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The Back Room and the Rag Doll– Women of Carleton Place 1970s

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The Back Room and the Rag Doll– Women of Carleton Place 1970s

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Nov 1972, Sat  •  Page 33

 

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a friend whose name I have forgotten, owned the craft store The Rag Doll and I use to help her at busy times just for fun. I think it was before Sandra was born. Her store was where Krista Lee had Apple Cheeks. —Carol Flint

 

News of Butter– Fireman— and Women of Stamina in Carleton Place

Women Who Made a Difference in Carleton Place — Mrs. Lim of the New York Cafe

The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

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The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Feb 1982, Wed  •  Page 8

 

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Part of the Women’s Institute Quilt that I saw at an LCGS meeting brought in by Marilyn Snedden The Carleton Place Town Hall is on this quilt.. 

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Thanks to a lovely afternoon with the Rocky Ridge Women’s Institute and the donation to the Lanark County Genealogical Society.. Finally got to meet Lois James.. You ladies are amazing to listen to me talk about history history history LOL

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Clayton Ontario History

Mrs. J. K. Kelly (wife of Dr. Kelly) and Mrs. James Rath pillars of the Women’s Institute. Mrs. Kelly of Almonte and Mrs. Rath of Clayton

 

Bob Sadler’s Boat Rides –Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Carleton Place Ladies Auxiliary — Chamber of Commerce 1987– Mary Cook Archives

It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

Mary Cook Archives —Philip Mailey — January 25 1983

Carleton Place a place for Mad Scientists! Mary Cook News Archives 1983

Mary Cook Archives — Rifle Ranges and Nursery Schools — September 1980

Mary Cook News Archives — The Wool Industry 1982

 

Ferguson’s Falls Women’s Institute

North Lanark District Women-Ramsay Women`s Institute Branch?

Clippings of Leita Anderson

Memories of Madeline Moir – Pinecraft Proberts and John Dunn 1978

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Memories of Madeline Moir – Pinecraft Proberts and John Dunn 1978

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Ted LeMaistre Mayor of CP- Ginny Huether-Harry Probert and Rob Probert- Opening of their store across from the town hall.

Rob Probert= “I remember Madeline quite well. I have one of her charcoal paintings. Very nice lady. Probably a pioneer in the Almonte arts world”

 

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Obituary for Madeleine Moir

Moir,
Madeleine

Passed away at her residence in Carleton Place on September 14, 2013.

Madeleine
Formerly of Almonte, Age 94 Years.

Beloved wife to the late George Fanais. Predeceased by two siblings, Jean and Malcolm and by her closest friend Doris McCarthy. Madeleine was the last of the Croggon family and was missed by her many friends.

 

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.relatedreading

Where Was Pinecraft?

If the Falls Could Talk

Clippings of Robbie Probert the Candlestick Maker

A 1978 Walking Tour of Mill Street Almonte

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A 1978 Walking Tour of Mill Street Almonte
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Found in a 1977 newspaper article  in the newspaper article
102 Mill St., Baker’s Jewellery, was built in 1868 by Brown & MacArthur Dry Goods. Note the quoins (contrasting corner blocks) typical of this area. ( formerly Keepsakes and now Cashmere & Rose)
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94-96, Morton’s & The Couple’s Corner, built in 1905. The verandah overhanging the sidewalk represents the one-time fashion along all Mill St. The nine-foot passageway was built to allow for animals and carts passing to the rear courtyard.
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95, Rooney’s Pool Hall was erected in 1835 as the home of Almonte’s first citizen Daniel Shipman. In 1859 it became a hotel– Almonte House. Alterations through the years sadly obscure its original United Empire Loyalist tradition.
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88-90, typical of the 1870s, once housed the Sons of England meeting hall on the third floor.
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83. c.1875, retains fine old glass, woodwork and roof-edge metal cresting.
86, Superior Restaurant, shows the old “boomtown” front, an early 20th century design for an illusion of spaciousness.
The 1890 local sandstone building with clock tower was a post office designed by Dominion Architect (1881-1897) Thomas Fuller who designed Parliament’s original Centre Block. 78. a white and -red brick style dominant in the 1870s.
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71, Teddees, old law offices, possibly built around I860. In 1915 the third floor housed the Almonte Citizens Band.
70-72, James Tobacconist. Note upper brick corbelling, moulding above windows, cast iron pillars.
62, Bank of Montreal, built in 1906, uses stone to effectively accent softer materials. Stedman’s. known as Mr. Forgie’s Brick Building, built about 1873 was first occupied by Forgie, a merchant.
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Artist’s drawing of the portion of the McArthur Block at 63 Mill Street which once housed the Almonte Gazette. It first appeared in the Gazette’s Christmas edition dated December 25, 1891. Thanks to the scrapbooks of Lucy Connelly Poaps
61. the block including the Almonte Gazette, was built 1885 by Wm. MacArthur, a local tinsmith.
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Thanks to the scrapbooks of Lucy Connelly Poaps1949 outside of Josh’s Restaurant (McCormick’s style shop) Kay Julian Norma Barr Jean Blakely-
36-38. Lee’s and McCormick’s. was Murphy’s North American Hotel until 1878. Note the west wall with its two superimposed old ads.
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Kerry’s and the Pharmacy, an 1883 building, once owned by members of the Shipman founding family. Pinecraft, on the corner, occupies this part of the original Rosamund Mill complex dating to 1862. Its 5-sided rugged stone design set the early building fashion here, as was followed by the 1863 structure across from it. On the way out of Almonte, you might like to stop for refreshment or a meal at Mama’s Place, a roadside steak house and tavern.

