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Stovin, William Horace 'Bill'

  • Person
  • 1920-2011

Bill Stovin was born in Unity, Saskatchewan in 1920 and gained early experience in radio in CHSC, based in the dispensary of his father's pharmacy. He worked at CKSO in Sudbury, Ontario, before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, where he served as a Signal Technical Officer in England, finishing his service as a Flight Lieutenant Commanding Officer at RAF Dunkirk in Kent and RAF Fairlight in Sussex. Stovin married Doreen Blackwell (1920-2013), a radar operator, in Cornwall, England in 1945. He was employed as the station manager of CJBQ in Belleville in January 1946, where he worked until returning to Saskatchewan in January 1959. He died in 2011.


  • Corporate body
  • 1950s-1970s

State glass exporter for Czechoslovakia.

The Radio Four

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1924

The Radio Four was a male quartet with members Dr. Allan Boyd Haffner, Arnold Thompson, Harry Moorman and Al Stillman, with accompanist Leo Riggs.

City of Belleville. Recreation, Culture, and Community Services department

  • Corporate body
  • 1949-

The Belleville Recreation Committee was established in 1949 with oversight of two playgrounds. By 1953 the committee had charge of eleven playgrounds and a number of recreation programs. It became Recreation and Arena Committee in 1966, and later the Parks and Recreation Department and then the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department.

Belch, Clifford John

  • Person
  • 1933-2020

Clifford Belch worked for the City of Belleville in its Recreation Department, then as the City's first Chief Administrative Officer and, in retirement, he served two terms as a Councillor.

Harley, John

  • Person
  • fl. 1980

John Harley was a student with an interest in Frankford, Ontario.

Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer (Deseronto)

  • Corporate body
  • 1876-

The first Presbyterian minister, Reverend Robert John Craig, was appointed in Mill Point (later Deseronto) in 1876. Construction began on a dedicated church building on George Street in Deseronto in 1881.

Dryden, Melissa Ann

  • Person
  • 1856-1945

Melissa Ann Irvine was born in Moira, Ontario, on 20 November 1856. She married James Dryden on 9 November 1881 and the couple had one daughter, Jennie, in 1888. Melissa died on 20 January 1945.

Dryden, James

  • Person
  • 1855-1921

James Dryden was born in Napanee, Ontario on 31 August 1855. He was a successful merchant in Deseronto and lived in the house to the north of the Post Office on Centre Street, later used as a funeral home. He married Melissa Ann Irvine on 9 November 1881 and they had one daughter, Jennie. James Dryden died on 7 September 1921.

Graham, Robert James

  • Person
  • 1860-1934

R. J. Graham had a business in dehydrating foods in Belleville, Ontario. He was mayor of the city between 1901 and 1903.

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.

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