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The Holland Marsh Story

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH25490
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  • 1966

Description : The Holland Marsh Story Now almost twenty years ago, Mrs. S.S. McKenzie wrote a history of the Holland Marsh, from information assembled to that date. For Bradford's centennial history, the story was continued. This history has been...

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Misty marsh morning

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  • 1976-09-01

"Temperatures which dipped below freezing Monday night met resistance from warm water early yesterday, creating what appears to be a grass fire. Icy weather did some damage on the Marsh, but farmers were expecting it. Warmer temperatures are expec...

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Canal crash

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  • 1976-01-07

"A 19-year-old Downsview man, Robert O'Brien, was the second driver to end up in the canal in the past four weeks. Mr. O'Brien lost control of his car on Friday night after freezing rain covered area roads with slick ice. O'Brien was not hurt in t...

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Turner, Victor obituary

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  • 1975-10-22

Event Date : Friday, October 17, 1975 Event Type : Death Description : Vic Turner, veteran councillor and past reeve of West Gwillimbury, died at his home in Bradford on Friday, October 17, at age 85. Mr. Turner, whose son Art is now Reeve of Bra...

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Attendance is Representative at Unveiling of Cairn

  • CA BWGPL LHC-HER-Day-PH25300
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  • 1956

Attendance is Representative at Unveiling of Cairn The unveiling of the Professor W.H. Day memorial cairn, with bronze plaque, which was erected by the combined efforts of the Tourist and Industrial Committee of Simcoe County Council and the muni...

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Collings, Benjamin Briton obituary

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  • 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...

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Verkaik, Harry obituary

  • CA BWGPL VS-1900-25814
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  • 1980-01-30

Event Date : Tuesday, January 22, 1980 Event Type : Death Description : Marsh grower Harry Verkaik died last week at York County Hospital in Newmarket. He was 69. One of the most prominent growers in the Holland Marsh, Mr. Verkaik was a key figur...

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Havinga, Michael John & Matthews, Jeanne Harriet

  • CA BWGPL VS-1900-15334
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  • 1952-05-21

Event Date : Friday, May 16, 1952 Event Type : Marriage Description : Jeanne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Matthews, to Michael Havinga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Havinga, all of the Holland Marsh. The wedding took place at the Christian Refo...

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Matthews, Ralph death

  • CA BWGPL VS-1900-17795
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  • 1956-06-27

Event Date : Wednesday, June 27, 1956 Event Type : Death Description : One of the most beloved, respected and best known gentleman of this community passed away suddenly this morning as the result of a heart attack in the person of Ralph Matthews...

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