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  • Plan of the Burford Station Yard, 1890
    Image       This 1890 plan shows the Burford Station Yard. It was prepared by Joseph Hobson, Chief Engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway Drawing Office in Hamilton. The station yard was located on Lots 4 and 5 of Concession 7, with Burford Road running through the tracks. This picture is Zoomify enabled! ...
    Image     This 1890 plan shows the Burford Station Yard. It was prepared by Joseph Hobson, Chief Engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway Drawing Office in Hamilton. The station yard was located ...
  • Brantford, Norfolk & Port Burwell Railway Profile of Burford Township, 1880
    Image       This 1880 plan was prepared by the Brantford, Norfolk and Port Burwell Railway as an overview of Burford Township, possibly with the intent of preparing a railway line. It begins at the Brantford/Burford townline and continues through the entirety of Burford Township to the Burford/North Norwich townline. This picture is ...
    Image     This 1880 plan was prepared by the Brantford, Norfolk and Port Burwell Railway as an overview of Burford Township, possibly with the intent of preparing a railway line. It begins ...
  • George Leslie Havens Discharge Certificate, 1945
    Text       This certificate was issued in 1945 to George Leslie Havens to confirm his discharge from the Canadian Army at the conclusion of World War II. He served in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and the Central Mediterranean Area and was a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery. The included photograph ...
    Text     This certificate was issued in 1945 to George Leslie Havens to confirm his discharge from the Canadian Army at the conclusion of World War II. He served in Canada, the ...
  • John Ashworth Havens Discharge Certificate, 1919
    Text       This certificate was issued in 1919 to John Ashworth Havens to confirm his discharge from the Canadian Army due to an injury sustained on June 4th, 1918 during World War I. He had enlisted on April 1, 1916 and was a member of the 98th Battalion. He served in England ...
    Text     This certificate was issued in 1919 to John Ashworth Havens to confirm his discharge from the Canadian Army due to an injury sustained on June 4th, 1918 during World War ...
  • Robert Bertram Havens Discharge Certificate, 1945
    Text       This certificate was issued in 1945 to Robert Bertram Havens to confirm his discharge from the Canadian Army to return to civilian life following his demobilization at the conclusion of World War II. He had enlisted on September 18, 1939 and served in the United Kingdom, France, the Central Mediterranean ...
    Text     This certificate was issued in 1945 to Robert Bertram Havens to confirm his discharge from the Canadian Army to return to civilian life following his demobilization at the conclusion of ...
  • Grand Trunk Railway Wreck, Burford, c. 1905-1909
    Imagecomment       This postcard, c. 1905-1909, depicts a major wreck of a Grand Trunk Railway car in Burford. This is card 4 of a set that includes other views of the same accident. The postcard was printed by E.A. Burns of Burford. This postcard was provided by Jim Havens from his personal ...
    Imagecomment     This postcard, c. 1905-1909, depicts a major wreck of a Grand Trunk Railway car in Burford. This is card 4 of a set that includes other views of the same ...
  • The Spectator: Burford High School Yearbook, 1930
    Text       This 1930 yearbook has information about the graduating class of Burford High School. It covers their activities and a wide variety of other subjects in many articles contributed by the students themselves. It also includes a list of graduating students from 1928-1930, and several photographs of students and student activities.
    Text     This 1930 yearbook has information about the graduating class of Burford High School. It covers their activities and a wide variety of other subjects in many articles contributed by the ...
  • Schools of Burford Township, 1947-1969
    TextImage       This binder contains profiles of all of the schools in use in the Burford Township school system between 1947 - 1969. Each school has a short description and a photograph. This collection was compiled for the Burford Public Library by Edna Telfer.
    TextImage     This binder contains profiles of all of the schools in use in the Burford Township school system between 1947 - 1969. Each school has a short description and a photograph. ...
  • The Hamlet of Woodbury
    Textcomment       This binder contains information on the hamlet of Woodbury, which is located in the former Township of Burford, Ontario. It focuses on relatively recent history, and is arranged around three landmarks: Woodbury Public School Woodbury Church Woodbury General Store In addition to Betty Ames's own writing this binder contains articles ...
