Stonehaven's Aviation Garden Party, June 1936


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Creator:
Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Negatives
Description:
A black and white negative of guests at Stonehaven's aviation garden party hosted by G. Norman and Kathleen Irwin. Stonehaven can be seen on the right of the photograph.
Notes:
G. Norman Irwin (1903-1983) was owner and operator of Red Wing Orchards located at Highway 2 and Lakeridge Road from the late 1920s until 1983. His residence at the orchard was known as Stonehaven. Red Wing Orchards got its name from G. Norman Irwin's plane which had red wings. The orchard is currently Highland Farms, Ajax.

During the 1930s, G. Norman Irwin and his wife, Kathleen, would host an annual "flying tea party" where members of Toronto's flying club would fly to Stonehaven for tea. Some of the guests would land their planes on the private landing strip behind the house.

Marjorie Georgina Ruddy (1908-1980) was a prominent Whitby photographer and the only commercial photographer in Whitby during the 1930s and 1940s. Marjorie was the official photographer for the Whitby Police Department starting in the 1930s and as a result took many photographs of car accidents, fingerprints and crime scenes. (Station Gallery. Whitby Through the Lens Photographs by Marjorie G. Ruddy, 1935-1948. Whitby: Station Gallery, 2010.)
Date of Original:
June 1936
Dimensions:
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Ruddy, Marjorie ; Irwin, G. Norman ; Irwin, Kathleen
Local identifier:
A2013_040_195A
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8706663257354 Longitude: -78.9906513012695
Creative Commons licence:
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Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Stonehaven's Aviation Garden Party, June 1936, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_195A.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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Stonehaven's Aviation Garden Party, June 1936


A black and white negative of guests at Stonehaven's aviation garden party hosted by G. Norman and Kathleen Irwin. Stonehaven can be seen on the right of the photograph.