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This month the header features photograph from the collection of the Whitby Archives. Metcalfe Foods opened in 1936 and was located on the west side of Highway 12 (Brock Street) just south of the CPR train tracks. The cannery, which produced canned peas and corn, was destroyed by fire in 1943 but was bought and restored by Stokely Van Camp in the same year. The cannery closed in 1990 and the building was demolished four years later. This is a panoramic photograph of the staff at Metcalfe Foods in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War. Notice how most of the employees are women
Photo: Staff of Metcalfe Foods Limited, 1939.
Photographer: G. McIntosh