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105 Barrie Street

The house located at 105 Barrie St. was once the home of Dennis and Mrs. Nolan, their son James (a car dealer and salesman), and daughters Connie (a teacher at Bradford High School) and Aileen (also a teacher). Dennis Nolan was a Model T. Ford dealer in Cookstown as well as a noted, prize-winning, honey producer. He was also the reeve of Bradford, involved in the drainage of the Holland Marsh, and he worked marshland. At one time Dennis owned the town’s water works. (1, 2)

George Jackson

Bradford High School - Class Photo 1944

Back Row (l-r): Dyce Sturgeon, George Fuller, R. Osadchuk, Stewart Calhoun, Ross Stewart, Keith Bowles, Jack Gardner, Mirasla Osadchuk, ? Holancin, Don Gardner, Bob Bell, Joe Motto, Joe Kulka, Ken Brown, Mike Simurda, Paul Kolarik, Chris Brouwer, Don Coates, Norm McKay Gordon James, Doug Harvey.
Third Row (l-r): Evelyn Doane, Helen Wood, Grace Kell, Ruth Baynes, Ellen Norman, Doreen James, Ann Sklencar, Edith Dow, Marie Bell, Audrey Cameron, Jean Lee, Doreen Simpkins, Betty Spence, Mary McKay, Joyce Gibney, Irene Moriarty, Mary Sturgeon, Mary Fennell, Marguerite Ramsay, Anne Kachmar, Doreen Everett, Catherine Watson, Helen Bell, Gwen Coborne, Ruth Cordingly.
Second Row (l-r): Doris Archer, Joyce Brown, Isobel Kneeshaw, Dorothy Turner, Doris Bell, Eleanor Grant, Marjorie Evans, Mary Lennox, Eva Moyer, Mary Carter, Kathleen Hosegood, Margaret Walker, Mr. Ray Dorland, Miss Cunningham, Mr. Joe Wood, Miss Lyons, Miss Connie Nolan, Charlotte Lee, Sadie Yoshamira, Betty Coutts, Pauline Iceton, Joan Saint, June Duncan.
Front Row (l-r): Mike Brinkos, Nick Grencer, Merv Jessop, Austin Wiggins, John Vdovjak, Bob Wood, John Lee, Tom Brown, (Unknown), Jack Doane, Carl Bowles, Bruce Collings, Ross Wilson, Keith Blackwell, Gord Riley, Pete Vander Kleyn, Charlie Wilcox, John Bell, Stewart Langford, Lorne Metcalfe, Dennis Nolan, Jim Morlock, Stanley Brown.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Bradford High School Class Photo 1917

From the Yesterday section of the Bradford Witness:
"Max Morris of Stayner submitted this week's photo of a class at the old Bradford High School around 1917. The building burned down in 1921. In the back row from the left are Mr. Harrison, principal; the name of the teacher in the middle is not known, the other teacher is the late Mrs. Gardner of Meaford (nee Jessie Curry, sister of Harvey Curry of Bradford). The names of the other students in the next two rows are not known, Mr. Morris writes, except for Hipwell, Sturgeon, Clubine, and Spence. Max Morris himself is on the outside right in the top row. Students in the front row from the left are Kenneth Cummings, Charlie Brown, Bowser, Jim Webb, Mike Saint, Fred McLeod. Second row, Kathleen Collings, Metcalf, Dorothy Bell, unknown, and Constance Nolan. The Witness welcomes photos of interest, especially from the Tecumseth area."

