Glory Days in Carleton Place- Tom Edwards– Horrick’s and Air Raid Sirens

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Glory Days in Carleton Place- Tom Edwards– Horrick’s and Air Raid Sirens

 

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Author’s Note-The Coleman family was the third family to settle in Morphy’s Falls and James set up a shoe making business and built a two storey home beside in the 1830s. He taught his sons William, James, and Andrew the trade. Andrew was a shoemaker all is life and lived in the original family home on Bridge Street. Fred West and later Ned Root had a shoe repair shop where you could get lifts for your shoes for 15 cents or half soles for a $1.00. Later on this location was a candy shop called the Ideal Candy Store run by Sandy Robertson and his wife Thelma.--Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office

 

From Tom Edwards

I am pretty sure it was Sandy Walker’s mom and dad that ran the Ideal Candy Smoke Shop.I think all the Nephins worked at Earl Horricks garage. I know that Tim, Dave and Peter all did. It was a regular place to go. We used to all go there and wait for Peter to finish working, and then drive around town half the night in his car. I think Peter was the only one among us at that time that had his licence and a vehicle. I remember Mrs. Nephin worked at Maple Leaf Dairy.

 

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In the picture above, you can see the Royal Bank, and as Angie said, you can see the railings at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Beside the old Bank of Nova Scotia is still the old post office where the accountants are. The next building is the old Canadian Tire store. I do remember when Dot Burns had her tea wagon uptown too, but I wasn’t sure where it was. The next building on the same side would have been Canadian Tire at that time.

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  10 Feb 1972, Thu,  Page 4 Robert Gordon’s Men’s Wear operated his business here during the early 1970s and there were two fires within two years. In 1975, Dorothy Burns operated a tea wagon that was lpresently the home of the iconic The Eating Place was later taken over by Kay Kingston.  It is presently the home of the iconic The Eating Place.-Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office 

 

I remember Gordon’s Mens Wear was where the Eating Place is now. I remember the Marching Saints were above Gordon’s. I wasn’t very old but I do remember standing there one night with my dad when Gordons Mens Wear burned. Some of you a little older than me, may remember that, better than I do.

 

I also remember that gawdam air raid siren behind the post office. It was almost directly across the road from my house. I can remember when they used to come to service that thing, when it went off, I was terrified and literally ran for home. Used to scare me half to death. Was likely 5 or 6 years old then.

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  15 Mar 1974, Fri,  [Second Edition],  Page 37

 

 

 

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 (USA)

 

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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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  1. Hi Linda

    Thanks for posting that. But I did make a mistake. Beside the old Bank of Nova Scotia is still the old post office where the accountants are. The next building is the old Canadian Tire store. I do remember when Dot Burns had her tea wagon uptown too, but I wasn’t sure where it was.

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