Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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

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  • 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

Bond Head's Parade Claimed to be Best Yet

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  • 1967-07-05

"Bond Head's Pioneer Parade last saturday, July 1, was another example and proof of the fact that enthusiasm and willing workers can produce what money expenditure cannot. The Bond Head workers for the parade, and other events, did not have big fi...

Bradford Witness

Newton Robinson's Centennial Celebration Successful Community Effort

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  • 1967-10-18

"At 2 p.m., on Saturday, October 7, a weekend which will long be remembered, began for the residents of Newton Robinson and the Newton Robinson community, when friends of former years came to celebrate the village's Pioneer Family Days. The activi...

Bradford Witness

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

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  • 1967-06-07

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

Tottenham Centennial News

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  • 1967-07-05

"Friday, June 30th, Midnight, the Centennial of Canada's birthday was welcomed bu the ringing of all the church bells and fireworks. There was quite a crowd of people on the street in Centennial costumes. This proves the point that we are proud to...

Jean Bunn

McKinstry, Norman

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  • 1957-08-07

Photograph of Norman McKinstry from the Bradford Centennial edition of the Bradford Witness. He was one of many who returned home to Bradford for the celebrations.

Bradford Witness

Bradford Centennial Parade Photographs - Centennial Beauty Queen

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  • 1957-08-21

The following set of photographs were taken from the Bradford Witness August 21, 1957 edition, highlighting the Bradford Centennial parade and celebrations. This photograph is of the Centennial Beauty Queen, Mary Kavchak.

Bradford Witness

Bradford Lions Club march in the Parade

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  • 1957-08-21

The following set of photographs were taken from the Bradford Witness August 21, 1957 edition, highlighting the Bradford Centennial parade and celebrations. The first prize float of the Centennial Parade was the Bradford Lions' Club marching section.

Bradford Witness

Stroud Women's Institute Float

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  • 1957-08-21

The following set of photographs were taken from the Bradford Witness August 21, 1957 edition, highlighting the Bradford Centennial parade and celebrations. The second prize float of the Centennial Parade was Stroud's Women's Institute float.

Bradford Witness

Pioneer Costume participants

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  • 1957-08-21

The following set of photographs were taken from the Bradford Witness August 21, 1957 edition, highlighting the Bradford Centennial parade and celebrations. This float was a "Group in native dress," meaning they wore pioneer-based costumes.

Bradford Witness

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