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157 John Street West

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  • 1995

This bungalow located at 157 John St. West originally had a woodshed on the east side. It was once owned by Bill Semenuk, until he and his family moved to Barrie. He was considered to be a good electrical, radio, and watch repairman. The house was...

Janice Hopkins

1800s Records

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  • 1800-1899

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1862 Fire Inquest

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  • 1862-07-03

This article relates to the fire of Bradford on June 24th, 1862, which originated in an unknown stable in the main city sector. There is no lasting record of a newspaper published during the week of the fire. "Fire Inquest On Friday morning last...

South Simcoe Times

1871 Bradford Fire Account

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  • 1871-05-22

An article about a highly destructive fire that swept through Holland Street, destroying multiple buildings, businesses and homes. The original article appeared in the May 22nd, 1871 edition of the Toronto Daily Telegraph and was reprinted in 1901...

Libbie Campbell

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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  • 1890

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

1900s Records

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  • 1900-1999

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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.

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