Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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1886 Fire

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  • 1886

Newspaper article from 1886 about a fire that destroyed buildings on the town's main thoroughfare and the fire suppression efforts of firefighters and citizens.

Bradford Witness

1890 Bradford Novelty Concert Programme

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The front cover of an 1890 program for a novelty concert in Bradford. Libbie Campbell daughter of William Campbell (the grain dealer) was one of the performers in the concert and is listed in the programme.

Luanne Campbell Edwards

19 John Street West

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  • 1995

The mid-block building located at 19 John St. West was built pre-1900 in the Ontario Vernacular style. Frank Adamson, who ran a gas station, lived in this house after World War II. It later became the home of Henry Bell and Phyllis for a short tim...

Nancy Smith

1902 Finance Letter

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  • 1902-04-14

Letter related to Village of Bradford finances, dated April 14, 1902.

Village of Bradford

1905 Ontario Lacrosse Association Champion pendant

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  • 2017-04-05

Pendant from the 1905 OLA Championship for Bradford. Walter Reeves, Town Constable of Bradford from 1929-1946, was a well known lacrosse star from this match. The medal is inscribed with Walter's name on the back.

Bill Marks

1908 Train Wreck on G.T.R.

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  • 1908-07-15

Train wreck on the Grand Trunk Railway between Bradford and Gilford July 15, 1908, a result of making up time.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

1909 Canadian Lacrosse Association Inter-Champion medal

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Medal from the 1909 Canadian Lacrosse Association Championship for Bradford. Walter Reeves, Town Constable of Bradford from 1929-1946, was a well known lacrosse star from this match.

Bill Marks

1912 Tax Notice

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  • 1912-11-18

This receipt was received in a donation by Bill Marks on December 14, 2016. The front page of this receipt shows the income/business taxes of Henry Harman, 10 John Street, in 1912. The back of the receipt shows Henry's calculations when he filled ...

Bill Marks

1923 Bradford vs. Oxford-Cambridge Lacrosse guest ribbon

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Ribbon for the guests of the August 17, 1923 lacrosse match between Bradford and Oxford-Cambridge. Walter Reeves, Town Constable of Bradford from 1929-1946, was a well known lacrosse star who was invited to this match.

Bill Marks

1933 Page of Business Ads

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  • 1933-03-01

A page of Bradford business ads from 1933. Includes: Willson's Men's Wear Store, Nolan Motor Sales, Wm. Semenuk Electrical - Plumbing, Douglas Hardware, Bradford Flour Mills, L. J. McConkey & Son Supplies, Sutton's Hardware, Colly's Smoke Shop, Ca...

Luanne Campbell Edwards

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