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1959 Fire - Bradford Fire Department

"This week's photo, courtesy of the Bradford Fire Department, depicts the fire in February of 1959 which destroyed a large block of the downtown section, from Evans and Evans to the police department. The fire swept through several businesses, unprotected by fire walls. Firefighters from five arena departments battled almost 20 hours to quell the stubborn blaze which caused an estimated $500,000 damage. This week's photo was suggested by Ernest and Lola Peterman of Bradford who sent in a newspaper clipping of the fire."

Ted Leonard

A Brush With Art

"Bruno Cavallo is having a good time in Bradford. At least you'd think he would be, having sold 'about 10' paintings from his showing at the Royal Bank. Mr. Cavallo has also painted five local scenes from around Bradford and the local countryside, some of which are on display. The show, which ends on Wednesday, September 25, features a draw for one of Mr. Cavallo's paintings."

Bradford Witness

Flying up

"The Stroud Brownies who have earned the honor of flying up to Guides are front row L to R: Kirsten Sejrup, Tracey Reed, and Wendy Noble. Two of the girls are wearing costumes suitable for the Japanese theme of the evening. In the back row, Debra Bowen proudly displays the All-Round cord she received. Leader Joyce Alford and patrol leader Cathy Mulliss give the new guides a warm welcome."

George Jackson

Atom Champs

"Dodds Esso defeated Red & White 8-4 to win the Atom championship. Members of the team are Mark Bowles, Jim Madigan, Scott Shepard, Paul Taucar, Jeff Dodds, Mike Hemelaar, William Britnell, Don Harrison, Steve Heilemann, Tery Shiels, Gary Vanderpost, Ricky Lawrence, Danny Reynolds, Frank Shawnhorse, Derek Green and Mike Fortune. Don Harrison is the coach while Hank Vanderpost manages the team."

George Jackson

Stranded travellers swamp village

"Snow brought weary travellers to Bond Head and the surrounding area, but it also brought precautions for the next weather emergency. An emergency fund has been set up between the Bond Head Snowmobile Association and the Bond Head
Community Centre resulting from funds gathered by people stranded in the town hall. Over the three-day-period, 175 people slept on floors in sleeping bags and blankets, and ate food made by the women in the Bond Head area. Most of the people who stayed in the hall were truck drivers, and travellers from as far away as Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Cleveland, Ohio."

George Jackson

Dead in his tracks

"This car certainly stopped. And it was quite a while before it got started again. This was the scene at the corner of Highway 88 and 5 sideroad last Saturday morning. This was only one of the many cars buried in the snow. The cars had to be moved out of the way before the plows were able to make a path through the high drifts that built up on the road."

George Jackson

Winter damage

"Miraculously, the driver of this truck survived. The flat bed tractor trailer had been carrying a load of steel south on Highway 400 when just south of the Highway 88 intersection it spun around and overturned in the west ditch facing northward. The car was demolished, the seat and windshield being forced out."

George Jackson

The Bond Head trail

"On the way west! Well, maybe. Last Thursday, the great Canadian wagon train made its way through Bond Head. Here the group is making its way up the hill on Highway 27. The horses took a run to make it up the hill, then had to pull in so they wouldn't run away going down the other side. The main feature of the event was the long lineup of cars waiting to pass the train. The train was re-routed off Highway 27 to Alliston and by Tuesday still had not passed Barrie."

George Jackson

Bantam Champs

"Ward & Patch, coached by Ross Elliott and managed by Lou Cogo, won the Bantam championship with a 4-1 victory over Robinson's Gulf. Members of the team are Peter Prins, Danny Corners, Brett Thompson, Robert Delcourt, Ross Elliott, Wes Whitford, David McCasey, Greg Davis, John DeCosta, Rick Scragg and Greg Lane."

George Jackson

Model Homes

"These model homes at Churchill Heights are nearing completion. They will be open for public inspection when they are finished. Salesman John Faye for A.B. Cairns, the builders, reports 33 homes will be built on one-half acre lots. The house contains at least 2,300 square feet and prices start at $89,900. The elevation on Churchill Heights gives each house a commanding view of the surrounding countryside."

George Jackson

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