And Then There Were 11– Orangemen’s Parade in Carleton Place

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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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Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

The Day 5000 People Marched Into Carleton Place – Controversial New Exhibit!

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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