Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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1934 Brought First Settlement to Holland Marsh

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1965-11-17

"The first year-round residents of the Marsh arrived in the late autumn of 1934 and took up residence in the row of houses shown in the above picture. They were families from Holland and they named their village Ansnorveld. Members of the Christia...

Bradford Witness

Attention / Tractor Rehabilitation

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  • Parte
  • 1954-10-20

Two articles on health and safety of residents affected by the Hurricane Hazel flood. The crops are considered condemned because of their submersion, and advice on fixing your own submerged tractor.

Bradford Witness

Editorial: A Statement of Policy

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  • Parte
  • 1954-10-20

Editorial based on "The heroism, the generosity, the untiring labor, the unselfishness, and the sympathy in this time of disaster have been overwhelming..." from the Hurricane Hazel edition of the Bradford Witness.

Bradford Witness

New Canal Bridge Officially Opened by County Officials

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1957-09-18

Article detailed the opening of the bridge near the Holland Marsh pumphouse which "serves a considerable portion of the Holland Marsh, [and] replaces the old wooden structure which was in a bad state of repair". Officials for Simcoe and York Count...

Bradford Witness

Hurricane Hazel - Bradford Witness

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1954-10-20

Front page of the first Bradford Witness paper after the Holland Marsh flood due to Hurricane Hazel on October 15, 1954. See Related Descriptions below for individual stories of this edition.

Bradford Witness

Ontario Premier Authorizes $100,000 Credit for Marsh

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  • Parte
  • 1954-10-20

"Immediate credit, to the extent of $100,000 by the Provincial Government, was promised by Premier Leslie Frost within a matter of minutes after his arrival by car to attend a meeting with the Holland Marsh Emergency Relief Committee, held in the ...

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Near Tragedy at West Gwillimbury Bridge

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  • Parte
  • 1954-10-20

"The washed out bridge on Concession 14, West Gwillimbury, might have claimed the lives of two brothers, Eddie and Paul Renald. Going to the store at Fennells for groceries their car plunged into the swollen stream at the washout and was carried a...

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Effort to Reclaim East of Highway 400

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  • Parte
  • 1954-10-20

"Personal disability adding to the confusion of getting copy written for this week's newspaper, in which it is desirable that as much of the March flooding disaster be recorded as possible, a report of some of the plans as reported in the Globe an...

Bradford Witness

Collings, Benjamin Briton obituary

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1957-07-31

Event Date : Saturday, July 27, 1957 Event Type : Death Description : The end came suddenly for Bradford's veteran, and well-known townsman, Benjamin Briton (B. B.) Collings, last Saturday morning. During the past year Mr. Collings had shown some...

Bradford Witness

Flood Notes

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  • Parte
  • 1954-10-20

Notices about the flooded marshland

Bradford Witness

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