Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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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...

Bradford Witness

Prof. W.H. Day cairn - detail

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-Day-2016-07-11-26
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  • 2016

"In Memory of William Henry Day, Professor of Physics at O.A.C. Guelph, whose foresight and energy were principal factors in the development of the Holland Marsh Gardens. He came to Bradford in 1924 and harvested his first crop in 1928. He died su...

Amanda Gallagher

First Pumphouse on Canal Rd

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS10131
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Pumphouse on Canal Rd. for the Bradford Drainage Scheme. Built in 1949, now renovated.

Gertie Spek

  • CA BWGPL LHC-DIS-Hazel-PH10522
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  • 1955

One year after Hurricane Hazel, before the canal was dug out.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Discharge Pumps

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH73
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  • 1954

Photo was taken near the Bradford Pump House at the junction of the canal and the Holland River near Hwy. 11. The pumps were flown in from Western Canada by the Armed Forces, arranged by Mr. Stoddart. A tractor was used to run the pump. Water was ...

Rob Watson

Prof W.H. Day and Crew

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-Day-OS10020
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Professor W. H. Day, who initiated much of the work in the marsh operated the Kingwilbra Gardens beside Bridge Street. Tom Fuller Sr. was one of the workers on the marsh for the professor. Mr. Fuller recalled getting paid 17-cents an hour and then...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Resigning from fight for the Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH26537
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  • 2006-09-02

Art Janse has been involved in the Holland Marsh all of his life, as a resident, a farmer, a Town employee for 45 years, and drainage superintendent for Bradford West Gwillimbury and King Township. Janse is retiring due to the response from many o...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Art Janse, Father of the Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH26534
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  • 2007-05-19

"Professor W.H. Day is the original father of the Holland Marsh but for the past 36 years, that role has fallen to Art Janse. On April 30th, Janse retired from his role and it is now up to the new Holland Marsh Governance body to make the new Mars...