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?




no date- Jean McGill book- A Pioneer History of Lanark County–

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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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  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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