About the Streets
Paul S. Wilker, Ottawa was born in Stratford in 1942 and lived there for 23 years. He then went on to work for several hi-tech companies and retired in Ottawa.
The Streets of Stratford website was created in collaboration with the Stratford-Perth Archives and inputs from many Stratford people.
At the beginning, this site was prepared by Paul Wilker who scanned old scrapbooks that contained a series of 180 articles in the Stratford Beacon Herald about the Streets of Stratford. They were written by Stanford Dingman over a period of four years in the early 1980s. There was also a supplement called Streets of Stratford in 2004 in the Stratford Beacon Herald that added more streets. Over two years the project grew with the addition of stories about people and places that were on various websites and pictures and stories contributed by Stratford residents.
Gord Conroy partnered with Paul Willker. He contributed significantly by providing research and editing as well as compiling many stories and sourcing photos.
Ellen Thomas, Stratford-Perth Archives, historical materials and images
Dean Robinson Stratford history and his full editing
Vince Gratton stories and images
Fred Gonder photography
Brian and Wendy Reis rich stories
Rick Thistle art works
Nancy Musselman vintage photos
Stratford District Historical Society historical materials
Note: Every effort has been made to credit those who submitted materials. Streets of Stratford is considered a history site. No remuneration is expected by the creators and contributors.