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  • Tovell Farm on Dundas.
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    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • F.R. Powell Family Farm Photographs
    Image       Handprinted below the photograph of the people is, "F.R. Powell, Muriel, Mary, Ernie Irvine." I think this label might be incorrect, though, as Ernie Irvine was a younger man, about the same age as Frank. I suggest the older man in the driver's seat of the car is Frank's father, ...
    Image     Handprinted below the photograph of the people is, "F.R. Powell, Muriel, Mary, Ernie Irvine." I think this label might be incorrect, though, as Ernie Irvine was a younger man, about ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Thirsty Farmer, Wilbert Biggar
    Image       Wilbert Henry Biggar was a hard working farmer with a renowned mixed farm. He was also Halton County Council Reeve, representing Trafalgar Township. His grandfather, Michael L. Bigger had been the Deputy Reeve - Oakville on the Halton County Council earlier in 1890-1891, and his father, Albert, had also held ...
    Image     Wilbert Henry Biggar was a hard working farmer with a renowned mixed farm. He was also Halton County Council Reeve, representing Trafalgar Township. His grandfather, Michael L. Bigger had been ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Threshing Machine
    Image       A Will Neilson threshing machine blowing straw in a building which is a machine shop now. circa. 1939 or 1940.
    Image     A Will Neilson threshing machine blowing straw in a building which is a machine shop now. circa. 1939 or 1940.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Gordon Brigden's Gladiola Harvester
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  • John A. Ford
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  • Threshing at Gibson's, Sept 4, 1905
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  • Century Old Home - Elmbank Farm, Tovell Brothers - page 2 - by Margaret Joubert, MAC, 1969.
    ImageText       This is the full text of page 2: History of the Tovell Home The home of the William Tovell family of Palermo was built about 1868. The first official finding of assessment was dated in 1868 and is on record in the Oakville Municipal Offices. The Tovell house is a ...
    ImageText     This is the full text of page 2: History of the Tovell Home The home of the William Tovell family of Palermo was built about 1868. The first official finding ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Horsing Around
    Image       This photo was likely taken on the Wettlaufer farm.
    Image     This photo was likely taken on the Wettlaufer farm.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Sisters Hettie & Jennie Munn
    Image       Hettie and her older sister Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony at the church in Munn's Corners in 1883. Jennie went out west to live in Manitoba with her husband W.H. Reid. The family says they went "west with William Henry Spearin". In 1898, Hettie and her husband, Albert ...
    Image     Hettie and her older sister Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony at the church in Munn's Corners in 1883. Jennie went out west to live in Manitoba with her ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 1958 Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Grading and Purchase of Wool
    ImageTextmystery       A copy of the farmer's, Mr. J. C. Cunningham of Hornby in Halton County, Ontario, sale of wool to the Canadian Co-Operativve Wool Growers Limited company. The company representative was Mr. A.N. Stark and the grader signed his name, "Fraser".
    ImageTextmystery     A copy of the farmer's, Mr. J. C. Cunningham of Hornby in Halton County, Ontario, sale of wool to the Canadian Co-Operativve Wool Growers Limited company. The company representative was ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Belinda (Cronkrite) Bigger
    ImageText       Belinda Cronkrite Bigger
    ImageText     Belinda Cronkrite Bigger
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  • T.R. Lyon and Strawberries
    Image       Fruit farming was of great importance to Oakville in the early 20th century. Oakville strawberries gained a reputation for being of superior quality and size.
    Image     Fruit farming was of great importance to Oakville in the early 20th century. Oakville strawberries gained a reputation for being of superior quality and size.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Cliffview Farm
    Imagemystery       The newspaper death notice for George W. Mayer who died at Cliffview Farm, Oakville on Friday, October 4, 1935 appeared in the Canadian Champion. A similar notice appeared in the Acton Free Press including his age of 81 years old when he died. This means his birth date was in ...
    Imagemystery     The newspaper death notice for George W. Mayer who died at Cliffview Farm, Oakville on Friday, October 4, 1935 appeared in the Canadian Champion. A similar notice appeared in the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Oscar Pridmore and Ron Powell, Haying, 1920s
    ImageText       Ron and Oscar were neighbours and through marriage, related. Ron and Ruth (Cullingworth) Powell farmed the "old Caverhill" farm on 4th Line and Upper Middle Road. Haying in the 1920s.
    ImageText     Ron and Oscar were neighbours and through marriage, related. Ron and Ruth (Cullingworth) Powell farmed the "old Caverhill" farm on 4th Line and Upper Middle Road. Haying in the 1920s.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Fox House, July 2015
    Image       2457 Dundas Street West, Oakville is on Lot 30 Concession 1, NDS Trafalgar Township. The Crown Patent for all 200 acres of Lot 30 was issued to John Shaw in 1808. In 1876, three quarters of an acre in the southeast corner were sold by William Henry Hagar for a ...
    Image     2457 Dundas Street West, Oakville is on Lot 30 Concession 1, NDS Trafalgar Township. The Crown Patent for all 200 acres of Lot 30 was issued to John Shaw in ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Lois, Martha, Kathryn Biggar at Glenclare Farm
    Image       The girls are feeding the turkeys at Glenclare Farm, their home. The picture was taken circa 1934.
    Image     The girls are feeding the turkeys at Glenclare Farm, their home. The picture was taken circa 1934.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Glenclare Farm Truck
    ImageText       Truck Door: W.H. Biggar. Truck Side Panel: Glenclare Farm Oakville.
    ImageText     Truck Door: W.H. Biggar. Truck Side Panel: Glenclare Farm Oakville.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Team Levelling Field At Glenclare Farm
    Image       Preparing the field for planting. The wooden scraper is just for levelling the field. It can't deal with rocks because it is just a wooden board and has no metal edge to protect it. Glenclare Farm was Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar. This land had been settled by Michael ...
    Image     Preparing the field for planting. The wooden scraper is just for levelling the field. It can't deal with rocks because it is just a wooden board and has no metal ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Binding Hay At Glenclare Farm
    Image       Wilbert Biggar is driving the tractor and grandson Harold Biggar can be seen on the hay binder, Hettie Biggar is to our right behind the tractor. The hay binder takes the hay, bundles it into a sheaf and ties binder twine around it. Harold has put his hat on a ...
    Image     Wilbert Biggar is driving the tractor and grandson Harold Biggar can be seen on the hay binder, Hettie Biggar is to our right behind the tractor. The hay binder takes ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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