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98 John Street East

  • CA BWGPL GJ-HistBuilding-2017-04-05-02
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  • 1995

The structure located at 98 John St. East was the home of the Collings family years ago. The large, two-storey, frame and stucco-clad house has a long shed at the back that was once used for automobile storage (and later as a utilities room). Befo...

Janice Hopkins

A warm smile welcomes you

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26941
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  • 1976-12-15

"Persons dropping in at the new West End Fashions store in the Anzil Plaza will have a warm smile and a cup of coffee waiting for them from Bette Hare. Mrs. Hare opened the store primarily to meet people. "I love meeting people," she said, "and yo...

Bradford Witness

Barron's Hardware sold after 45 years

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26808
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  • 1977-02-09

"Norm Barron, owner of Barron's Dominion Hardware, has retired after 32 years in the hardware business. The store was founded by Norm's father Harry Barron in 1932 in a location now occupied by John Gaus Interiors and N.S. Smith Real Estate. The e...

George Jackson

Flowers ruined

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH26985
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  • 1975-05-28

"This was the scene in a greenhouse operated by Ferragine Brothers on Simcoe Road. They estimate their losses in flowers and stock at between $20-30,000. Mud and water, 10 inches deep, swept through the greenhouse."

C.E. Jackson

Forty years ago today in the Witness

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26810
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  • 1977-03-09

"Chicken thieves got away with between 39 and 40 fowl from the barn of Thomas Stewart, 10th line, West Gwillimbury. The pilferers had evidently used a car or light truck in their night prowling, as the marks of tires were plainly visible on the si...

George Jackson

Mary Street - Town Taxi

  • CA BWGPL GJ-HistBuilding-2017-04-18-14
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  • 1995-1996

This structure faces Mary Street and is located at the rear of the former Winchester Arms Restaurant (on the southwest corner of Holland and Barrie Streets). Green, board and batten cladding had been added since the photo was taken in 1995 or 1996...

Janice Hopkins

People are her main concern

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26936
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  • 1976-10-13

"Mrs. Rose McEvoy, owner and manager of Bradford's Queen's Hotel, is generous - from her whole heart. She is an outgoing, amiable person with a great feel for the needs of people. Mrs. McEvoy has been in the hotel business since 1940s. Her late hu...

Bradford Witness

Studied mining, now running store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26886
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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...

Bradford Witness

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