Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?



Almonte July 12, 1963 –Photos from the Aitkenhead Collection

Can anyone name the bands?









Recognize the building in the back? The Old Co-Op formerly known as Reilly’s Hotel


King Billy 1963


Marked Orange Parade Almonte 1963 with Lloyd Hughes. Is this Lloyd Hughes from Carleton Place?


What band is this? Faye Campbell thinks it is the Young Bretons of Richmond


Randy Townend thought these lads were the Carleton Place Orange Young Britains Marching Saints. They dropped the OYB in 1968. But M. Terry Kirkpatrick said they were  Smiths Falls OYB Lampliters from Smiths Falls


Related reading

What is Heritage? — The Old Hotel in Almonte

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

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


Related reading Aitkenhead Photo Collection:

What Happened to the House and Family on Frank Street –Part 1

The Aitkenhead Family at 20 Frank Street in Carleton Place

Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery

Hog’s Back Falls Ottawa –Aitkenhead Photo Collection

Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?





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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. That 1963 parade was the first of several I took part in as a member of the Orange Lodge; at that time I was still in my first year as a member of the Junior (then known as Juvenile) Orange Lodge No. 44 in Smiths Falls, having joined the previous October. I later joined the Orange Young Britons (not Bretons) Lodge no. 120 in February 1968, serving as Worshipful Master in 1970, and advancing to Deputy Provincial Grand Master from 1988 to 1992. I also later joined LOL No. 88 (the “keystone” level in the organization), serving as their Worshipful Master in 1976-77. I left the lodge in 1994 for personal reasons and have not, and will not, go back for any reason.

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