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Construction Workers Unearthing Simcoe County's Past

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  • 1986-11-05

"Construction crews working on Holland Street West uncovered a bit of history last week. According to several workers at the road reconstruction site, several large timber-like beams were unearthed from about six feet below the present surface of ...

Bradford Weekly

Council approves police move

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  • 1976-09-01

Article about the move to the new Bradford Police station at 1 Holland Street West. The Bradford Police Service moved from the town hall to this building in September, 1976.

Bradford Witness

D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers, Ltd.

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  • 1989-1992

The building of the D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers, Ltd. at 61 Holland Street West. This building currently houses the Hearing Sciences Audiology and Hearing Aid Centre. It was built in the 1880s by Mark Scanlon Jr., son of the one of the town found...

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Dignitaries' Float

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  • 1957-08

Dignitaries' float in the Bradford Centennial Parade. Decorations on car appear to be gladioli and carrot tops. Occupants of car (clockwise from driver): Gordon Compton, unknown, unknown, Art Evans, unknown, unknown.

Dimock's Garage

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  • 1931

This building is near or is where the Royal Bank is now located on Holland St. From the Bradford Witness: "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...

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...

Bradford Witness

Discharge Pumps

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  • 1954

Photo was taken near the Bradford Pump House at the junction of the canal and the Holland River near Hwy. 11. The pumps were flown in from Western Canada by the Armed Forces, arranged by Mr. Stoddart. A tractor was used to run the pump. Water was ...

Rob Watson

Disette and Holland Streets

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  • 1898-1991

Photograph of the previous intersection at Disette and Holland Streets, facing west. The street on the right of the photograph leads to the train station, while the street on the left is Bridge Street.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Driffill's Store ad

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  • 1865-02-02

Advertisement of Driffill's Hardware, Book, Stationary, and Fancy Goods House.

South Simcoe Times

Drug Store

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  • 1925

"This week's historical photo was submitted by Lew Campbell of RR 2, Bradford, whose father, W.L. Campbell (behind the counter) operated the drug store on Holland Street now occupied Ritchie's Variety Store. Fred C. Cook, standing in front of the ...

Lew Campbell

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