Whitby Centennial, 1955


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  • Whitby Centennial Times-Gazette, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing James Ormiston (left) and Harry Rowland with the Centennial edition of the Daily Times-Gazette. The pair were photographed at Fairview Lodge. The newspaper was published 24 June 1955. James Ormiston was an editor for the Daily Times-Gazette.
    Image     Black and white negative showing James Ormiston (left) and Harry Rowland with the Centennial edition of the Daily Times-Gazette. The pair were photographed at Fairview Lodge. The newspaper was published ...
  • 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 Committee, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the members of the Whitby Centennial Committee in the Town Hall. Back row: Charles Chaytor, Dr. Ed MacMillan, Prof. L.G. Heimpel, Delbert Catherwood, E.A. Fairman, Fred James, William Mowat. Middle row: Forbes McEwen, John R. Frost, Fire Chief Bruce Corner, Grace Harris, Mrs. Inkpen, Mrs. ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing the members of the Whitby Centennial Committee in the Town Hall. Back row: Charles Chaytor, Dr. Ed MacMillan, Prof. L.G. Heimpel, Delbert Catherwood, E.A. Fairman, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Whitby Centennial Religious Service/Closing Ceremonies, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing a group of people attending a religious service in the auditorium of the Whitby District High School (Henry Street High School) during the official closing of the Centennial celebrations. A choir consisting of members from all of Whitby's churches provided the music.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a group of people attending a religious service in the auditorium of the Whitby District High School (Henry Street High School) during the official closing ...
  • 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 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 Teen Queen, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Judy Taft, the Teen Queen for the Whitby Centennial. At left is Deanna Strowger and Frances Zayette is at right.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Judy Taft, the Teen Queen for the Whitby Centennial. At left is Deanna Strowger and Frances Zayette is at right.
  • Whitby Centennial Beard Contest, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the three winners of the Whitby Centennial Beard Growing Contest. Left to right: Gordon Davis (thickest beard), Lyman Hess (beard of quality), Doug Allan (longest beard).
    Image     Black and white negative showing the three winners of the Whitby Centennial Beard Growing Contest. Left to right: Gordon Davis (thickest beard), Lyman Hess (beard of quality), Doug Allan (longest ...
  • Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Whitby residents dressed in costume for the Centennial celebrations. This photograph was taken in the Whitby Community Arena.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Whitby residents dressed in costume for the Centennial celebrations. This photograph was taken in the Whitby Community Arena.
  • 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 Soap Box Derby Winners, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the winners of the Kinsmen Club Soap Box Derby that was held during the Centennial celebrations. The race was held on Mary Street. Left to right: Barry Watson (winner boys under 16), Reg McGahey (Kinsmen Club president), Donnie Mitchell (junior winner).
    Image     Black and white negative showing the winners of the Kinsmen Club Soap Box Derby that was held during the Centennial celebrations. The race was held on Mary Street. Left to ...
  • Whitby Centennial Officials, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Centennial officials dressed in period costume. Left to right: Terrance Moore (president of the Chamber of Commerce), Kay Dawson (Feature Artist at Industrial Dinner), Councillor Stu Roblin.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Centennial officials dressed in period costume. Left to right: Terrance Moore (president of the Chamber of Commerce), Kay Dawson (Feature Artist at Industrial Dinner), Councillor ...
  • Whitby Centennial Yacht Race Trophy Presentation, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Whitby Chamber of Commerce president, Terrance Moore (left), presenting a trophy to L. Rae of the Queen City Yacht Club of Toronto. Rae won the Centennial Yacht Race with his boat, the Valhalla.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Whitby Chamber of Commerce president, Terrance Moore (left), presenting a trophy to L. Rae of the Queen City Yacht Club of Toronto. Rae won the ...
  • Presentation of James Rowe Painting, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Bill Lawler (centre)of Whitby presenting a portrait of his great-grandfather, James Rowe (1799-1869), the first mayor of Whitby, to the current Mayor, Harry Jermyn. The presentation took place the Town Hall. James Rowe became the first mayor of Whitby in 1855. Left to right: Harry ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing Bill Lawler (centre)of Whitby presenting a portrait of his great-grandfather, James Rowe (1799-1869), the first mayor of Whitby, to the current Mayor, Harry Jermyn. The ...
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestants, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the contestants of the Centennail Beard-Growing contest. The group is standing on the south-west corner of Brock and Dundas Streets. From left to right: Oakley St. Pierre, Alex Scott, Ernest Stafford, Pat McClosky, Ross Bryant, Lyman Hess, Bob Sherman, Bill Hurley, Ivor Davy, Ernie Waltham.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the contestants of the Centennail Beard-Growing contest. The group is standing on the south-west corner of Brock and Dundas Streets. From left to right: Oakley ...
  • Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestants, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the contestants of the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest sitting on the steps of the post office at Dundas and Brock Streets. Back row: Warren Mowat, Bob Sherman, Doug Allen, Hugh Simms, Ernie Waltham, Alex Scott. Centre row: Ivor Davy, Lyman Hess, Ross Bryant, Oakley St. ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing the contestants of the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest sitting on the steps of the post office at Dundas and Brock Streets. Back row: Warren Mowat, ...
  • Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Benevolent Rebekah Lodge float at Centennial Park following the Centennial Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Benevolent Rebekah Lodge float at Centennial Park following the Centennial Parade.
  • Whitby Centennial Queen, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Whitby Centennial Queen, Mrs Harriette Jane Wilson (nee Pringle). Harriette Wilson (1863-1957)was, at the age of 91, Whitby's oldest native born resident at the time of the Centennial celebrations. Left to right in the car: Miss Ryan, Hariette Wilson, Mrs Stiner. The three women ...
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Whitby Centennial Queen, Mrs Harriette Jane Wilson (nee Pringle). Harriette Wilson (1863-1957)was, at the age of 91, Whitby's oldest native born resident at the ...
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Whitby Centennial, 1955


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