Saddle Shoes –Did You Walk a Mile in Those Shoes?

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Saddle Shoes –Did You Walk a Mile in Those Shoes?

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I was a child who missed the saddle shoes of the 40s and the 50s by a few years, but my older Albert Street friend and neighbour Verna May Wilson made up for me. There were those of of my friends who thought the return of saddle shoes in 1972 was the best thing since Lucky Charms and Lava Lamps. Then there were two or three and myself who said they hated the entire situation with I believe we said, “You’ve got to be kidding me!”. And, as would be expected, there were a few old timers that had to throw in their two cents and tell “us kids” about the “olden days”. One of my friends launched the conversation, and her first words were, “Hey, saddle shoes are coming back, and my Mother thinks that is great!” For her Mother it was like smelling wine and roses— no, more like winning a sweepstakes contest.

Some of you some will remember the old days of saddle shoes when you bought them sparkling white and clean, and then you tried your very hardest to get them dirty before the kids at school got the chance to do the job for you. Seems nice white saddle shoes just wasn’t the thing in those days, and it was very painful to have your friends trying to take every inch of bark off the uppers of your saddle shoes.

 

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I really don’t wander around beginning conversations about saddle shoes these days, but when the subject has come up  I once again have always always expressed my displeasure with them. 

I do remember hearing Verna telling me her Mother became hysterical at the sight of the new saddle shoes when she returned home after her first day at school. They were scuffed and gave the appearance of having gone through a small war, but that was the “in” way to wear saddle shoes.

Day after day a bit more wear and tear became noticeable, and just about the time you really got the uppers of your saddle shoes to the point where they were socially acceptable with the “In” crowd things started happening to the rest of the shoes, and it was time to get a new pair.

 

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There were all sorts of things Verna Wilson did with saddle shoes. She would change her laces to match an outfit and I swear some peaked out of their Albert Street Venetian blinds on a daily basis to see what she had done. But, this was a girl that came home at lunchtime to change into another fresh white blouse that she wore with her navy blue school tunic, and she was perfect in my eyes.

She mentioned there was a professional scuffer at Cowansville High School that would scuff your saddle shoes for a nominal price. I heard that his scuffing business was so popular that you had to wait as long as three or four days to get his attention.

My style once older never followed Verna, but it involved my Grandmother’s borrowed pearls, penny loafers, with a scent of Evening in Paris. I was also so mesmerized with tap dancing that sometimes I taped nickles on the bottom of my shoes. The coin sometimes came in handy for a call on an emergency payphone. Can you even imagine– a penny! But after months of wearing them my father began calling them “clodhoppers” as that’s what they used to call big shoes that just didn’t fit well anymore.

 

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Shoes have always been part of everyone’s lives and they can either afford you the adoration of your peers, or jeers from the cool kids table in the lunch room. Should we get into the Hush Puppies era, or can we just stop now at Saddle Shoes and Loafers and suppress those memories?

Did you know that all these shoes we wore actually changed the shape of our feet over the course of our lives? As Leonardo DaVinci once said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”  Maybe so, but after a lifetime of fashionable shoes, my feet are no masterpieces– they in fact looked like very scuffed Saddle shoes that no one would want– and that my friends are going easy on them.