    Textcomment     This binder contains information on the hamlet of Woodbury, which is located in the former Township of Burford, Ontario. It focuses on relatively recent history, and is arranged around three ...
  • Burford Street Scene, c. 1927
    Imagecomment       This photo, taken c. 1927, shows King St. in Burford, Ontario. It is from the Fred F. Balsdon fonds, which is held by and was digitized by Library and Archives Canada.
    Imagecomment     This photo, taken c. 1927, shows King St. in Burford, Ontario. It is from the Fred F. Balsdon fonds, which is held by and was digitized by Library and Archives ...
  • F.F. Balsdon Garage, Burford, ca. 1925
    Image       This photo shows F.F. Balsdon's Garage in Burford, Ontario, c. 1925. It is from the Fred F. Balsdon fonds, which is held by and was digitized by Library and Archives Canada.
    Image     This photo shows F.F. Balsdon's Garage in Burford, Ontario, c. 1925. It is from the Fred F. Balsdon fonds, which is held by and was digitized by Library and Archives ...
  • King St., Burford, c. 1927
    Image       This photo shows King St. in Burford, c. 1927. It is from the Fred F. Balsdon fonds, which is held by and was digitized by Library and Archives Canada.
    Image     This photo shows King St. in Burford, c. 1927. It is from the Fred F. Balsdon fonds, which is held by and was digitized by Library and Archives Canada.
  • John Patton's Residence, Burford, Ontario, c. 1923-24
    Image       This photo shows John Patton's home with several people in front of it in Burford, Ontario c. 1923-24.
    Image     This photo shows John Patton's home with several people in front of it in Burford, Ontario c. 1923-24.
  • Strawberries at J. Smith's Farm, Burford, Ontario, c. 1923-24
    Image       This photo shows J. Smith's strawberry farm in Burford, Ontario c. 1923-24.
    Image     This photo shows J. Smith's strawberry farm in Burford, Ontario c. 1923-24.
  • Yates Family Plaque
    ImageText       IN COMMEMORATION OF JARVIS YATES AND SON JAMES OF HANLEY, ENGLAND, WHO WERE THE FIRST SETTLERS ON THIS FARM 1845 NAMING IT HATCHLEY PLACE. THIS STONE ERECTED BY JOHN L. YATES SON OF JAMES YATES 1940
    ImageText     IN COMMEMORATION OF JARVIS YATES AND SON JAMES OF HANLEY, ENGLAND, WHO WERE THE FIRST SETTLERS ON THIS FARM 1845 NAMING IT HATCHLEY PLACE. THIS STONE ERECTED BY JOHN L. ...
  • William Merrill
    TextImage       William Merrill was born Feb. 27, 1817 in Batavia, New York. He was the fourth child of ten born to Baldwin and Mary Heath Merrill. In 1818, Baldwin moved the family to near Fort Erie, Canada. While living in Bertie Township, William was a member of the first Temperance Society. ...
    TextImage     William Merrill was born Feb. 27, 1817 in Batavia, New York. He was the fourth child of ten born to Baldwin and Mary Heath Merrill. In 1818, Baldwin moved the ...
  • Burford Congregational Church
    ImageText       Rev. James Nall was a missionary of the Congregational Foreign Mission Society of London, England in connection with the Congregational Union of England and Wales. In 1835 he organized a congregation of the Congregational Church in Burford. The church was started in 1837 and took two years to build due ...
    ImageText     Rev. James Nall was a missionary of the Congregational Foreign Mission Society of London, England in connection with the Congregational Union of England and Wales. In 1835 he organized a ...
  • King's Bakery Fire
    ImageText       The King's Bakery was a bakery and grocery store located at 123 King St. E, Burford, where the J.P. Harris Jewellers store now stands. It was destroyed by fire in December, 1952.
    ImageText     The King's Bakery was a bakery and grocery store located at 123 King St. E, Burford, where the J.P. Harris Jewellers store now stands. It was destroyed by fire in ...
  • Farming Reflections
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  • King Street, Burford, east from Post Office, c. 1923-24
    Image       KING STREET, BURFORD, LOOKING EAST FROM POST OFFICE. 1923.
    Image     KING STREET, BURFORD, LOOKING EAST FROM POST OFFICE. 1923.
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Burford Township Collection