Max Morris

Bradford High School Class Photo 1939

Bradford High School 1939-40. Principal Mr. G. K. Brunt.
Back Row (l-r): James Shaw, Bill Martin, John Worfolk, Vincent O'Donnell, Donald Rutherford, Bob Faris, Calvin Lapp, Bill Rowe, Howard McKay, Gordon Cillingham, Bill Moriarty, Selby Kneeshaw, Campbell Prince, Gordon Bateman, Andrew Bell, Milton McMillan, Eveleen McDonnell, Muriel Gibney, Betty Camplin, Mary Scott, Lylia Bell.
Third Row (l-r): Marie Valenteyn, Helen Porritt, Doreen Simpkin, Marion Worfolk, Margaret Hill, Joyce Steers, Vera Huck, Lorna Dixon, Irene Mestdagh, Beatrice Zlotkin, Catherine Lukes, Betty Seim, Marie Moriarty, Helen Snor, Audrey Mapes, Dorothy Seim, Ruth Stewart, Jean Wilson, Jean Bell, Ruth Noble, Helen Cave, Freda Doane, Helen Brown, Isabel Blackwell, Gladys Bell, Doris Fennell, Marjorie Creighton.
Second Row (l-r): Helen Noble, Mary Meher, Etta Noble, Ruth O'Neil, Jean Campbell, Reta O'Neil, Phyllis Edney, Elsie McKnight, Isobel Kneeshaw, Marie O'Donnell, Marie Caesar, Evelyn Doane, Eileen Iceton, Velma Valedon, Ruth Stewart, Margaret Graham, Constance Nolan, G. K. Brunt, W. K. Gray, Helen Saint, Phylis Robson, Marjorie Horsley, Lorraine Lapp, Isobel Lennox, Marjorie Botham, Betty Spence, Joyce Gibney, Shirley Armstrong, Helen McDonald, Margaret Coates, Jean Bannerman, Josephine Orr.
Front Row (l-r): Ivan Wilson, Irwin Collings, Murray Quinn, Ross Melbourne, Frank Carter, Alan Atkinson, Joe Wood, Alex Geddes, Maurice Roberts, Donald Gardner, Bert McArthur, Earl Jessop, Jack Glover, Wallace Fuller, James Lennox, Willard Budd, George Allan, Keith Bowles, Keith Langford, Arthur Turner, Murray Wilson, Arnold Fraser, Jack Gardner, Charles Doane, John Fennell.

May Bowles

Bradford High School Students - 1919

Photograph students in Form I standing on the steps outside of Bradford High School on November 5, 1919.

Teachers (L-R): Mr. Charles W. Harrison, Miss E. Henry, Miss Jessie Curry

First Row (L-R): Cedric Hipwell, Norman Plant, Lyland Sturgeon, Emmerson Spence, Russel Bowles, Max Morris

Second Row (L-R): Vivian Bowles, Alberta Stoddart, Elizabeth Evans, Laura Kneeshaw, Pearl Metcalfe, Kathleen MacLean

Third Row (L-R): Kathleen Collings, Ruby Metcalfe, Dorothy Bell, Joyce Miller, Constance Nolan

Fourth Row (L-R): Kenneth Cummings, Charlie Brown, Howard Bowser (also written as Bowsher), Jim Webb

Catherine Callaghan


Contains news clippings and articles on various disastrous events of Bradford West Gwillimbury; includes fires, Hurricane Hazel, drownings, explosion, train wrecks

Joe Saint

Nolan, James Denis obituary

Event Date : Friday, December 31, 1971
Event Type : Death

Description : James Denis Nolan of Kent St. E., Lindsay, passed away suddenly, following an illness of twelve years, at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Dec. 31, 1971. He was 72 years of age. Born on Aug. 30, 1899, in Tecumseth Township, near Newton Robinson, he was the son of the late Denis Nolan and Catherine O'Donnell. Nolan was a pioneer name in Simcoe County. He had resided in this locality for 23 years, having previously resided at Bradford and received his education at Newton Robinson Public School; Cookstown Continuation School and was a graduate of Bradford High School. He enlisted during World War I, but did not see active service, either in Canada or overseas. He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and before coming to Lindsay, he had attended Forty Martyrs Church, Bradford, and had attended Church of the Assumption, Bell Ewart, Ont., during the summer months. He had been associated with Walkwood Ltd., Lindsay, London Life Insurance Co., Bradford; Nolan Motor Sales, Bradford and DeHaviland Aircraft, Toronto. He took an interest in sports and had been a member of Lindsay Curling Club for many years. A member of the Knights of Columbus for 50 years, he was also a Charter Member of the Lions Club in Bradford. He is survived by his wife, Clare Beatrice Nolan, four sons, Denis Nolan of Dollard-des- Ormeaux, P.Q., James M. Nolan of Lindsay, Dr. Paul Nolan of Sudbury, Eugene Nolan of Uxbridge and 15 grandchildren. Other surviving relatives are two sisters, Constance Nolan, of Bradford, and Aileen (Mrs. Edmund Grise) of Midland. An aunt, Mrs. John Hanlon of Bradford, also survives. The funeral was held on Jan. 4, 1972, at 10 a.m. from Stoddart Funeral Home, Lindsay, with temporary entombment in Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Interment later in McGann's Cemetery, R.R. 2, Bradford. Rev. Father G. F. Sullivan conducted the service. The pallbearers were William Burke, Gordon Corley, Vern Hildenbrand, Guy Mills, Ralph Rodman and Adrian Vaillancourt.
(From the Lindsay Daily Post)

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