Looking Back 60 Years Ago in North Simcoe January 23rd to the 30th 1955

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  • Canadian Name Plate president Gordon Moss announces public open house, plant employs 150
  • County councillors consider boarding elderly in private homes rather than providing a central facility, subsidize half the cost up to $30.00/month
  • Clerk of Medonte Township for 56 years, Thomas Duncan Robinson dies at 88, a Canadian record for public service in this position
  • Advocate payment terms for fines in lieu of jail time
  • County council sends a deputation to Ottawa looking for federal aid for Hurricane Hazel damage
  • Albert Lepage claims new scoot built in the back of Pete Lepage’s garage will go over the ice at more than 100 miles per hour
  • Henry Hawkes, 63 year old night watchman at Nameplate dies of injuries sustained at work last week


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Mrs Dorothy (Bruce) Spicer examines an air mail letter from her mother Mrs. E Glover of Brighouse York England mailed December 21st. The letter went missing with hundreds of others when the BOAC stratoliner crashed at Preswick Scotland Christmas Day with the loss of 28 lives. Mrs. Ken (May) Williams looks on. Note the edges of the letter are scorched.

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Local sea cadet officials were pleased with the turnout of parents for the reorganisation of RCSCC Huron, O.S. Robert Fournier shows his parents Mr. & Mrs. Henry Fournier of Penetanguishene the functioning of his rifle.

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Robbie Burns night dinner held by the men’s club of Knox Presbyterian Church in Midland. Location, church auditorium on Hugel Ave., John Dalyrmple club president, Rev Len Self, Mrs. Bill Manson serving the haggis while Mary Robertson looks on.

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Midland’s Intermediate “C” OBA basketball team winds up the regular schedule this weekend with games against Owen Sound and Base Borden. Seated, Charles Day, Mel Windover and Ed Gamna. Standing, Russ Cadeau, Forbes MacKenzie, John Powers and Tim Lethbridge. Absent Ted Smith, Don West and Allen James. Jerseys show names of local business sponsors, H.J. Thompson & Sons, James Bath, R.E. Simpsons and the Diana Tea Room.

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