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Crake, Richard Holland obituary

  • CA BWGPL VS-1900-PH14850
  • Stuk
  • 1936-12-30

Event Date : Sunday, December 27, 1936 Event Type : Death Description : One of Bradford's oldest businessmen, Mr. Crake died in Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, at the age of 79. He was the first Chevrolet dealer in the area. Funeral service at his l...

Bradford Witness

George Ogilvie ad

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  • Stuk
  • 1909-03-11

Advertisement of George Ogilvie, tailor, on Holland Street West.

Bradford Witness

Dimock's Garage flashback

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  • Stuk
  • 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

Studied mining, now running store

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  • Stuk
  • 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

Drug Store

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  • Stuk
  • 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

C. Goode - Grain Merchant

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  • Stuk
  • 1906-05-31

Article describing the business and life of Mr. C. Goode, grain merchant and owner of the Goode Elevators. Article from 1906.

Edmund Garrett

Building Plans and Fire Losses Estimated

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  • Deel
  • 1959-02-18

"Owners of businesses destroyed in last Wednesday's fire are making arrangements to carry on business in temporary quarters and are planning a building program. According to present plans, a fine new business block will rise this year on the site ...

Bradford Witness

Sympathy to Fire Victims

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  • Deel
  • 1959-02-18

"The Witness surely expresses the feelings of all residents of the district in extending sympathy to those who stood helpless last Wednesday afternoon and watched their flourishing businesses destroyed by fire." ...

Bradford Witness

Bradford Firemen Did Tremendous Service

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  • Deel
  • 1959-02-18

"While not disparaging the splendid service and fine co-operation of the firemen from neighbouring municipalities, in the battle to save Bradford from more extensive damage from fire last Wednesday, the brunt of the long hours of the fight, and th...

Bradford Witness

Looking Back Over the Century - Fire of 1871 and Holland Street

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  • Stuk
  • 1967-05-31

The Bradford Witness decided to release a series of articles from local townspeople on the history of certain events in Bradford and West Gwillimbury's time. This week, the Fire of May 25, 1871, and the businesses which rebuilt on Holland Street a...

Dorothy Cilipka

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