"Due to technicalities which prevented certain personnel of the Bradford Public Library Board as originally constituted being members of the board while holding office as members of other local public boards, several names had to be omitted from the board first named come time ago and new ones appointed..."
Telephone operator who saw bandits flee was Wilma Hansford, at left. Next is A.L. Veale, manager; and Phylliss Hunt of staff. Arthur Evans witnessed gunfight and Raymond Thoms, 12, was on street as bandits fled. J. Harvey, right, dodged shots.
Bradford Baseball team 1947-1948. Back Row (l-r): Steve Simone, Art Kneeshaw, Art Evans, Ernie James, Ken Tupling, Leighton Giffen, Ross Clubine, George Carson, Roger Giffen, Joe Magani. Front Row (l-r): Jack Gardner, Bus Carter, Floyd MacDonald, Bob Fallis, Roy Collings, Mac Tobias, Ted Gapp.
"Arthur Evans' 17 years in the Ontario legislature-now coming to an end-were not without disappointments. The position of cabinet minister has always eluded the Simcoe Centre MPP, and he frankly feels it was because he supported the loser in the progressive Conservative leadership race of 1961. "Politics being what it is, I guess I could have been a cabinet minister if I had supported John Roberts. I supported Bob McAuley," Mr. Evans said in an interview. During that critical leadership race, John Robarts approached Mr. Evans for support. "He indicated to me that I would have a chance of getting into the cabinet if I would support him." ..."
"More than 250 well-wishers and dignitaries filled the auditorium of the Bradford and District Community Centre Sunday to honor Tom Gardner, Bradford's Citizen of the Year for 1976. Mr. Gardner, who operated a hardware store in Bradford for 56 years and represented residents on the local school board for 28 years, received gifts from the Chamber of Commerce, Mac Lewis on behalf of the Bradford Lions Club, the province of Ontario, and the congratulations of his friends and neighbors. Mayor Joe Magani paid tribute to Mr. Gardner and his wife Rita for their contribution and presented Mrs. Gardner with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her patience and support. Councillor Bob Sturgeon congratulated Gardner on behalf of West Gwillimbury Township Council, and MPP Art Evans presented the guest of honor with a plaque from the province. On accepting a silver tray engraved with his name and honor from Gerry Barker, representing the Chamber of Commerce, Gardner acknowledged that his wife deserved the honor as much as him. The citizen of the year also appealed to those present to support the Newmarket and District Association for the Mentally Retarded which he has worked for devotedly. This year, he said, the association finds itself in need of funds. Brock Evans and Rev. Bob Chapman both reminisced about their acquaintances with Gardner."
"The second meeting of Bradford Council in February was held in the Council Chamber last Thursday afternoon with all members in attendance, namely, Reeve Evans and Councillors Coffey, Davey, Fallis and Taylor. Mr. Fred Cook, representing the Public Library Board, was present and informed that a meeting of the Library Board was held some weeks ago, at which time it was found that the Board was not properly constituted. ..."