The Young Buckos of Crime–The Jumpin’ Jack Flash of Clayton

The Young Buckos of Crime–The Jumpin’ Jack Flash of Clayton


Downtown Almonte – Linda Seccaspina —Aitkenhead Photo Collection





May 1953-Almonte Gazette

If this was today their names would be all over the place. If these fellows are reading this today no doubt they are smiling remembering their youth.


May 21, 1953–Update on Clayton Man

A committal order was issued by District Magistrate D. C. Smith this Thursday morning in court here, for a Clayton man who was convicted of creating a disturbance in a local restaurant two weeks ago and was sentenced to a fine of $11.50 or seven days in jail.

The two weeks were up this morning and when the court was informed that the chap had not turned up with the money the order was issued. This means the police simply pick up the evasive, fugitive from justice and waft him off to Perth for the week’s sojourn. The man in question failed to comply with a summons issued after his offence.

He did not appear in court so an order was issued committing him for contempt. He served six days for this prior to appearing on the charge. No doubt the Magistrate took this into consideration when he allowed him two weeks to produce the money. Apparently the lad thought the authorities would forget all about him or else he decided that he would rather spend seven days in Perth than pay up.



Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

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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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