Memories of the Ideal Candy Shop

Memories of the Ideal Candy Shop



Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum  ( Ideal Candy Store is in the background)

Tom Edwards–I am pretty sure it was Sandy Walker’s mom and dad that ran the Ideal Candy Smoke Shop

Dale Lowe My mother (Irene Lowe) worked at the Ideal Candy & Smoke Shop (owned by Sandy and Velma Robinson of Almonte). Still have memories of the aroma of Laura Secord chocolate and Amphora tobacco…all in one teeny tiny store!!

Dale Lowe I’m told that it was also once the location of Ned Root’s shoe repair. Ned passed away just last year at the age of 96. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ned’s son (Bob) who lives here in Peterborough too.

Donna Mcfarlane I dropped an ash tray from the ideal candy and smoke shop into the museum a couple years ago.. Remember it well.. also when Ned Root had the shoe repair there.

Allan Stanzel The candy store was on the corner of my grandparents lot Walter and Etheleen Stanzel at 100 bridge. Was always fun to go there as a kid

Donna Lowe Ward They made the most delicious sponge toffee candy!

Ted Hurdis Yes and how about the peanut clusters? Interesting side note. Uncle Sandy Robinson once owned the Superior restaurant in Almonte. That is where my aunt Thelma met him.

Julia Waugh Guthrie I loved that store! Butterscotch wafers, mmmmm I can still remember them.
Bill Russell Used to grab a bag of fresh roasted peanuts from the Rexall Drug Store where Valley Granite and Tile used to be located. Used to love the dark chocolate peanut clusters at The Ideal Candy Smokeshop that was located by the Career Academy. They had a sign out front cautioning people that the premises were AIR CONDITIONED.
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

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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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