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

Found by Bill Russell– thank you


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

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