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Vintage photos of:
Bedford, Quebec in the grip of winter, circa 1957. This is looking down Victory Blvd., with Bedford High School at the head of the street, where I attended from Grade 1 to Grade 5. As is apparent from this picture, there was lots of snow in late 50s Quebec Eastern Townships winters. View full size.