Two photographs, a colouring book, a Quinte Weekly News newspaper of 22 December 1987 and 'What's Happening' magazine November/December 1993. The publications have features on the 'Santa's Village' Christmas display of Bruce and Marjorie Nickle of Marsh Street, Belleville, Ontario, set up in memory of Billy Foster. One photograph shows a snow-covered toadstool house and two gnomes, the other shows the 'Santa's Workshop' structure made by students of the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf.
Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.
Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.
The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.
Collection includes published annual reports of Deseronto Methodist Church for 1902, 1912, 1923 and 1924; souvenir booklet of the Methodist Church, 1911-1912; typewritten history of the Deseronto United Church from the 1860s up to 1976 (apparently extracted from minutes of the Board); newspaper clippings relating to church members and ministers, 1960s; a few photographs of church members, 1960s; printed orders of service 1970s-1980.
A map of the City of Belleville (with Trenton inset) featured in the September 20, 1961 issue of the Ontario Intelligencer. The map features houses that were open that week for viewing. At the bottom are sponsors of the map.
A "Surveyor's Concept Plan of Belleville Waterfront in the future." Drawn by Paul Wiegand circa 1960. Includes heritage buildings moved to new location. Heritage buildings (left to right) Lynch House, [unknown] Patrie House, Margaret Simpson Inn (1820) [church], [house from Pinnacle or Church St.?] . . . 2nd from right: McIntosh, Ridley House, right: [unknown]; in foreground: Petrie Stone building. P. Wreg and Concept of Belleville Harbour.
A map of the City of Belleville in 1950, on an advertisement for Acme Plumbing. The map itself features street names and major water ways. Street names are at the bottom of the map. Published by S. A. Renouf Advertising Co. and drawn by F. P. Lloyd. Scale 2" : 2,000 feet.
A hand-drawn map of Belleville, Ontario in 1950. The map itself features street names and major water ways. Advertisements surround the map. Published by S. A. Renouf Advertising Co. and drawn by F. P. Lloyd. Scale 1:15,000.
An album of 62 photographs of the now demolished Tabernacle United Church in Belleville, Ontario, June 1995. Titled 'Remember the way it was" Photographs show the exterior and interior of the church. Donated by David Bentley. Received by Gerry Boyce - May 21, 2010. Accession number 2010-17.
Various items relating to Foxboro, Ontario: 1) 'Historical Foxboro' newspaper supplement, 28 July 1976 2) 'There's something unique about a small town: Foxboro' supplement to Intelligencer, 23 June 1981 3) Newspaper article on the history of the Hopkins Garage at 236 Main Street, Foxboro, Ontario, 20 April 1988 4) Paper grocery bag printed with the name of Doucette's General Store
Materials include: 1) Transcription by Lois Foster of an interview from the Daily Intelligencer of 21 November 1903 with Arthur McGinnis, Moira Lodge historian, on 'The Fraternal Societies of Belleville', focusing on the Freemasons 2) Biographical information compiled by the Historical Committee [of Hastings County Historical Society?] in 1982, and introduction to Betsy Boyce's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', 2000 3) Newspaper clippings relating to Mackenzie Bowell, 1982-2005 4) Correspondence, research materials and speech by Gerry Boyce in relation to the Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque on Mackenzie Bowell's former home at 194 William Street, Belleville, 1982-1984
1) Marriage certificate of George Hunt and Margaret Bell, October 19th, 1865. 2) B.C.I. footballers: George Locke and Bob Taylor c. 1948. 3) Unidentified sportsman receives a trophy. 4) Buckley's Food Market on Victoria Avenue, c. 1950. 5) Notes on Belleville census records 1818-1959 and federal elections results 1867-1924. 6) Booze, Boats and Bullets Interviews with Cecil Lobb and Norm Conley, Kem McConnell and Ann Jones, circa 1990. 7) DVD Slideshow of images relating to Royal Flying Corps in Canada, circa 2009.