Beckwith Fire Department 1965 Names Names Names

Beckwith Fire Department 1965 Names Names Names



Beckwith Township Fire Department

You can get this book in the Local History room of the Carleton Place Library. The 50th anniversary booklet commemorating  the Beckwith Township Fire Department.

Beckwith 1965 Fire Department

Fire Chief – Robert Brooks

John McFarlane, first vice-president

Gordon Pressley, assistant hose foreman and president

Herb Butterworth, deputy chief

Duncan Dakers, captain

Orville Cook, first lieutenant

Warner McDiarmid, second lieutenant

Jack Briscoe

Albert Makinson

Arthur Nesbitt, second vice-president

Carl Lewis, hose foreman

Cornell McRae, secretary

Harold Jones, hose foreman

Herb Gardiner, treasurer

Bill McCauley

Andrew McRae

Garry McEwen

Finley McEwen

Howard Bennett

John Kidd

Keith Brunton

Percy Leach

Harold Shails

Willard Legree




Donna Mcfarlane put up this photo today –1964 at first fire practice up at Harry Mills..

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Donna Mcfarlane–a couple more from that practice. pictures taken by Martha Mccauley my mom


Ben MacRae– Lots of memories at the old firehall when I was a little guy. My dad, Cornell McRae and my brother, Andrew McRae were both on the department in those early days. Lots of memories for sure.
Donna Mcfarlane– Both my dad Bill Mccauley and my husband were originals .. Yes Ben lots of memories at the old hall.. those annual dances where the whole neighbourhood congregated not to dance but to socialize…Miss those day


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 andScreamin’ Mamas (US)

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.




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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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