This cool group took over the steps of the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1959!
Pictured are Blaine Cornell, Gary McLellan, Weldon Armour seated, Dave Gordon, Dale Costello, Bob Bigras, Gerald Griffith, Ray Paquette and Gordon Bassett.- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Today in my story about the John Street home in Carleton Place two of these young lads in the photo above helped me out with the story. Each time I look at this photo I truly believe that this has to be the ultimate photo of Carleton Place. I wonder what happened to Weldon Armour and why he was in a wheel chair. Today I found two stories in the newspaper archives and going to document them here for safe keeping.
You are part of history now Weldon.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 31 Aug 1963, Sat, Page 34
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 01 Mar 1979, Thu, REVISION, Page 2
“John Armour also mentioned that his uncle Weldon Armour had two of them” in a story I wrote. Wow– John Armour? Related to Weldon? Everyone is really related to everyone in Lanark County:)
What did Weldon have two off? Click here–Do You Remember? Memories of the Pengor Penguin
Dale Costello– It was a privilege and honour to have counted Weldon “Woggi” Armour as one of my CP buds. We often joined in in keeping the parking meters intact and upright.
Marilyn White– How true. They used to stand him at the meters and remove his wheelchair. He would often ask us as we walked by to give him his chair. He was so much a part of our town.
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