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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

  • CA BWGPL WEG-SBo-OS8325
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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

Thank you to the community, from the WEGWHIST team...

  • CA BWGPL WEG-SBo-PH26706
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  • 2005

Description : The response to our book, Governor Simcoe Slept Here, has been overwhelming. It was never expected that our print run of 1,000 copies would be so well received. While there are still copies available, they are getting few in number. ...

George Jackson

Four Corners in Bradford

  • CA BWGPL LHC-BraPh-Store-PH11508
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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

Jean Sawyer Graduate

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26923
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  • 1976

"Jean Sawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Girvan Sawyer of Gilford, recently graduated from a bachelor of applied science degree from the college of family and the college of family and consumer studies at the University of Guelph."

Bradford Witness

Old-style horse racing tonight

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26895
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  • 1976-03-24

"Tonight at Barrie Raceway, old style horse racing will be featured, as six high-wheeled sulkies will take part in a special race. The sulkies, imported from the United States, will be used by horses and drivers usually competing at the raceway. ...

Bradford Witness

Studied mining, now running store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26886
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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

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