Beckwith Pioneer Days- Meet The Kidd from the Derry


Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd’s ancestors were among the first settlers of Beckwith Township and there is no doubt that Beckwith runs in his blood. 

Lanark County and the Lanark County Genealogical Society members are grateful for his coaching on occasion and continued support. (Our monthly gatherings are held in the Beckwith Township Complex at Black’s Corners and our 2017 Heritage Bus Tour is Beckwith Bound.)

Read about our last tour last week in Perth and Tay Valley on the link below:

Come Along if you Know what Happiness is to you–The LCGS Perth Tour


“Quite a tour, with just enough historical information that makes you want to come back to learn more.

Perth and Tay Valley could each have a tour of their own.

The organizing committee did a fantastic job”

~~Richard Kidd, Beckwith Township Reeve


Photo-Beckwith Township Beckwith residents having a Social Picnic at the Experimental Farm in Ottawa. Willie Mains, Nettie Leach, Maggie Mains, Susie Taylor (Mrs. Bower Garland), Edna Mains, Maggie Kidd, and Bower Garland (Behind – Bennie Mains & Howard Mains)

Photo submitted by John Kidd

Don’t forget–Beckwith Pioneer Days Tomorrow-June 11th, 2016

 Beckwith Pioneer Days Saturday
June 11th, 2016
Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line Beckwith

Scheduled Events: 9-11 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast hosted by Girl Guides

3:00 p.m. Heritage Parade from Beckwith Public Works Garage to Beckwith Park,

4-7 p.m. Pork on a Bun Dinner

11 a.m. Junkyard Johnny Show
12 – 2 p.m. Cratur
1-4 p.m. Bowes Brothers
4-7 p.m. Jamie McMunn & Friends

Activities (10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Giant Blow-up Obstacle, Demonstrations, Antique & Modern Machinery Displays, Livestock, Craft Market, BBQ Lunch, Children’s Games, Face Painting, Beach Volleyball tournament, Blacksmiths Demonstration, Wood Carving Demonstration and much, much more!



Beckwith –Settlers — Sir Robert the Bruce— and Migrating Turtles

What I Did on Beckwith Heritage Days – Alexander Stewart – Ballygiblin Heroe

The Now Complete Page Turning Story of the Beckwith Grandfather Clock

The Manse on the 7th Line of Beckwith

Update on The Manse in Beckwith

Desperately Seeking Information About the “Beckwith Copperhead Road”

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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