Whitby Centennial, 1955


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  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Hugh Simms (left), the first person to enter the Beard-Growing Contest, and William Hurley, contest manager, standing in front of a contest poster. The Beard-Growing Contest started on 14 February and the judging occurred on 2 July 1955.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Hugh Simms (left), the first person to enter the Beard-Growing Contest, and William Hurley, contest manager, standing in front of a contest poster. The Beard-Growing ...
  • Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Four Corners decorated for the Centennial celebrations. Ribbons hang from the lamp posts. View from the Post Office looking north-east.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Four Corners decorated for the Centennial celebrations. Ribbons hang from the lamp posts. View from the Post Office looking north-east.
  • Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Legion Band leading the Durhmhead Service Parade along Brock Street to Centennial Park for the opening ceremonies of the Whitby Centennial. View looking north on Brock Street shows the buckle factory at left and the north-west corner of Brock and Gilbert Streets.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Legion Band leading the Durhmhead Service Parade along Brock Street to Centennial Park for the opening ceremonies of the Whitby Centennial. View looking north ...
  • Whitby Centennial and Birthday Presentation, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Mrs. Barnes (1855-1955) receiving flowers from Mayor Harry Jermyn and John R. Frost, town clerk, on her 100th birthday. Mrs. Barnes's birthday occurred in the same year as the Whitby centennial. The photograph was taken in her home at the south-east corner of Athol and ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing Mrs. Barnes (1855-1955) receiving flowers from Mayor Harry Jermyn and John R. Frost, town clerk, on her 100th birthday. Mrs. Barnes's birthday occurred in the ...
  • Whitby Centennial Youth Day, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a large group of people gathered in Coronation Park for Youth Day during the Centennial celebrations. Youth Day was held on 27 June 1955 and Coronation Park was dedicated on this day. Coronation Park is located at the north-east corner of Cochrane and Walnut Streets.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a large group of people gathered in Coronation Park for Youth Day during the Centennial celebrations. Youth Day was held on 27 June 1955 and ...
  • Hugh Simms, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Hugh Simms standing on the corner at Brock and Dundas Streets. Hugh Simms was a contestant in the beard-growing contest that was part of the Centennial celebrations. View looking south on Brock Street.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Hugh Simms standing on the corner at Brock and Dundas Streets. Hugh Simms was a contestant in the beard-growing contest that was part of the ...
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a float proceeding east on Dundas Street between Byron and Brock Streets. The horse-drawn wagon is carrying a large group of children.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a float proceeding east on Dundas Street between Byron and Brock Streets. The horse-drawn wagon is carrying a large group of children.
  • Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing mayor Harry Jermyn addressing the crowd at the drumhead service held by the Canadian Legion in Centennial Park. The druhmead service was part of the centennial celebrations.
    Image     Black and white negative showing mayor Harry Jermyn addressing the crowd at the drumhead service held by the Canadian Legion in Centennial Park. The druhmead service was part of the ...
  • Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Air Marshall W.A. Curtis taking the salute for the Legion Drumhead Service parade. The drumhead service was part of the centennial celebrations. The reviewing stand was located on the south-east corner of Brock and Gilbert Streets.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Air Marshall W.A. Curtis taking the salute for the Legion Drumhead Service parade. The drumhead service was part of the centennial celebrations. The reviewing stand ...
  • Whitby Centennial Mock Trial, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the mock trial which took place during the Whitby centennial celebrations. The trial was held beside the Public Utilities building on the north-west corner of Brock and Colborne Streets. Left to right: Police Chief Charles Fletcher, Aime Rousseau, Bill Hurley, Lyman Hess, Terrance Moore (president ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing the mock trial which took place during the Whitby centennial celebrations. The trial was held beside the Public Utilities building on the north-west corner of ...
  • Coronation Park Dedication, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Reverend David Marshall addressing the crowd at the dedication of Coronation Park. The park dedication was part of the centennial celebrations. Left to right: R.A. Sennett, Arthur A. Archibald, Mrs. Fothergill, Mayor Harry Jermyn, Rev. David Marshall, Earl Fairman, George Munns, Russl VanHorne, and Jack ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing Reverend David Marshall addressing the crowd at the dedication of Coronation Park. The park dedication was part of the centennial celebrations. Left to right: R.A. ...
  • Whitby Centennial Cake, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing E.L. Pritchard and G. McTaggart constructing the cake for the Whitby Centennial celebrations. The cake, with electric candles, was placed at Whitby's Four Corners for the Centennial. It was built in the Port Whitby Fire Hall and made of a piece of plywood that was ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing E.L. Pritchard and G. McTaggart constructing the cake for the Whitby Centennial celebrations. The cake, with electric candles, was placed at Whitby's Four Corners for ...
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Winners, 1955
    Image       Black and white photograph showing the winners of the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest. From left to right: Gordon Davis (thickest beard), Lyman Hess (beard of quality), Doug Allan (longest beard).
    Image     Black and white photograph showing the winners of the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest. From left to right: Gordon Davis (thickest beard), Lyman Hess (beard of quality), Doug Allan (longest beard).
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest, 1955
    Image       A black and white photograph showing Peggy Greenfield in period costume before the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
    Image     A black and white photograph showing Peggy Greenfield in period costume before the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestant, 1955
    Image       A black and white photograph showing Gord Neal a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
    Image     A black and white photograph showing Gord Neal a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestant, 1955
    Image       A black and white photograph showing Ross Bryant a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
    Image     A black and white photograph showing Ross Bryant a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestant, 1955
    Image       A black and white photograph showing Doug Allen a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
    Image     A black and white photograph showing Doug Allen a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestant, 1955
    Image       A black and white photograph showing Ernie Stafford a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
    Image     A black and white photograph showing Ernie Stafford a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestant, 1955
    Image       A black and white photograph showing Hugh Simms a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
    Image     A black and white photograph showing Hugh Simms a contestant in the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Brock Street decorated for the Whitby Centennial. Banners and ribbons decorate the street. View looking south from Dundas Street.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Brock Street decorated for the Whitby Centennial. Banners and ribbons decorate the street. View looking south from Dundas Street.
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Whitby Centennial, 1955


Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.