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

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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