Burford Years Ago

By: Clayton Barker

1940’s view of King Street Burford, looking east. On the right is what is now the Log House restaurant, which was still Wingrove’s Confectionery and lunch counter when this photo was taken. The former Sibbick’s Antiques building (behind the pole) which was demolished around 2017, was a barber shop, however because I do not know the exact date of this photo it could have either been Harold Chamber’s shop (1932 to 1942) or Alf Miller’s (1942 to 1963). Next, on the right is the Starlite Garage, owned and operated by Wm. McInally (1930 to 1950). It was also referred to as the “Central Garage” and other mechanics operated it, over the years, though McInally’s or Harold Merrill (1956 to 1964) may have owned it. Beyond that, you can see the old Cornish House hotel, which was more of a multi-use commercial building after the Dunn’s sold it. (Photo from Clayton Barker’s personal collection).

The Brantford Expositor
Oct. 1st, 1942

Scotland Woman Realize Gratifying Sum to Purchase Jam – SCOTLAND – A moving picture, “The Million Dollar Baby,” was presented in the Masonic Hall, Friday night, under the auspices of the Women’s Institute. A gratifying sum was realized to be used to purchase jam for Britain.
The annual Thank offering meeting of the First Baptist Church was held, with Mrs. H. Burtch conducting. A song was given by the Mission Band Girls and an organ obbligato by Mrs. L.J. Stuart. Miss Slack, guest speaker, told of her work among new Canadians. Refreshments were served…

BURFORD – Wednesday afternoon, members of the Dorcas Class met at the home of Mrs. T. Gould for quilting. One quilt was nearly completed, and another finished and bound. Refreshments were served and a number of the ladies stayed to quilt in the evening.
The Burford United Church Mission Band opened Monday afternoon for the Fall and Winter Work. Miss Florence Fraser was in charge. The theme of the study was “We Worship Together, “and was taken by Gordon Chambers. Plans were made to make a worship centre as one of the projects for this year. The story, “Cora makes a Resolution, “was followed by the Mission Band Purpose in unison…

Pte. Clifford McIntyre, Wounded Overseas, Has Now Arrived Home – Wounded in the right leg and left arm when he was machine-gunned by the pilot of a Messerschmitt, Pte. Clifford McIntyre, 34, has arrived home in Kelvin, still under hospitalization.
A former tobacco grower, and the father of two children, he was a cook with a light anti-aircraft battery, but was lending a hand to man a gun on the south coast of England when a Nazi swooped down and machine-gunned the crew. Some were killed. Several were wounded…

The Brantford Expositor
Oct. 6th, 1942

Reserve Halloween for the Rebekah Dance, which will be held in the Barnea Hall, on Monday, October 31. Complete details will be announced later.
Mr. And Mrs. Thos. Dunn announced the engagement of their daughter Anne to Mr. W. I. Brohman, of Brantford. The marriage to take place early in October.
We have been informed that Mr. Andrew Wise has not purchased a farm, as was reported in last week’s issue of the Advance. He states that he will continue to conduct his business at the same stand.
The opening meeting of the Young People’s Society of the United Church was held on Monday evening, and plans were made for interesting and profitable meetings to be held during the coming months.
Rev. G. C. Raymer will officiate at the anniversary services being held at Kelvin on Sunday next, and the Rev. Mercer of that district will take charge of Rev. Raymer’s Circuit here, preaching in the Burford United Church, Sunday evening.

For Sale – 10 pure-bred Shropshire Ewes, Apply, Fred Ludlow, R.R. No, 4, Brantford. Phone 81
Ring 31.
Notice – ‘Mr. Pursall, of the Heintzman & Co., of Brantford will be in Burford each week during October for the purpose of tuning pianos. Orders left at The Advance Office will receive p0rompt attention….

The Brantford Expositor
Nov. 2nd, 1942

Drive Enters “Home Stretch”- Two weeks ‘Subscription $4,007,00
With two weeks of the drive behind them, Brant County’s Third Victory Loan campaign canvassers were out on the job today, first day of the final week, to write orders for a minimum of $600,000 worth of Victory Bonds, so that the Brant County quota of $4, 650,000 can be reached….

Burford Years Ago

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