Artifact of the Week: Sunnyside Dairy Cart

This week’s Artifact of the Week comes from the Welland Museum. It is the Sunnyside Dairy Cart.

On Saturday Oct. 6th/2018 the Seaway Mall hosted our thank you to the community event. If you missed the event don’ worry it is still on display in Centre court for a little while longer.

The Sunnyside wagon was discovered in a Wainfleet barn, not too far from where Sunnyside got its start. It was purchased from Bill & Mary Podolyak, who owned it since the closing of the business.

With an amazing response from the community, the wagon started on its journey home. Future plans for the Sunnyside wagon will be its preservation before its final journey to the Welland Museum where it will be on permanent display.

Sunnyside Dairy began in the fall of 1929. n 1947 property at 24 Seventh Street was purchased,

In 1950, Sunnyside began using horse drawn wagons to deliver their products, with this service being discontinued in 1971.

Over the years, Sunnyside Dairy grew from a two-man minor operation to a major corporation with many workers, machines and trucks supplying much of Welland’s dairy products.