File 8 - May E. Bridle

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May E. Bridle

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CA SWM RG3-005-1-8

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  • 1991 (Creation)
    Bridle, May

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1 file textual records, 7 cassette tapes [sound recordings]

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May Bridle was a long-time resident of The Pas, a member of Christ Church Anglican congregation, and a Sam Waller Museum board member. She was born August 4, 1908 in The Pas Mission, Northwest Territories, to R.H. Bagshaw (died 1942) and Clara S. Bagshaw nee Watts. She married George Bridle on July 6, 1936 in The Pas and they were married for 59 years. She passed away January 29, 1996 at St. Paul’s Residence, The Pas.

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Consists of seven cassette tapes (PA91.10.1-7) and an interview summary (PA2011.1) of an oral history conducted by Paul Thistle with May Bridle. Topics covered include R.H. Bagshaw’s arrival in Canada and The Pas, his work, cottage at Clearwater Lake, move off of Mission Island, and his death; Clara S. Watt’s arrival in The Pas and work; and May’s family, home life, work, religious life, travel, holidays, friends and their activities, and early buildings in The Pas.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created June 5, 2012

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