Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Mrs. Gertrude Melbourne - Know Your Neighbour

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  • 1969-02-12

"For a librarian who intended to never be one, Gertrude Melbourne does a pretty fine job keeping the bustling Bradford Public Library on an even keel. An avid reader, Mrs. Melbourne is charged with selecting all the books that are stocked in the 6...

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Annual Report

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  • 1899-04-13

"The annual report of the Ontario Minister of Education, just to hand, gives the following statistics of the Bradford Public Library for the year ending 30th April, 1898. ..."

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Bradford Public Library annual meeting

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  • 1899-05-4

"The annual meeting of the Public Library will be held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening May 5th, at 7 o'clock. Let there be a large attendance. All our citizens should be interested in the Public Library."

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Library Co-Operative for Simcoe Holds First Meeting

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  • 1948-03-24

"The Board of the Simcoe County Library Co-operative held its first meeting on Friday, March 19. The librarian's report showed that the circulation of County Library books during 1947 totalled 56,944, almost 2,000 more than was estimated in the re...

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Hope to Have Library in Operation by June 1

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  • 1955-03-23

"If present indications materialize, Bradford Public Library will be open by June 1st or shortly thereafter, The Witness is informed by the board secretary, Mr. Dan Blake. At a meeting last Friday evening the Board accepted the Council's plans for...

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Public Library Officially Opened by Director of Library Services

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  • 1955-09-21

Description : Pub. Library Officially Opened by Director of Library Services An inspiring address by Mr. Angus Mowat, Provincial Director of Library Services for Ontario, was the highlight of the official opening of Bradford Public Library last e...

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Public Library to Open First of Next Month

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  • 1955-05-25

"The space in the town hall given for the public library has been transformed from a dirty, dark corner into a bright, attractively decorated and well planned library room which is expected to be ready for opening by June 1. ..."

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Getting present

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  • 1976-01-28

"Former Bradford Fire Chief Ted Gapp received a present from West Gwillimbury Reeve Orville Hughes at Saturday's party. Gapp also served the township."

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Bradford fire hall and early fire brigade

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  • 1900s

This fire hall was located on Barrie Street between John Street and Joseph Street (shown on a map of Bradford from 1900) where the current post office now sits.

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