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Arthur Evans' Appreciation Night

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  • 1977

They came to pay tribute to Arthur Evans in Barrie last week at an appreciation night sponsored by the Simcoe Centre Progressive Conservatives. Mr. Evans is holding one of the many gifts he received that night, a caricature of himself in cavalier ...

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Watson, Whipper Billy

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  • 1964-06-30

"Whipper" Billy Watson

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King, Walter & Stella

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Bradford's Walter King was 31 years old when this photo was taken in 1914. Mr. King is shown with his new bride Stella Kneeshaw. The wedding took place two days before on the Kneeshaw farm on the 6th line of West Gwillimbury and the couple moved t...

Madeline (Evans) Bowles

Last call for Patrons

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  • 2005-08-05

Description : The WEGWHIST West Gwillimbury History Project is now completing its book, Governor Simcoe Slept Here: The Legacy of West Gwillimbury. To help defray the cost of publication, a Patrons' Page has been established. Donors will be recogn...

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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...

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Hi-ho Silver away

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  • 1976

"Bradford Mayor Joe Magani makes a valiant effort to mount his donkey during one of the most hilarious events staged during the five-day Salad Festival. The donkey baseball game drew large crowds as the Lions battled the Bradford Rotary. The event...

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Heavy rains deluge homes with mud

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  • 1976

"Friday night's torrential downpour created some problems for homeowners on Britannia Ave. Mud and debris, swept along by water, plugged the catch basins behind the homes of Richard McIndless and John Maddox and overflowed into their backyards. S...

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Jean Sawyer Graduate

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  • 1976

"Jean Sawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Girvan Sawyer of Gilford, recently graduated from a bachelor of applied science degree from the college of family and the college of family and consumer studies at the University of Guelph."

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Old-style horse racing tonight

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  • 1976-03-24

"Tonight at Barrie Raceway, old style horse racing will be featured, as six high-wheeled sulkies will take part in a special race. The sulkies, imported from the United States, will be used by horses and drivers usually competing at the raceway. ...

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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...

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