Time Travel- Is that Wandering Wayne in this 1930 Photo?




1930 Carleton Place Herald Building- Bridge Street- Carleton Place–Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum– Thanks Jennifer Fenwick Irwin!

The Eating Place wasn’t around then- but that sure looks like our beloved late Wayne Richards coming from a meal at The Eating Place. Was he time travelling?

Carleton Place’s first newspaper The Herald was founded in 1850 with James Poole as the editor. The Central Canadian was organized in 1876 by W. W. Cliff and then became The Carleton Place Canadian which amalgamated The Herald.

From  Jennifer Fenwick Irwin: The Marching Saints practiced upstairs. The Loyal Orange Lodge #48 also met upstairs above the Eating Place until 1992. You can still see where the sign used to be between the windows, just under the tin cornice in this photo:


Frank Davis


Frank Davis was born in 1874 and was a very active citizen in Carleton Place. He was the editor of the Central Canadian Newspaper for over 30 years (1914-1945.) He also spent 12 years as editor of the Merrickville Star. On top of all that he formed a partner ship with Aja Roe, editor of the Carleton Place Herald in 1938 and the two town papers amalgamated to become the Carleton Place Canadian. He was also an active worker for town causes and a constant supporter of the Conservative Pary. He also was a participant in lawn bowling, golf and curling. He passed in 1953. –-Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce 


Bill BruntonI always wondered about that alley between those buildings,why did they keep it open? I don’t think you can drive anything in it. I can’t remember perfectly in my head and it’s been a while since I’ve been in it,is there a reason it wasn’t turned into extra building space,it is the main Street and it is a lot of potential space. I don’t think anybody drives in it. Just always wondered about that.

Bill Brown-It was used as an escape route on Halloween when the police would …. Lol statute of limitation ..




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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