Bridge Street V.E. Day Parade Photos- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum




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This series of photos of the V.E. Parade is part of a scrapbook about WWII, kept by an unknown town resident and donated to the Museum by Doreen Tuff in 1986.


Bridge Street at Franklin, showing the Dominion Store and Asselstine’s Pharmacy. — in Carleton Place, Ontario.





The Carleton Place High School Cadet Corps marched in the parade. — in Carleton Place, Ontario.


The parade ended at Riverside Park, where the Ocean Wave fire truck was all decked out! — in Carleton Place, Ontario.


Members of the Ocean Wave Fire Department.Third from left back row is William Hurdis and the gentleman standing at the far right is Thorald Culbertson.




Findlay Brothers Limited was decorated to celebrate V.E. Day.


This woman (and tractor) are posing in front of the stone building at the corner of Bridge and William Streets – once the Opera House, a mica factory, and later, Brewer’s Retail. McCarten House at 233 Bridge Street is visible to the right. — in Carleton Place, Ontario.



Judy Salley I attended a parade the next day in CP with my mother and brother.Mixed emotions but also remember Mrs Annie Bennett coming to our house in tears to tell my grandmother that Jim Bennett was missing

Did you know that Betty Findlay and Mary Cook once worked in Asseltine’s?

Who was the “Drugstore Woman” in Asselstine’s Rexall?


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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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