Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Veterans' Night Nets $310

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  • 1943-10-20

"Bingo, Auction Sale, and Dance Draw Good Crowd. Farmers and Growers Give Generously The local Canadian Corps Association's night of Bingo, an Auction Sale and Dance drew a good crowd to the Town Hall on Monday evening when about $310 was cleared....

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Firey Meteorite Seen By District Residents

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  • 1966-09-21

"The blazing meteorite which cut a fiery path over Eastern Canada and the United States on Saturday night, frightening or thrilling thousands of people, was seen by many residents of Bradford and district. Though your editors did not see it, from ...

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Letter from the Front - Jack Donnelly

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  • 1942-04-29

"Editor of Witness, Bradford, Ontario. Dear Sir: Just a few lines to acknowledge receiving The Bradford Witness very regularly and must say I am very thankful to Hon. Earl Rowe and to you for being so good as to provide us boys with the paper, as ...

Jack Donnelly

Arthur G. McDonnell Reported Killed Overseas

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  • 1944-06-21

"Native of Gilford District Believed First Invasion Casualty To Be Reported Here Believed ti be an Invasion casualty, the sad news came to Bradford last Wednesday afternoon that Arthur George McDonnell, eldest son of Mr. George McDonnell, formerly...

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Lieut. Keith D. Faris Pays Supreme Sacrifice in Italy

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  • 1944-06-07

"Refused Promotion and Apparently Safer Task to Answer Call of Duty with Famous British 8th Army in Italy. The toll of war has sacrificed a life which embodied all that was fine and noble and has brought a great loss, not only to his family and fr...

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Letter from the Front - Laurie Melbourne

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  • 1944-06-14

"News From home Appreciated Most By Boys May 25, 1944 Dear Mr. McKenzie: My first copies of The Bradford Witness arrived a few days ago and I can assure you it was indeed a pleasure to read news of the old town. My mail has been coming through exc...

Laurie Melbourne

Flt.-Sgt. Ken. Patience Stated Missing Overseas

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  • 1944-06-07

"Word has been received by his mother in Toronto that Flight Sgt. Kenneth Patience is missing after air operations. Sgt. Patience is the youngest son of Mrs. Patience and the late Wm. Patience, the latter a native of South Simcoe who died in Flora...

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P.O. Bill (Sonnie) walker is Awarded the D.F.C.

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  • 1944-06-21

"Word was received last week by Mr. arnold Walker, of Blubber Bay, B.C., formerly of Bradford, that his only son, William, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for dropping blood plasma to the Partisan troops of General Tito's Yugoslavi...

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Waste Paper and Rag salvage

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  • 1944-06-07

"Another waster Paper and Rag Salvage will take place in Bradford Friday, June 16. The local Veterans again will make a complete tour of the village, both the business section and the residential section, in an effort to secure every scrap of wast...

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Letter from the Front - Bruno Cavallo

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  • 1943-10-20

"To the Bradford Witness: Have arrived safely overseas. As this is my first trip to this country, I'm looking forward to seeing a great deal of it. I think, in fact, I know that I'll still like good old Canada. I'm writing this letter along with o...

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