A Collection of Lanark County Home Movies


I have been honoured to see a few local home movies and I don’t want to lose these so I am going to group them here and add new ones if I find them. If you have any, please send them my way..:)

First one--Thanks Terry Closs.. It’s Maple syrup time on Snow Road– Here’s a home movie that his father took, of a visit to a local sugar camp near Snow Road in the early 60’s

These films below are done by the O’Rourke Farms family and Kerri Ann Doe O’Rourke has graciously allowed me to post this. Thank you ladies!!

Three videos –Christmas Parade in Carleton Place and 12th of July 1964 parade with Majorette’s and bands. Can you see the old Carleton Place landmarks? It begins with the parade crossing the bridge and you can see the old Lolly’s that is no more on the left.

Carleton Place Parade no date I assume 60s-Christmas Parade in Carleton Place (very dark) and Majorette’s and band.

Possibly 1963
Santa Claus Parade Carleton Place

1964 12th of July Parade in Carleton Place

Continuation of the Smiths Fall 12th of July parade.

Doe Family Memories..

Don’t forget to check out the Findlay ‘home movie now showing at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Lanark 1963-Singer: Mac Beatie Fiddler: Reg Hill Step dancers: Donnie Gilchrist and a young Buster Brown

A photographic retrospective of the life of D.G. Findlay. (Includes the ‘Squirrel Story” and footage of the Commodore’s Salute performed by members of the Carleton Place Canoe Club at an event celebrating his life on September 17, 2010.)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun


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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