2018- Storyland Bunny one side- Balderson Cow the other and 90 years of foliage.
Thanks to Jennifer Fenwick Irwin the curator of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum for this beautiful birthday gift. It was a book she had made of pictures of my home in Carleton Place circa 1920s- 1930s Springside Hall. It was built by the Morphys in 1867 and then additions were made by the Crams in the 1900s. We also added on to the Campbell Street side in the 1990s.
Aesthetically things have changed with mature trees and two front shrubbery islands I hate that my late husband put in that are over 30 years old. If I win the lottery they are coming out.:) The pictures of the Cram/ Burgess family were donated to the museum and are the first photos that we have uncovered of my house. We often wondered why there were no photos and now some have come to surface.
Angeline Cram, daughter of Albert, the former mayor of Carleton Place in front of one of the trees in the front yard. They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram
There only remains once mature tree on the outline of the driveway as the 1998 ice storm removed 7 trees in the front and one on the side and 90 years of foliage.
Mrs Cram with her two daughters Angeline and Margaret with their backs facing Campbell Street. You can see the Cliff house where the McCanns, Nephins and now the Sweets live. Mr. W. Cliff and his wife Susannah (Sussie) Cliff once owned this home on the corner of Lake Ave East and Campbell Street. Mr. Cliff had once been the editor of the local Carleton Place newspaper. They Once Lived in My Home– The Cram Children — Margaret — Angeline “Babe” and Arthur
All you can see now is the roof of the Poole House on Campbell Street–and 90 years of foliage.
Angeline Cram leaning on the Argyle Street side. The fence was then metal poles and concrete pillars in the front and thatched wood on the side. Note the wide lawn on the other side.
Today what that same location looks like. Now a wrought iron fence and wood back fence on the Argyle Street and 90 years of foliage.
Looking at the back of the house going down Argyle Street. There was no Campbell Street house in back and in the back was full of raspberry bushes right down to the stream on Lisgar Street. The side verandah is now the solarium. Those fir trees reached to the sky a few years ago and were dead and had to be taken down.
Photo by Penny Trafford of being kids sitting on the fence on Argyle Street
Now the white house on the left with the pool is where the raspberry bushes were. Photo- Bill Flint
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)