the northwest corner of the main intersection in Bradford. This building was first known as the Innis House. In 1906, it was called the Central Hotel, a...

George Jackson

Hi-ho Silver away

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26904
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  • 1976

"Bradford Mayor Joe Magani makes a valiant effort to mount his donkey during one of the most hilarious events staged during the five-day Salad Festival. The donkey baseball game drew large crowds as the Lions battled the Bradford Rotary. The event...

Bradford Witness

Heavy rains deluge homes with mud

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26919
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  • 1976

"Friday night's torrential downpour created some problems for homeowners on Britannia Ave. Mud and debris, swept along by water, plugged the catch basins behind the homes of Richard McIndless and John Maddox and overflowed into their backyards. S...

Bradford Witness

Studied mining, now running store

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  • 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

Heritage display

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  • 1976

"Marta Ozals, a student in John Gabel's class at Earl Rowe Public School, was hard at work last week on her poster for the Kinsmen's Heritage Day celebrations this weekend. The posters will be judged Saturday and will be on display Sunday at the h...

Bradford Witness

James Bateman Graduate

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26945
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  • 1976

"James Reginald Bateman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gordon Bateman of Bradford, received his Master of Business Administration degree from York University in Toronto in early November. He is now employed by IBM in Toronto."

Bradford Witness

People are her main concern

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26936
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  • 1976-10-13

"Mrs. Rose McEvoy, owner and manager of Bradford's Queen's Hotel, is generous - from her whole heart. She is an outgoing, amiable person with a great feel for the needs of people. Mrs. McEvoy has been in the hotel business since 1940s. Her late hu...

Bradford Witness

A warm smile welcomes you

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26941
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  • 1976-12-15

"Persons dropping in at the new West End Fashions store in the Anzil Plaza will have a warm smile and a cup of coffee waiting for them from Bette Hare. Mrs. Hare opened the store primarily to meet people. "I love meeting people," she said, "and yo...

Bradford Witness

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