The Burford Post Office Building: Part 2 Over two centuries ago, when Burford was part of a vast wilderness in the newly settled Province of Upper Canada, there wasn’t a special building dedicated to the Postal service. Only a log constructed dwelling of an early settler, which also served as […]

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Burford, January 29th, 1925 OYSTER SUPPER AND DANCE: Reserve Wednesday evening, February 4th for the oyster supper and dance, under the auspices of the Burford Lodge of Canadian Order of Foresters, in the Barnea Hall. Supper will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 o’clock. Good music will be provided throughout […]

Burford Years Ago

Burford, January 5th, 1950 ONE RELIEF CASE IN BURFORD TOWNSHIP: At the inaugural meeting of the Burford Township Council, Relief Officer W. H. Pinnock reported there was only one family on relief in the Township.      Mr. Pinnock also reported on the Police Protection of the municipality during the past […]

Burford Years Ago – January 2021

By: Clayton Barker Burford, February 1st, 1941 BURFORD H.S. HELD ENJOYABLE ‘AT HOME’ BURFORD-Responding to invitations extended by Principal A.E. Judge and teaching staff of the Burford District High School, a large number of ex-students, the official Board, and friends joined with the students of the school Friday evening for […]

Burford Years Ago – January 2021

By: Clayton Barker 1957 advertisement for Neil Young and Sons farm implement dealership and service garage, at what is now 77 King Street East, Burford. Burford, Dec. 5th, 1957 SANTA CLAUS COMING TO BURFORD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th:Santa Claus will be coming to Burford on Saturday afternoon, December 14th. Arrangements for […]

Burford Years Ago

By: Clayton Barker View of a group of people working in the fields picking beans, c1914-18, this barn stood north of Burford village in the middle of the field on the east side of Maple Ave. (photo from Clayton Barker’s personal collection). Burford,Sept. 20th, 1917 THEY SHALL NOT PASS:The Immortal […]

Burford Years Ago

By: Clayton Barker 1914 Horse-drawn corn binder, post card photo fromClayton Barker’s personal collection. ….There’s a humming on the cable, there’s a whisper in the air, There’s message stirring each Canadian heart. Once more old England’s calling as she bids her sons prepare, to save the world and play a […]

Burford Years Ago

By: Clayton Barker Burford, August 6th, 1914 MILITARY BAND CONCERT AND TATOO, AT BURFORD TO-NIGHT Local Regiments Are In Readiness.:(Brantford Courier Aug 5)Col. M. F. Muir of the 25th Brant Dragoons announced to-day that the regiment was being recruited up to war strength, “If we are needed every man is […]

Burford Years Ago

By: Clayton Barker 1940’s the Burford Armoury. Note the cannons in the front and the white-painted posts along William Street (St. William today). Photo from Clayton Barker’s personal collection. The Brantford ExpositorNov. 2nd, 1942 BURFORD TOWNSHIP EXCEEDS OBJECTIVE:It was announced at Victory Loan headquarters this afternoon at 2:45 p.m., that […]

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 […]

Burford Years Ago

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