It seems back in the day a sign was hung over the entrance to Allan’s Shoe Store on Bridge Street in Carleton Place. It was just a sign that said Regal as Regal Shoes were very fashionable. Some of the local lads mentioned that if you spelled Regal backwards you had a wonderful refresher during the sumer months
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston I remember the X-Ray machine in Allan’s where you stood with your new shoes on sticking inside this machine and when you were tall enough you could see your feet and whether your shoes fit or not. There were 2 viewing places on the other side for the salesman and your Mom. Didn’t know about the dangers back then obviously!- Allan’s Shoe Store was where Nancy’s Impressions is at present. It had this giant shoe that hung over the top of the facade. The step in machines were at the back of the store where the kiddie shoes were. Later the store was taken over by Maher Shoes – a 60’s chain. It was Doug Allan that was the owner in my time and his daughter’s Linda and Beth went to CPHS. Don’t know the year that Allan’s ceased to be
A revised list of the losses in the big fire at Carleton Place are about as follows:
The losses are:
T.C. McGuire on building, no insurance and small loss of stock mostly removed.
A.W. Bell on buildings occupied by Keays, Tucker, Muirhead, Stuart, Dolan, DeWinter, W.H. Hoper, partly insured.
Robert McDiarmid on buildings and stock part of stock being saved—insured
Allan Brothers stock, boots and shoes—insured