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.
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)