Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Attestation Paper - Elwood Belfry

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  • 1916

Attestation paper, page 1, for Elwood James Belfry for World War One.

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Auld Kirk

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The Auld Kirk in the Scotch Settlement. The congregation, many of them Scottish immigrants, began gathering in 1822, and a log church was built in 1823. This building was built in 1869. It closed its doors in 1885.

Auld Kirk Anniversary Celebration

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Ladies after cleaning the church for the anniversary service. Back Row: Madie Elliott, Vera MacDonald, Norma Melbourne, Myrtle Calhoun Front Row: Laura Lloyd, Bobbie Hodgson, Muriel Cairns, Joyce Muirhead Children: Jane McNair, Ann Hodgson.

Auld Kirk Cemetery

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The Bannerman family are one of the many of the Scotch Settlement buried here (the Hunters, Magees, Faris' and Macbeths are others who have family plots within the cemetery).

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Auld Kirk Cemetery

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  • 1922

The Auld Kirk Cemetery on the 5th Line in the Scotch Settlement marking the final resting place of many early settlers.

Auld Kirk Plaque

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The historical plaque in front of the Auld Kirk commemorating the Selkirk Settlers who moved to West Gwillimbury and helped build this church.

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Auld Kirk with garage

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  • 1922

The Auld Kirk Church is located on the south half of Lot 8 on Concession 6 of West Gwillimbury. In 1819, a group of Scottish and Irish settlers arrived in Upper Canada, and developed the area known today as the "Scotch Settlement". After the initi...

B.B Collings' Funeral Coach

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Funeral coach of B.B. Collings. B.B. ran the undertaking business in Bradford alongside with a furniture shop.

Bank Staff - Boyd Gang Bank Robbery

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  • 1951

Two members of bank staff who faced guns of bandits were R.E. Black and Gloria Duncan, 17. The incident lasted less than five minutes from moment men entered.

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