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Barron's Hardware sold after 45 years

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26808
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  • 1977-02-09

"Norm Barron, owner of Barron's Dominion Hardware, has retired after 32 years in the hardware business. The store was founded by Norm's father Harry Barron in 1932 in a location now occupied by John Gaus Interiors and N.S. Smith Real Estate. The e...

George Jackson

C. Goode - Grain Merchant

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  • 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

C. Goode Grain Elevators

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  • 1906-05-31

Article from the May 31, 1906 - special edition of the Bradford Witness and South Simcoe News featuring local businesses and members of the community. This article provides a history of the grain elevator business previously on the site of the cur...

Bradford Witness

D.F. Porter advertisement

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  • 1909-03-11

Ad for D.F. Porter, merchant tailor of Bradford in 1909.

Bradford Witness

Dimock's Garage flashback

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  • 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...

Bradford Witness

Drug Store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26748
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  • 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

George Ogilvie ad

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  • 1909-03-11

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

Bradford Witness

Ready To Greet Patrons

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  • 1974-07-24

"Liquor store manager Clare Sullivan (left) stands with cashier Herb Taylor at the opening of the new Liquor Control Board outlet on Holland St. W. The store had six customers in the first 15 minutes of business, according to Sullivan, who also sa...

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