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Bethel-Zion Women's Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1912-

Bethel-Zion Women's Institute was organized in Phillipston, Ontario, in January 1912.

Principal Investments Ltd.

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1961

Principal Investments Ltd. was a general construction firm based in Toronto, Ontario.

Belleville Weavers and Spinners Guild

  • Corporate body
  • 1956-

The Belleville Weavers Guild was established in February 1956 by Hazel Hayes, Ida Godden, Florence Ayling, Helen Sulman, Lil Watson, Lily Moult, and Janet Gilroy. Its aim was to "further interest in weaving by sharing ideas and information and by planned programs.” The organization's interests were expanded to include spinning, felting, dyeing and basketry and the word Spinners was added to the name in 1982. By 2002 the Guild's membership had grown to 80 members.

Hastings County Historical Society. Building Research Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1977-1992

The Building Research Committee was a group of the Hastings County Historical Society which researched the history of buildings, mostly in Belleville. It was originally called the Historic Structures Committee. The work of the group resulted in the publication of two illustrated volumes called 'Belleville's Heritage', published in 1978 and 1983. In 1991 Heritage Belleville produced the Heritage Buildings East of the Moira River volume, which also grew out of the activities of this committee. A second edition was published in 2012 and the volume was made available on the Internet Archive in 2024.

Belleville Advertiser

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-1977

The Belleville Advertiser was a newspaper published in Belleville, Ontario.

Stirling News-Argus

  • Corporate body
  • 1879-

The Stirling News-Argus was a newspaper published in Stirling, Ontario. The first publisher of the paper was John H. Thompson. Other owners were:

  • 1884-1924 James Currie
  • 1924-1926 Allen Donnell
  • 1926-1934 A. E. Dobbie
  • 1934-1964 H. R. Tompkins
  • 1964- [?] Robert and Helen Hulin

Belleville Lawn Bowling Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1908-

A meeting was held at Shire Hall in Belleville on 16 July 1908 for the purpose of organizing a Lawn Bowling Club. In August 1908 The Daily Intelligencer reported that the club met on "Mr. E. G. [Ephraim George] Sills' lawn." In 1909 John Taylor sold the club lots 1 and 2 on the west side of William Street, Belleville, where it remained until moving to Yeomans Street in 1932. In 2020 it moved to 69 Centre Street, part of the Hillcrest Park development.

Belleville Cemetery Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1872-

The Belleville Cemetery Company was established at a meeting in the Town Hall of Belleville, Ontario, held on 12 October 1872.

Foxboro Cheese Factory

  • Corporate body
  • 1898-1961

The Foxboro Cheese Factory was incorporated in 1898 under founders John A. Holgate, James W. Gay, Robert Fenn, Thomas Leslie, William Goswell, Joseph Waldron, Hubert Hawley. It was located in Thurlow Township, County of Hastings, Ontario at 244 Ashley Street, Foxboro. The factory stood until a fire destroyed it in 1906, after which the factory's operations shifted to the Eclipse Cheese Factory for approximately one year until a new facility could be built. Hoping to gain a larger influence in the industry, the company joined the Cheese Factory Patrons Association.

After World War II, the factory saw that the British economy, which it been dependent on for exports, was no longer a viable option. As it rebuilt its own economic and social infrastructure in the wake of the destruction, the Foxboro Cheese Factory shifted its focus to the United States. It encouraged vendors to increasingly focus on targeting American tourists domestically, while updating their packaging to attract new customers and open new markets for export. The postwar period also proved to be a boon for the artisan value of Foxboro, as their reputation for quality was renowned. Foxboro Cheesemaker Horace Palmer scored the highest average scoring in Central Ontario for his cheeses in the late 1940s, culminating in the 1949 award for the best quality cheese in Eastern Ontario, which helped bring esteem and financial gain for the cooperative.

As operating costs and regional competition increased, which drove their market share down, Foxboro Cheese Factory's revenues decreased. This resulted in the company ceasing operations at the end of 1961. As part of the effort to maximize shareholders tenders, the cheesemaker's house was sold to Hans Laubert for 2,100 Canadian Dollars, whereas the factory, land, and equipment was sold to W.D. Cook. In 1961 Harold Elliott built and opened the new Foxboro Cheese Factory on 516 Harmony Rd, Corbyville. This factory eventually became Thurlow Township fire hall and is now the Gerry Masterson Community Centre.

Shield Newspaper Group

  • Corporate body
  • 2004-2006

Shield Newspaper Group published local newspapers in the Peterborough, Northumberland, and Hastings area from 2004 to 2006.

Griffin Opera House

  • Corporate body
  • 1884-1933

The opera house at the southwest corner of Church and Bridge Street East opened in 1884 and operated under various names (the Belleville Opera House, Queen's Opera House, Carman Opera House, and finally the Griffin Opera House or Griffin Theatre). It was demolished in 1933.

Quinte West Public Library

  • Corporate body
  • 2004-

The main branch of the Quinte West Public Library opened at Creswell Drive in Trenton in 2004. Its predecessor was the Trenton Memorial Public Library at 18 Albert Street.

Stephens-Adamson Manufacturing Company, Belleville

  • Corporate body
  • 1927-2013

Stephens Adamson (a firm with headquarters in Aurora, Illinois) took over the Marsh Engineering Works site on Franklin Street in Belleville in 1927. The firm specialized in the manufacture of conveying systems. The Franklin Street site was closed in 2013.

The work of the firm was taken over by Metso Minerals Inc.

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