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?


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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