If you read my piece this week on the Orangemen you will know that in 1954 over 5000 people descended on Carleton Place to protect the British system on July 13. In 1949 there were 20,000. In 2015 there are only 11 members left in Carleton Place. Their mantra today is not the same as it used to be- war against the Catholic religion-it is more protecting the “Monarchy” as some say. Some are not happy with the Orangemen historical display at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum.
This was their annual parade in Carleton Place this evening. All photos by Linda Seccaspina. First one of King Billy is by Jennifer Fenwick Irwin as I just missed him.
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