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A Heritage Moment - Trinity Anglican Church, Bond Head

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Description : On the north side of the 7th Line, about 1 km. west of Bond Head, there is a metre-high cairn in the fence line, that marks the location of the home and church built by the Rev. Featherstone Osler in the late 1830s. The frame church,...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

An invitation to sponsors and donors, from Gwillim Group

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  • 2007-07-21

"Dear editor, We, the Gwillim group, a sub-committee of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association, are delighted to inform the community about our project to commemorate the Town's 150th Anniversary. We have commissioned a bronze scu...

Barbara Verney

Another landmark house in BWG at risk?

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  • 2008-07-24

Article about the history of the Phillips-Stoddart mud brick house, built circa 1837.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Bradford Witness - May 31, 1906 edition

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  • 1906-05-31

This edition of the Bradford Witness is located in the Local History Room, and is in particular a very noteworthy edition. The printing of this edition included many photographs of local businessmen, houses, storefronts, churches, and of the main ...

Bradford Witness

Bradford's Sesquicentennial Parade - a celebration

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  • 2007-08-25

"Led by the combined Colour Parties of the Bradford, Sutton and Newmarket Legions, and the Bradford Pipes & Drums, Bradford residents turned out to participate in or to watch the Sesquicentennial Parade on August 19, celebrating the town's 150th B...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Bradford's Sesquicentennial involves the Township, too...

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  • 2007-06-09

"Bradford celebrates its 150th Anniversary in 2007. While some suggest that the celebration doesn't concern the Township area, the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association has a different take on the matter. The Association points out t...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Bringing history groups together

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  • 2007-12-01

The annual Meeting of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association will be held in the Compton Room of the Bradford Public Library on Saturday, December 8th, 1:30 p.m. The BWG Local History Association was formed 17 years ago, in the sp...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Congratulations, to the WEGWHIST team

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  • 2006-04-15

Description : It was a magnificent effort: for 4 years, volunteers with the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association and the community at large worked together as the "WEGWHIST" team, putting together a History of West Gwillimbury. The ...

Convent demolition to start this week

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  • 1994

"Demolition of the old convent on Barrie Street was scheduled to begin this week. The site, north of Frederick Street, will be the home of a new multi-service facility. When it's done in March 1995, it will be 15,000 square feet in size and will a...

Rod Urquhart

Discover the joys of local history... Governor Simcoe returns

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  • 2006-08-05

Description : For the past few months, I have had the absolute pleasure of taking a trip down memory lane, by reading "Governor Simcoe Slept Here: The Legacy of West Gwillimbury." I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks ...

Mikki Nanowski

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