 

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I was Linda Knight, Junior bridesmaid at this wedding.:)

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  1. Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

Vintage Carleton Place Sea Cadets 1970s

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Vintage Carleton Place Sea Cadets 1970s

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Do you know any of these people? Photos from the Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

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Royal Canadian Sea Cadets

There are many benefits to being a Sea Cadet; meeting new friends, travel, new experiences and discovering your full potential as an individual. In 223 communities across our country, there are about 9500 young Canadians 12 to 18 years of age who have taken a step into a future with the Canadian Cadet Organization.

This is an exceptional opportunity for young men & women aged 12 years & older. If you are interested in traveling, boating, sailing, sports, seamanship, band, & much more, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is for you.

We are proud to offer this program to Canadian youth at NO CHARGE.

We meet Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 9:30pm in the facilities located at

Navy League Building
137 John Street
Carleton Place, Ontario

CALL TODAY 613-257-7951

If you haven’t reached your 12th birthday and are between the ages of 10-12 years of age, you can join our 
Navy League Cadet Corps CARLPLACE.

The movement to establish a Sea Cadet corps in Lanark County originated with a group of concerned citizens in Almonte in 1966 led by Mr. Len Hampton, Sr.. A charter was granted to the Lanark Branch of the Navy League of Canada on March 23, 1967. By the summer a cadre of officers had been assembled and cadets recruited. The charter for Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps #211 LANARK was issued June 2nd, 1967.

The corps operated out of a school gymnasium until 1968 when the “Old Soap Factory” at 179 Reserve Street in Almonte became its home. RCSCC #211 LANARK blossomed over the next few years and in the mid 70’s grew briefly to over 100 cadets. However, financial and staffing difficulties plagued the corps and the numbers dwindled during the late 1970’s.

In 1981, the corps moved to Carleton Place into the former Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment armories at 137 John Street. The financing was much improved as a result of an active and dedicated Navy League Branch. The Corps solidified and the enrollment began to increase once more.

The facilities at 137 John Street were owned by the town of Carleton Place. The Navy League had entered into a 15 year lease for certain parts of the building and on specific time slots. But in subsequent years the building was shared with Day Care and a Nursery School program. It became apparent to the League that it would be prudent to secure facilities of our own. The Navy League embarked on an aggressive Building Fund project. With one weekly bingo in each of the towns of Almonte and Carleton Place, an Annual Bottle Drive on the first Saturday in January, two Tag Days each year in the towns of Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth and Smith Falls, and even in Kanata in the eighties, chocolate bar sales, raffle tickets, etc., the League was able to create a substantial Building Fund without compromising support of the Sea Cadet program.

When the building became available in 1993, as the day care and nursery school programs moved to other locations, the Navy League was in position to purchase the lands and building. Major renovations were required, including new furnaces, shower rooms, hot water heating in the basement areas, etc. and because of the foresight and diligence of Navy League members we have a home for our youth program.

In August 1995, the Navy League explored the possibilities of a Navy League Cadet Program for the 9 to 12 age group. It was agreed that we would proceed with the development of a corps and to seek a charter.

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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The Man that Brought “Canada” Back to Carleton Place – Bill Bagg

An Amusing Abner Nichols and His Boat

Teenage Years in Almonte

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Teenage Years in Almonte

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All photos from the Almonte Gazette from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Mary Anne Harrison added the description for this : Almonte Hotel. Almonte Old Home Week. 1974-1975 maybe. Could be the bed races. Looks like Greg Hickey, Chris Blackburn, Tony Vaughan and Rod Houston left side of the photo on the porch. Brendan Mullins on the balcony in front of the window. Phil Maynard to the left of the front door. Maurice Sample, Mark Ward and Paul Shane on the right hand side of the porch. There is a plan to have Almonte Old Home Week resurrected in 2018 – July 26-29.

 

 

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Skateboarding Contest 70s Almonte

Kevin Illingworth – left front row- place 1st

Richard Nightingale front centre

Rodney Moorhead- front right

Robert Powers- back right wearing Olympic shirt

Andrea Matheson Buffam- Tall girl

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Photo from Melissa Mills

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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RACK ‘EM UP —Do You Remember George’s Playhouse?

Photos of Beckwith Township Fire Dept 1970s

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Photos of Beckwith Township Fire Dept 1970s

 

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All Photos are from the Canadian newspaper files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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if you can identify any of these firemen let me know..

