Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

Sunday, Feb 5th, 2022– from local historian and friend Laurie Yuill

Good afternoon Linda. I hope you’re doing well. I saw you did a piece on Deachman’s Bridge. Do you know the history on the bridge? What was there before this one was built?

I’m scanning some of my Grandmother’s photos and came across a couple of pictures of a bridge with no description on it. Then I came across later in the album of the dedication to the Deachman’s Bridge on November 29, 1946. I’m thinking that the pictures of this other bridge, may be one that was built prior to its replacement in 1946. There is a tree in both pictures, that to me looks like the same tree. Could you help me confirm this?

Dang straight it was… so here is the Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946 thanks to Laurie Yuill

 Deachman’s Bridge, Lanark

How to Get There: ( Lanark County, Ontario)Go to Lanark Village on Highway 511. In the middle of the village on the main street (George), turn east on Owen and then onto Rosetta Road. The bridge is over the Clyde River, just out of the village.

Old and new Deachman’s Bridge–I’ll send you everything I have.
Unfortunately I don’t even have a date on when the pics were taken of the old bridge. But I have 2 of them from different angles.
Charles Deachman
W.L. Dixon, F.W. Matthews, M.L. Woods, November 29, 1946
These are the Reeves for Drummond, Bathurst, Lanark Townships and the Reeve of Lanark Village
Reeve Stewart, James McLaren, Lorne Somerville, M.L. Woods, Agnes Yuill & W.H. Stead

L-R L.C. Affleck, Lorne Stewart, Charles Deachman, John C. Mather, W.L. Dickson, Harold Mather, F. W. Matthews, Agnes Yuill, W. H. Stead, Lorne Somerville, Mrs. Jim McLaren, James W. McLaren, M.L. Woods, Mrs. Lorne Stewart and Mrs. M. L. Woods

Thanks Laurie Yuill you years of photos you have sent us all to enjoy!!

The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family 
  2. Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill




HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28

Photos of Men at Work – 1920s — Don’t Forget About Me!

DEACHMAN related reading

The Deachman Brothers Revivals of Lanark County

Stories About Deachman’s Bridge?

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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