Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Bield, Municipality of Roblin)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 66,900-bushel grain elevator at Bield, on the CNR Togo Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Roblin, was constructed by the Northern Elevator Company in 1919. Sold to a local association in 1927, and operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators, major renovations were carried out in 1954 and a new annex was built in 1968. The elevator closed in December 1975 and was torn down in mid-1978.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Donald McAdie


S. M. Currey


Sydney M. Finkbeiner


John McFadyen


F. B. Abigail


William Henry “Bill” Ruddock (1914-1985)


Lawrence A. Dietrich


James R. Butterfield


H. A. Thompson


Sam M. Stewart


T. B. Turner


Peter Kowalchuk


Robert J. Davidson

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Bield

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Bield (no date) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and balloon annex at Bield

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and balloon annex at Bield (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N51.21992, W101.15278
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Bield locals,” Roblin Review, 2 September 1926, page 1.

“Bield locals,” Roblin Review, 26 July 1928, page 1.

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

Roblin East topographic map, 62N/3 East, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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

We thank Glenn Dickson amd Shelley Johnston-Frith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2022

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