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

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Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   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 celebrated its Centennial of incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of incorporation as a town from...
Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3...
Whitby Centennial Committee, 1955 
Image  May 1955,   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...
Whitby Centennial Youth Day, 1955 
Image  27 June 1955,   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...
Hugh Simms, 1955 
Image  30 May 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town...
Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   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 celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service, 1955 
Image  26 June 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service Parade, 1955 
Image  26 June 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial...
Whitby Centennial Mock Trial, 1955 
Image  28 June 1955,   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,...
Coronation Park Dedication, 1955 
Image  27 June 1955,   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...
Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service Parade, 1955 
Image  26 June 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation...
Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service, 1955 
Image  26 June 1955,   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 celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Religious Service/Closing Ceremonies, 1955 
Image  3 July 1955,   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...
Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955 
Image  26 June 1955,   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 celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955 
Image  7 July 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Beard Contest, 1955 
Image  2 July 1955,   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). Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Teen Queen, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   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 celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Celebrations, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   Black and white negative showing Whitby residents dressed in costume for the Centennial celebrations. This photograph was taken in the Whitby Community Arena. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Judy Taft, 1955 
Image  8 June 1955,   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. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Yacht Race Trophy Presentation, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   Black and white negative showing Whitby Chamber of Commerce president, Terrance Moore (left), presenting a trophy to L. Rae of the Queen City Yacht Club of Toronto. Rae won the Centennial Yacht Race with his boat, the Valhalla. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26...
Whitby Centennial Soap Box Derby Winners, 1955 
Image  29 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing the winners of the Kinsmen Club Soap Box Derby that was held during the Centennial celebrations. The race was held on Mary Street. Left to right: Barry Watson (winner boys under 16), Reg McGahey (Kinsmen Club president), Donnie Mitchell (junior winner). Whitby...
Whitby Centennial Officials, 1955 
Image  29 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing Centennial officials dressed in period costume. Left to right: Terrance Moore (president of the Chamber of Commerce), Kay Dawson (Feature Artist at Industrial Dinner), Councillor Stu Roblin. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June...
Whitby Centennial Queen, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   Black and white negative showing the Whitby Centennial Queen, Mrs Harriette Jane Wilson (nee Pringle). Harriette Wilson (1863-1957)was, at the age of 91, Whitby's oldest native born resident at the time of the Centennial celebrations. Left to right in the car: Miss Ryan, Hariette Wilson, Mrs...
Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestants, 1955 
Image  17 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing the contestants of the Centennail Beard-Growing contest. The group is standing on the south-west corner of Brock and Dundas Streets. From left to right: Oakley St. Pierre, Alex Scott, Ernest Stafford, Pat McClosky, Ross Bryant, Lyman Hess, Bob Sherman, Bill...
Presentation of James Rowe Painting, 1955 
Image  20 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing Bill Lawler (centre)of Whitby presenting a portrait of his great-grandfather, James Rowe (1799-1869), the first mayor of Whitby, to the current Mayor, Harry Jermyn. The presentation took place the Town Hall. James Rowe became the first mayor of Whitby in 1855....
Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   Black and white negative showing the Benevolent Rebekah Lodge float at Centennial Park following the Centennial Parade. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contestants, 1955 
Image  17 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing the contestants of the Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest sitting on the steps of the post office at Dundas and Brock Streets. Back row: Warren Mowat, Bob Sherman, Doug Allen, Hugh Simms, Ernie Waltham, Alex Scott. Centre row: Ivor Davy, Lyman Hess, Ross...
Whitby Centennial Times-Gazette, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   Black and white negative showing James Ormiston (left) and Harry Rowland with the Centennial edition of the Daily Times-Gazette. The pair were photographed at Fairview Lodge. The newspaper was published 24 June 1955. James Ormiston was an editor for the Daily Times-Gazette. Whitby celebrated its...
James Rowe Portrait, 1955 
Image  20 June 1955,   Black and white negative of the portrait of Whitby's first mayor, James Rowe. This painting was presented to the Town of Whitby by Bill Lawler (great-grandson of Rowe) on 20 June 1955. The portrait was painted in 1855. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3...
Whitby Centennial Cake, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   Black and white negative showing E.L. Pritchard and G. McTaggart constructing the cake for the Whitby Centennial celebrations. The cake, with electric candles, was placed at Whitby's Four Corners for the Centennial. It was built in the Port Whitby Fire Hall and made of a piece of plywood that was...
Whitby Centennial Beard-Growing Contest, 1955 
Image  14 March 1955,   Black and white negative showing Hugh Simms (left), the first person to enter the Beard-Growing Contest, and William Hurley, contest manager, standing in front of a contest poster. The Beard-Growing Contest started on 14 February and the judging occurred on 2 July 1955. Whitby celebrated its...
Whitby Centennial Decorations, 1955 
Image  June 1955,   Black and white negative showing the Four Corners decorated for the Centennial celebrations. Ribbons hang from the lamp posts. View from the Post Office looking north-east. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Drumhead Service Parade, 1955 
Image  26 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing the Legion Band leading the Durhmhead Service Parade along Brock Street to Centennial Park for the opening ceremonies of the Whitby Centennial. View looking north on Brock Street shows the buckle factory at left and the north-west corner of Brock and Gilbert...
Whitby Centennial and Birthday Presentation, 1955 
Image  29 July 1955,   Black and white negative showing Mrs. Barnes (1855-1955) receiving flowers from Mayor Harry Jermyn and John R. Frost, town clerk, on her 100th birthday. Mrs. Barnes's birthday occurred in the same year as the Whitby centennial. The photograph was taken in her home at the south-east corner of Athol...
Centennial Teen Queen Float, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   Black and white photograph showing the Centennial Teen Queen float for the Whitby Centennial parade. The photograph was taken in Centennial Park and shows Teen Queen, Judy Taft seated at centre. Her ladies-in-waiting were Deanna Strowger (left) and Frances Zayette. The flowers girls at front are...
Whitby Centennial, 1955 
Image  28 June 1955,   Black and white photograph. This image was taken following the Whitby Centennial mock trial outside of the post office. From left to right: Lorna Mesher, Stan Martin, and Ken Lee. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Centennial Costumes, 1955 
Image  15 June 1955,   Black and white negative showing a group of women dressed in costumes for the Whitby Centennial celebrations. The dresses were created by Eva Bartell of Brock St. S. Left to right: George Dragomotz, Doris Clarke, Carry Dragomotz, Helen Roteor. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as...
Mayor Harry Jermyn, 1955 
Image  July 1955,   Black and white negative showing Mayor Harry Jermyn on the phone with the Mayor of London, ON. London and Whitby both celebrated centennials in 1955. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.
Whitby Centennial Parade, 1955 
Image  1 July 1955,   Black and white negative showing John Greer dressed as a baby for the Whitby Centennial parade. He is holding a giant bottle. This photograph was taken at Centennial Park. Whitby celebrated its Centennial of Incorporation as a town from 26 June to 3 July 1955.

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