Did You Know the Ashton Anglican Church Dates Back to 1845?




Former Christ Church  Ashton


Jim Amy Kirkpatrick The first Christ Church Ashton was built in 1845 and in use until 1915. The south wall was built using ‘scrap’ stone so that the north wall (facing the road) would be built using good stone. John Bobier, stonemason, and John Shore, carpenter, were responsible for the construction..
Ted Hurdis Our confirmation class from St James had our first communion at the Ashton Anglican church.


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 20 Jul 1936, Mon,
  3. Page 13



Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 01 Jun 1929, Sat,
  3. Page 5




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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 28 Dec 1989, Thu,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 23
  5.  -

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 12 Oct 1925, Mon,
  3. Page 2

Memories of Ashton Station Road –Ashton Feed Mill –Jennifer Fenwick Irwin Photos

  1. Wind Storm in Ashton- Heath Ridge Farms 1976


  2. Dust on the Wind –Ashton Social Notes 1887-1897 Names Names Names

  3. Another Lanark County “Murdoch Mystery” –Elfreda Drummond of Ashton

  4. When Trains Crash —Ashton Train Accident 1950

  5. Mrs Crigger’s House in Ashton?

  6. The Ashton Hotel– Questions Questions Flemmings and McFarlanes

    McFarlanes –Stewart’s Fire– and Other Things in Ashton

    Somewhere in Ashton-The Ashton Curmudgeon

    The Ashton Funeral to end all Funerals

    Did Anyone Ever Have Fun in Ashton? Ashton 101

    Did Anyone Have Fun in Ashton? Part 2- The Fleming House



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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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