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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

New Thedford Methodist Church

New Thedford Methodist Church

Written on the back of this photo left to right: F. Traver, G. Lsird, B. Oliver, H. Traver, C. Rhumford, Rev Reid, A. Rumford. Note the different spelling of Rumford. View full size.

Now Thedford United Church

The church is now Thedford United Church. The building looked the same in 2009. Today there is an addition on the back that's not quite in the style of the original (to say the least).

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