Cold Milk Ice Cream and Butter —- Carleton Place

Cold Milk Ice Cream and Butter —- Carleton Place

photo-Adin Wesley Daigle
Photo-Carleton Place Underground
Keith Giffin

October 9, 2015 ·  

Carleton Place Dairy 
photo-Carleton Place Underground
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
The Weekly British Whig
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
20 Jun 1921, Mon  •  Page 3

Carleton Place Dairy Tokens, 1930s–Dairies, as well as other local merchants, within the U.S. and abroad often used a token system. When customers would make advance payments to the dairy or milkmen themselves, it would be exchanged for tokens. The customer would then place a token and the empty milk bottles out for the milkman who would exchange the empties and tokens with freshly filled bottles of milk.
The token system was useful for dairies as a low-cost form of advertising. It also aided in establishing loyalty among customers as the tokens could only be redeemed at the issuing business. This ensured dairies had money ahead of providing the milk.

Keith Giffin One of the reasons they changed from money to tokens , the money would freeze in the bottle in the winter time. And do you remember if you didn’t bring your milk in right away it would freeze, pushing the cream and top out of the bottle. Home delivery was great.

photo-Carleton Place Underground

Patty Baker I have some lovely old bottles found on Bridge St by my Dad when he demolished an old garage & built a new one in the 70’s!

Tim Neil you won’t find many pop bottles. We spent our childhood searching the bottom of the river for pop bottles we could cash in for gas money for our cedar strip boat

Ted Hurdis Tim Neil us too , we snorkeled from the park to the main street bridge.

David McNeely Around the Main Street bridge was the best spot.

Dan Williams If you wanted beer bottles the place to look was out in front of Sandy Walker’s boat house.

Hay’s Shore at the foot of the Second Lake, was James Duff’s farm from about the 1840’s. William (Bill) Duff ran a farm and a retail dairy on the shores of Mississippi Lake. Duff’s Dairy on the 11th line was later taken over and sold to John Hays in 1918. Big Bill did a big business in Carleton Place, and *Fred Hunter of Carleton Place was once quoted as saying it was real milk, as there was no such thing as pasteurization  in those days

Read Hay Look Me Over! Big Bill Duff


Memories of Joan Stearns–My hubby Jerry as a student actually delivered milk, by horse and wagon with Wayne Richards. For the Carleton Place dairy when it was owned by Percy Hays.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

After returning home from WWII, Kenneth Robertson worked for a short time delivering milk for the Maple Leaf Dairy. This photo was taken about 1947 at 359 Franktown Road. The house is today the office of Morrow Auto Sales. Wendy Leblanc

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum·  

The Hay family supplied milk to the Carleton Place Dairy on Moore Street for many years.

Dale Costello I remember the horse drawn milk wagons at Carleton Place Dairy. My mom worked the counter for Percy Hay. Milk with a couple inches of cream on the top, ready for my morning cereal.

Peter Iveson Percy Hay from Hays shore 9th line.When I was living at the corner of Albert and Beckwith 1957 to 1960 we used to have milk delivered by horse and wagon at 6am. You put your token in the empty milk bottle between your inside and outside door.One morning we heard a loud clank,my mother looked out the window and saw Jacky McIntyre on his way to work at Larry Goldsteins.That morning we didn’t get our milk.

Joann Voyce I lived on the other side of town and mine was delivered by Maple Leaf Dairy and the Langtrys

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum·  

Can you identify the location of this photograph? It was taken in 1950. Written in pen on the reverse: “Ground owned by Carleton Place Dairy, was kept cut and cleaned by Bunny Townend and Percy Hay.” Sign on building in the background reads “Nichols Coal & Coke”.

Jane Hughes-Labron This photo taken from Carleton Place dairy lot which is behind the photo taker.This lot became a Used Car Lot and housed an Ice Vending machine. To the right of Rail Way flags was a White Rose Service stn.I believe to the left of the old truck was the C.P. freight bldg. behind the billboard

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Apr 1959, Sat  •  Page 52
Do You Remember Anyone Dying from Home Delivered Milk ...
Allan Street Dairy

Do You Remember Anyone Dying from Home Delivered Milk ...
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Do You Remember Anyone Dying from Home Delivered Milk ...
Deaths (03/04/03)
COLEMAN, Horace Korry R.C.A.F. Veteran Dairyman The family of Horace (“Hod”) Coleman are saddened to announce the passing of their father, quietly and peacefully, one day prior to his 82nd birthday at Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, March 2nd, 2003. Dad is survived by his daughters Reverend Margaret and Liana (Gallant) and his son Ron (Kathy Nephin). Dad will be very much missed by his loving grandchildren Genevieve, Jamie, Joshua, Justin and Emily (Gallant) and Travis and Peter (Coleman) as well as by his brother Dr. Lloyd Coleman, Guelph, and his sister Lenore (Motherwell), Ottawa. Dad was predeceased by our loving mother Jean (McNeely) and recently by his son-in-law Deacon George “Bing” Gallant. Owner and operator for many years of Coleman’s Mississippi Creamery in Carleton Place, Dad’s fondest memories were of travelling throughout the Ottawa Valley, the dairy farmers that he loved to visit and the many friends he made in Carleton Place through enjoyable years of curling and golf. Interment of his ashes will be at a family ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, in the Spring

Wayne Richards? Wayne once delivered milk and butter from the Carleton Place Dairy. 
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Apr 1959, Sat  •  Page 52

read the stories about the Maple Leaf Dairy below.

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston We occasionally came down here to the McNeely’s to buy our milk out of a milk house

Norma Ford Loved it. Although it was separated first and you still had to shake the milk bottle to mix the cream from the top. Home made butter and buttermilk – yum good. It was disappointing when my Grandpa had to sell his cow because of his age but still remember the tast

What Did you Like Best about the Maple Leaf Dairy? Reader’s Comments..

Treasured Memories of Fred and the Maple Leaf Dairy

Remembering Milk and Cookies –Metcalfe Dairy

No Milk Today–My Love has Gone Away

Do You Remember Anyone Dying from Home Delivered Milk?

Remember These? The Neilson Dairy

When Corn Doesn’t Grow- Neilson Chocolate Will

In Memory of Wandering Wayne –Wayne Richards

About lindaseccaspina

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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