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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ipswich Siding Monument (Ipswich, RM of Yellowhead)

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A monument at SW5-17-22W along the side of Highway 16, on the former CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, was erected in 2012 to commemorate the former railway siding of Ipswich. Established in 1910, Ipswich was named for the English home town of settler Harold Stevenson, who owned the land. Grain elevators were built by A. S. Arnold in 1911 (which subsequently burned down) and by N. M. Paterson in 1930. Grain buyers at these elevators included Harry Walton, John McDonald, Tom Doan, and Cyril Gill. The Ipswich Cooperative Association was founded in 1928 and it built a grain elevator west of the Paterson elevator, operated as part of Manitoba Pool Elevators. The elevators were closed in 1975 and the railway siding was removed later.

Agents / Buyers (Manitoba Pool)


Agent / Buyer


Alex Pirie


William H. “Bill” Hollier (1908-1990)


Adam P. Wright


J. R. “Jack” Green


William Henry “Bill” Ruddock (1914-1985)

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Ipswich Siding commemorative monument

Ipswich Siding commemorative monument (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.41830, W100.48210
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Stephen Arnold (1865-1936)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Bryd, RM of Yellowhead)


Obituary [William Henry Ruddock], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1985, page 36.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2018

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