Bylaws Of the Towns of Lanark County 1875 – or- I Fought the Law and the Law Won!

Bylaws Of the Towns of Lanark County 1875 – or- I Fought the Law and the Law Won!

The following clauses of the old civic bylaws in 1875 “to preserve order and public morals in our towns”.

In 1890 when the civic bylaws were codified and consolidated– now it makes for humorous reading in these more or less civilized days.

What fighting like a girl was all about in Georgian Era Britain ...

“No person shall keep or use in the village, pit, ground or other place for running baiting or fighting any bull, bear, dog, cock or other animal, whether of domestic or wild nature, etc.”

Did People in Medieval Times Really Not Bathe?

“No person shall wash or bathe his or her naked person in any public water in Lanark County.”

“No person shall suffer or permit to run at large within the village limits, any wolf, bear or other wild animal, of which he or she, is the owner, possessor, harborer or caretaker.”

“No person shall shout or call out (improperly) ‘Fire’ In a loud voice.”

Titles magazines in, oops! i did it again text illustration ...
A few years ago on one of my walking tours we had one dedicated to fires.. and at each building that had a fire I had everyone yell “FIRE!” I guess we all broke the bylaw LO
Taken over 140 years ago by Scottish photographer John Thomson ...

“No person shall obstruct passengers by standing across any of the sidewalks, footpaths or crossings, or by using insulting language thereon.”

The urban wild: animals take to the streets amid lockdown – in ...

“No person shall permit any horse, mule, ass, sheep, swine, or goat belonging to him … to run at large in the said city, or to permit surh …. to graze in along or upon any street lane, sidewalk, boulevard, park, square, or public ground within the said village.”

Titles magazines in, oops! i did it again text illustration ...

A year ago we wanted to run some sheep down Bridge Street in Carleton Place- someone said it was still on the bylaw books– we never found it.


Run Pig Run–Shake it Off! Convictions of 1870

Throwing a Snowball is Going to Cost you $1- Your Convictions of 1898

To Steal a Barge on Ebb’s Bay— Your Convictions of 1897

Step Right Up- Here are Your Family Convictions-September, 1894

Breach of the Town Bylaws and Other Convictions.. Sept. 11 1888

Justice of the Peace Convictions for the County of Lanark–July 17, 1885

Assault Abusive Language and Bridget McNee

The Notorious Bridget McGee of Perth

Down at the Old Perth Gaol

Justice of the Peace Convictions for the County of Lanark–Dec. 13, 1898-Who Do You Know?

Auctionering Without a License and Pigs on the Loose

Going to the Chapel –Drummond Whalen and Johnson of Carleton Place

“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” in Lanark County

Jailhouse Rock in Lanark County Part 2

The Drunken Desperados of Carleton Place

The Young Offenders of Lanark County

The Notorious Bridget McGee of Perth

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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