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All Photos are from the Canadian newspaper files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. I do think these two photos from the 70s are from Carleton Place due to the uniforms on them. I could be wrong.

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)relatedreading

Beckwith Fire Department 1965 Names Names Names

The Rencraft Fire Dept Photo Brings Back a Familiar Name

What if You Had a Fire and No One Came?

Fire, Could End All You’ve Become — Photos of those that Protect Carleton Place

Help Thy Neighbour in Carleton Place- Ronnie Waugh Fire 1959

News of Butter– Fireman— and Women of Stamina in Carleton Place

The Coachmen Return!!! Born to be Wild Circa 1985

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The Coachmen Return!!!  Born to be Wild Circa 1985

 

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First there was —Dance Hall Days with The Coachmen — Photo from Donovan and Stan Hastie 

 

Then came the 80s!!!!

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A new photo-Wayne Hedderson-1985 at the CPHS Football Reunion!

 

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Llew Lloyd After you posted this the first time , I checked an old yearbook and found a picture of a group that preceded this one , ” The Bonaventures” . Included in that photo were Jack Shail , his brother Wayne and Terry Giffin . I also remember going to a highschool dance pre Coachmen that ” The Viscounts ” played at . Later on Ron Latham played drums for another ” garage band ” group, that perhaps one of your followers remembers the name of 

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Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Bob White Chris Nolan played in the band Triva and later on in years they were called Equinox. The band I recalled where Chris Nolan Dave Hastie Greg Wright Paul Williams Shane Turner was with them occasionally Shane the Elvis songs They played a number of gigs at the Arena.

Bill Brown Shane Turner on the left? Paul Williams on the drum kit.

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BOB WHITE– You should arrange for the band to get together for a night!!

Dance Hall Days with The Coachmen

Back to The Future — Twisting Your Dignity Away

The Jinxed House of Crown Point

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The Jinxed House of Crown Point

 

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This photograph is of the Grierson House in Crown Point. The picture and article were found at the Arnprior and McNab-Braeside archives by microfilm. – Archives October 1981

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GRIERSON HOME AT THE TERMINUS OF THE DUNROBIN ROAD.
VIEW FROM OTTAWA RIVER-Grierson House at Crown Point photos by Jacquie (Hedley) Emerson, London Ontario

 

When the Bender family left Kanata in 1975 and moved into the most famous haunted home in the Ottawa Valley they joked about its history. The two storey stone structure located near Constance Bay on what is called Crown Point.

The story goes that a superstitious innkeeper in the 1870s refused to let a stranded traveller in one night because he thought he was the devil. The exhausted traveller who gave up after awhile asking the inn keeper for entrance crawled away and froze to death. He came back to haunt the house and there has been trouble ever since.

Of course the Benders said they would not have put down the asking price of $100,000 if they believed those ghost stories to be true. Yet the consequences of the century old jinx hit the family hard. In the first few weeks the whole family suffered a terrible rash that the doctors concluded might be poison ivy. The family boat moored to the dock disappeared one night after an angry storm never to be seen again. After Mr. Bender’s father died of cancer complications, the family began to think there might be something to the curse.

 

page updated by David Hedley  December 7, 2000

 

Out of the blue a few weeks later an older woman came to the house with a Ouija board and confirmed the fact the home had ghosts. The Bender children had heard tales at school of a stone in one of the two fireplaces that was was hollow. Sure enough, after testing all the rocks they found that particular stone that was hollow to a knock. They had no idea why the stone was hollow, and wondered if spirits lived in that stone. Was the hollow stone a dybbuk?*

Things got worse, in fact they got deadly. The story that went around was that hree-year-old daughter Mandy Bender was let out to play one day. When her parents lost sight of her they noticed small footprints in the snow leading to an open patch of water in the ice-covered Ottawa River. There was no word if police divers ever recovered her body at the point of this particular article. Later I found out that one month later they found the body of Mandy Bender.

Locals said the real story was that she had woken up in the middle of the night and walked a perfect straight line to the icy water, almost like she had been called to her death by something in the open waters.  After the tragedy the Benders got angry and wanted to meet these ghosts in their home face to face, but it never happened.

Mrs. Bender was so distraught she joined a group interested in psychic phenomenon and spoke in quiet tones about the hollow stone in her fireplace. Word had been passed on from generation to generation, and some older residents in the area won’t even speak about what has happened in that house.

