Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

Item PH26886 - Studied mining, now running store

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CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26886

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Studied mining, now running store

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  • 1976-01-28 (Creation)

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George Jackson

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Bradford Witness

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"Gordon Compton, who owns the Bradford IGA, was born in London, Ontario, where his father ran the local A and P store. Gord's family moved around quite a bit from the time he was born in 1933, until they settled in Bradford. His father owned the old IGA store, now the site of 'Flowers by Tina.' After graduating from high school, Gord studied for a year at the School of Mines in Haileybury, Ontario, but gave up his studies and returned to help out in the family business when his father became ill. He eventually took over the business and saw IGA move into its present home in 1966."

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  • English

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Bradford Witness
January 28, 1976
Vol 110 No. 04
Pg 3

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Microfilm Reel #88

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