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  • 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.
  • Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing Whitby Town Hall decorated for the Centennial celebrations. The banner on the building reads, 'The Old Home Welcomes all its Sons and Daughters'. Town Hall was located at Brock and Colborne Streets.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Whitby Town Hall decorated for the Centennial celebrations. The banner on the building reads, 'The Old Home Welcomes all its Sons and Daughters'. Town Hall ...
  • Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955
    Image       Black and white negative showing George Hamers Plumbing and Heating store decorated for the Whitby Centennial. The store was located on the west side of Brock and Colborne Streets, numbers 210-214 Brock Street South.
    Image     Black and white negative showing George Hamers Plumbing and Heating store decorated for the Whitby Centennial. The store was located on the west side of Brock and Colborne Streets, numbers ...
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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Whitby Centennial, 1955


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