Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Bill Ruffett remembers...

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26737
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  • 1976-1978

"On the eve of his 92nd birthday, Tuesday, Bill Ruffett told the story of the booming ice industry of yesteryear. Bell Ewart - "I started on the ice when I was 12 yeards old. Father had rented the old hotel on the south side of the dock of 1897 fo...

Innisfil Scope

Drug Store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26748
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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

Dimock's Garage flashback

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26783
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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

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

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

The young don't trust business

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26847
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  • 197-05-11

"At the first conference of employees in the Consumer and Commercial Relations Ministry, the Honourable Sidney Handleman presented a survey of consumer attitudes taken in North Bay recently. Aside from revealing that the vast majority of consumer ...

Bradford Witness

Street Lighting Petition

  • CA BWGPL JH-2019-06-19-03
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  • 1902-05-10

A petition addressed to council related to street lights in Bradford, dated May 10, 1902. Petition is signed by various residents and business owners in Bradford. This includes J. S. Brydon, M. J. Sutherland, L. C. Cement, James Church, F. Moore, ...

John Harrison

Depression Relief - F. Rogers

  • CA BWGPL JH-2019-06-19-06
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  • 1935-03

Standard Order Voucher for Relief and store receipts from J. A. Webb's Meat Shop for various items. Issued to F. Rogers as part of relief during The Great Depression.

Village of Bradford

Depression Relief - E. Bulpit

  • CA BWGPL JH-2019-06-19-08
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  • 1935-03

Standard Order Voucher for Relief and store receipts from J. A. Webb's Meat Shop for various items. Issued to E. Bulpit as part of relief during The Great Depression.

Village of Bradford

Depression Relief - R. King

  • CA BWGPL JH-2019-06-19-10
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  • 1935-03

Standard Order Voucher for Relief and store receipts from J. A. Webb's Meat Shop for various items. Issued to R. King as part of relief during The Great Depression.

Village of Bradford

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