Whitby Centennial, 1955


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  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestant, June 17, 1955
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph showing a contestant from the Whitby Centennial beard growing contest.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph showing a contestant from the Whitby Centennial beard growing contest.
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a group of people in costume proceeding past the intersection of King and Dundas Streets during the Whitby Centennial parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a group of people in costume proceeding past the intersection of King and Dundas Streets during the Whitby Centennial parade.
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Whitby Centennial parade proceeding past the intersection of King and Dundas Streets.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Whitby Centennial parade proceeding past the intersection of King and Dundas Streets.
  • Whitby Centennial Birthday Cake, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the birthday cake created for Whitby's centennial. It was set up at the corner of Brock and Dundas Streets in front of the post office. That cake, built in the Port Whitby Fire Hall, had 100 electric candles on it and was made of a ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing the birthday cake created for Whitby's centennial. It was set up at the corner of Brock and Dundas Streets in front of the post office. ...
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a group of people in costume proceeding south on Brock Street past Colborne Street during the Whitby Centennial parade. Quinton's shoe store is visible in the background at left.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a group of people in costume proceeding south on Brock Street past Colborne Street during the Whitby Centennial parade. Quinton's shoe store is visible in ...
  • Coronation Park Dedication, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing people gathered at Coronation Park for its dedication during Whitby Centennial.
    Image     Black and white negative showing people gathered at Coronation Park for its dedication during Whitby Centennial.
  • Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the mock trial during the Whitby Centennial celebrations. The trial took place outside of the Public Utilities building at Brock and Colborne Streets. Left to right: Aime Rousseau, Bill Hurley, Lyman Hess, J.R. Kahn, Stan Martin.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the mock trial during the Whitby Centennial celebrations. The trial took place outside of the Public Utilities building at Brock and Colborne Streets. Left to ...
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a marching band proceeding east on Dundas Street at Centre Street during the Centennial parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a marching band proceeding east on Dundas Street at Centre Street during the Centennial parade.
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Teen Queen float proceeding south on Bock Street at Gilbert Street during the Centennial parade. Judy Taft was the Teen Queen. Her Ladies-in-Waiting were Deanna Strowger and Frances Zayette. The flower girls were Dene Dilling and Anne Cook.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Teen Queen float proceeding south on Bock Street at Gilbert Street during the Centennial parade. Judy Taft was the Teen Queen. Her Ladies-in-Waiting were ...
  • Whitby Centennial Queens, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the two queens of the Whitby Centennial standing on the grounds of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Byron and St. John Streets. Left to right: Harriett Wilson (nee Pringle), Judy Taft, Dene Dilling.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the two queens of the Whitby Centennial standing on the grounds of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Byron and St. John Streets. Left to right: ...
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Modern Hairdressing entry proceeding east on Dundas St. W. during the Whitby Centennial parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Modern Hairdressing entry proceeding east on Dundas St. W. during the Whitby Centennial parade.
  • 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. ...
  • Judy Taft, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative of Judy Taft holding the centennial crest. Judy Taft was the Centennial Teen Queen during the Centennial celebrations. She was the daughter of Claude Taft.
    Image     Black and white negative of Judy Taft holding the centennial crest. Judy Taft was the Centennial Teen Queen during the Centennial celebrations. She was the daughter of Claude Taft.
  • Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing members of the Whitby and visiting Legion branches assembling for the parade to the drumhead service at Centennial Park. The group is assembled at the Colborne Street School grounds at Colborne and Centre Streets.
    Image     Black and white negative showing members of the Whitby and visiting Legion branches assembling for the parade to the drumhead service at Centennial Park. The group is assembled at the ...
  • Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a crowd gathered in Centennial Park for the Legion Drumhead Service and official opening of the Whitby Centennial celebrations. View looking north-east towards Brock Street.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a crowd gathered in Centennial Park for the Legion Drumhead Service and official opening of the Whitby Centennial celebrations. View looking north-east towards Brock Street.
  • Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing employees of Eatons dressed in costume for the Centennial celebrations. Left to right: Irene Dafoe, Eunice Annan, Jessie Williams, Selna Middleton, Shirley French.
    Image     Black and white negative showing employees of Eatons dressed in costume for the Centennial celebrations. Left to right: Irene Dafoe, Eunice Annan, Jessie Williams, Selna Middleton, Shirley French.
  • Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a group of ladies dressed in costumes during the Whitby Centennial celebrations. They are posing in front of Fairview Lodge, in which they performed a program for the residents.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a group of ladies dressed in costumes during the Whitby Centennial celebrations. They are posing in front of Fairview Lodge, in which they performed a ...
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Whitby Centennial, 1955


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