The  history of the house has been written up in the Carleton Saga in 1968 and was built by a naval officer in 1928. Built in 1865 at Crown Point, the Grierson House was originally home to Lieutenant John Grierson. It was also visited by the Prince of Wales when his steamer anchored there to take on some much needed wood.
The ownership and usage of the home has changed hands over the years and has served as the Oddfellows Hall, medical clinic  and then an inn. A few years after it became an inn and the dreaded curse was placed upon the structure and it fell in disrepair until 1950 when a resident refurbished it and put in plumbing and electricity. After that, the ‘curse’ of the stranger has been attributed to a few tragic deaths attached to the house.

The Benders bought it in the 70s  from an Ottawa sports equipment dealer because they wanted a forever home for their young daughter Natasha and their two boys aged and and 14. The family said in the 70s they just couldn’t stay there, but they just couldn’t leave.

Joe Banks did an article for Arnprior Chronicle, in 1981 contacted Brenda Cain, who lived in the Grierson house in 1981. By that time, there had been a number of deaths in the house, but all explainable. The Benders did end up selling their home to a realtor, but have no idea what happened after. If you can fill in the blanks- drop me a line.

 

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In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk (Yiddishדיבוק‎, from the Hebrew verb דָּבַק‎ dāḇaq meaning “adhere” or “cling”) is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. It supposedly leaves the host body once it has accomplished its goal, sometimes after being helped. It is often trapped in a small box or hollow entity for safe keeping. Was the hollow stone a dybbuk?

 

Of further interest to ghost enthusiasts is the reports of mild poltergeist activity in the home. From doors rattling to phantom footsteps. From ‘thumping’ sounds in the attic to metallic rattling in the cellar.

2006--“At Crown Point a fine stone home, now occupied by Mr. Al Federer & family, was the eventual home of the large Grierson family.After the Grierson’s, the property served for a time as a tavern and Inn for travelers. It is referred to in the “Carleton Saga” and other writings as the ‘haunted house.’ Apparently, a superstitious innkeeper refused to let a stranded traveller into the inn during a storm night because he thought it was the devil.So, in spite, says the legend, the exhausted wayfarer crawled away to die and returned to haunt the house.” There is also an old family plot is in Crown Point, Dunrobin road, as you come down the last hill before you hit Crown Point Road. Its in the field up the hill to the left.

 

Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee

Pinhey Cottage was built in the 1820s for Captain James Grierson of the Royal Navy. Grierson was born September 28, 1782 in North Leith, Scotland, and came to Canada in 1825 upon receiving a land grant in Torbolton as a reward for his service to his country during the War of 1812.  At this location, he built his family a log cabin, now known as Pinhey Cottage, a simple one and a half storey, gable roofed dwelling similar to log cabins built throughout Canada in the 19th century. Grierson lived there with his family for a number of years, eventually moving across the road to a more substantial stone house. In the 1930s, the 100 acre property where the house is located was purchased by The Girl Guide Local Association at the urging of Major E.C. and Mrs. Woolsey, after whom the property was named. It has served the needs of the Guide Camp since. When the land was purchased, the log house was in very poor condition and it was repaired through the financial assistance of  Ruth Pinhey, a resident of nearby Pinhey’s Point. It was subsequently named in her honour.

 

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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More About the Eccentric Stafford Family in Almonte

Twitching or Grave Dousing– Our Haunted Heritage

The Haunted Canoe from the Jock River

The Secret of the Widow’s House

 

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Join us and learn about the history under your feet! This year’s St. James Cemetery Walk will take place Thursday October 19th and october 21– Museum Curator Jennfer Irwin will lead you through the gravestones and introduce you to some of our most memorable lost souls!
Be ready for a few surprises along the way….
This walk takes place in the dark on uneven ground. Please wear proper footwear and bring a small flashlight if you like.
Tickets available at the Museum, 267 Edmund Street. Two dates!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1211329495678960/

OCT 28th
Downtown Carleton Place Halloween Trick or Treat Day–https://www.facebook.com/events/489742168060479/

Here we go Carleton Place– Mark Your Calendars–

October 28th The Occomores Valley Grante and Tile Event–730pm-1am Carleton Place arena-Stop by and pick up your tickets for our fundraiser dance for LAWS. They also have tickets for Hometown Hearts event at the Grand Hotel fundraiser

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Apr 1975, Fri  •  Page 1