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Almonte High School 1961 Names Names Names -Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Almonte High School 1961  Names Names Names -Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Clippings thanks to Janet I. Ritchie Scott 

Thanks to the scrapbook of Lucy Connelly Poaps ADHS cheerleaders 1960-1961

Marks Received by Students At Almonte High School Who Tried Christmas Tests— January 1960– Names Names Names

Kathleen Downey — Miss Almonte High School 1958

Here She Comes —Miss Almonte High School January 1958

A Tale From Almonte High School –Dugald Campbell

Meet Janet I. Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

The Girl Guides Talking Stick Returns to Lanark County –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Meet Janet I. Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Meet Janet I.  Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

I graduated from Almonte High School in 1961. I am downsizing and while sorting and packing, I found a 1957 and a 1958-1959 yearbooks from Almonte High School. I was Janet Ritchie then. Happy to find them a home. Found some later ones too. I was on the yearbook committee when we called the yearbook “et Nomla Libris” because some of us were in the Latin class and spelling Almonte backwards made it look classy. ( our joke). I taught later at Church Street School and met a younger AHS student who said they changed the name of the yearbook. It wasn’t even a real word! We thought it was funny at 16.

I lived in Almonte from 1953 (Grade 5) to (Grade 13) 1961 and then went to Teacher’s College. From 1963 to 1965 I taught in Church Street Public School. I directed Waupoos Girl Guide Camp for three summers 2005 and the Almonte Leaders volunteered to staff the Nature Camp. They left with me a Talking Stick in my care as they intended to come back the following year. This Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides has been in my care for almost twenty years I still have it but wondered if they would like it back in their unit. Thank you for getting in touch with Heather Legge and I am dropping her off a Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides that has been in my care for almost twenty years.

My maternal grandfather was Arthur Forsythe who was born in Rosebank I think. His father drove coach between Almonte and Blakeney but died suddenly when Grandpa was only 12. Forsythes lived at Cedar Hill. Kate Cochrane was my Great Aunt.

I tell my grandkids about swimming under the railroad bridge in Almonte but I wouldn’t recommend it now. We were crazy. We got careful instead of carefree as we grew older. I was born Dec.3,1942. We lived on the Henderson Chicken farm on Carling Ave. Then. Dad followed the snowplow into the Civic Hospital in a terrible blizzard. I’ve seen historic Ottawa photos of men digging out streetcar tracks with shovels following the storm.

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Tue, 7 Feb 1961Page 16

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Fri, 9 Sept 1960Page 4

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Thu, 25 Sept 1958Page 28

Janet 1961 ADHS Annual

Janet’s father Reverend James Ritchie minister at St. JOhn’s Almonte 1953-1961

John Cochran and Margaret More wedding- Almonte

D & L Slade Co.– Way of Housekeeping Larry Clark — A Tide Mill

Coleman Family History–Just for Your Records

James Mackintosh Bell — The Buchanan Scrapbooks

McEwan Fire 1949 —Chris Muller –None of Us are Alone— We are all connected!

The Girl Guides Talking Stick Returns to Lanark County –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

The Girl Guides Talking Stick Returns to Lanark County –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Heather Legge and Janet I. Ritchie Scott on Saturday May 27th 2023

I directed Waupoos Girl Guide Camp (Girl Guides ‘heartbroken’ as Ontario camps to be sold by 2020) for three summers 2005 and the Almonte Leaders volunteered to staff the Nature Camp. They left with me a Talking Stick in my care as they intended to come back the following year. This Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides has been in my care for almost twenty years I still have it but wondered if they would like it back in their unit. Thank you for getting in touch with Heather Legge and I am dropping her off a Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides that has been in my care for almost twenty years.

The Talking Sign
Years ago, Brownies had a special two-fingered sign when they said their
own Brownie Promise. Now, Brownies say the same Promise as all other
Girl Scouts. Now the two-fingered sign is called the Talking Sign and is
used when girls are sitting in their Daisy Circle. When a girl has something
to say, she makes the two-fingered sign and taps the floor in front of her.
Girl Scout troops often use a Talking Stick when having discussions. The
talking stick is actually a Native American tradition, and can be plain or
decorated. Only the person holding the talking stick may speak – if a girl
wishes to speak, she would use the talking sign to signal that she would
like to have the talking stick passed to her. Sometimes troops use some
other sort of object such as a stuffed animal as a “talking bear” or other


The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Mon, May 5, 1975Page 8

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Tue, 14 Jul 1987Page 16

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Wed, Jul 4, 1962Page 19

Carleton Place Brownies — -Thanks Linda Gallipeau-Johnston for this photo-

Linda, this is a picture of either Brownies or Girl Guides – 1st row myself, Isabelle Raycroft, Norma Dorman, Ruth Ann Thorpe, Alana Lever – 2nd back – Sandra Thompson ? Linda Percival, Nancy Nesbitt, Marion Gordon, Kathryn Dack, Jessica Montgomery, Peggy Mace, behind Peggy looks like Wendy Robertson – to the left Rita Porteous – don’t know the others – maybe someone else can fill in. Looks like maybe we were 11 or 12 – some of us didn’t have our uninforms so I am thinking it was a “fly-up from Brownies to Girl Guides – basement of the Zion Memorial Church 1957 – 58.

I am enclosing a photo of some of the Girl Guides and Brownies from Almonte. I cannot date this accurately it but should be around 1962. Hopefully the clarity is ok.

Mary Beth Wylie

Lucy Connelly Poaps clipping

Brownies from Sue Tweddle and Joann Voyce recognize anyone? In front of Zion Memorial in CP

Our future young ladies of Carleton Place… Thank you for inviting me and hope you learned more about being part of your community. Sparks and Brownies CP division.. I showed them my 62 year old Brownie pin tonight..One young lass said ‘ yeah you’re old like my Grandma.. she gets cramps! ” LOLOL

History of Girl Guides in Almonte

Canadian Girls in Training

Anyone Know anything about The Whoop La Girls Camp

Our Community — The Staff of Carleton Place and the Sparks and Brownies of Carleton Place –Photos!!

Meet Janet I. Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Mr William Majaury Mailman

Mr William Majaury Mailman

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 24 Aug 1910Page 8

NAME:William Majaury
BIRTH PLACE:Lanark, Ontario
DEATH DATE:22 Aug 1910
DEATH PLACE:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
CAUSE OF DEATH:Epileptic Attacks


Merrickville, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, CanadaDEATH22 Aug 1910 (aged 68–69)

Hopetown, Lanark County, Ontario, CanadaBURIAL

Hopetown CemeteryHopetown, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada


NameWilliam Majaury
Racial or Tribal OriginScottish
Marital StatusMarried
Birth Date1840
Birth PlaceOntario
Residence Date1901
Residence PlaceCanada
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Can ReadY
Can WriteY
Can Speak EnglishY
DistrictLanark (North/Nord)
District Number80
Sub-District Number1
Dwelling Number9
Family Number10
NeighboursView others on page
Household Members (Name)AgeRelationshipWilliam Majaury60HeadSperry Majaury58WifeWm R Majaury30SonAggnes D Majaury20DaughterFrederick E Majaury18SonAlfred E Majaury14Son

The Sale of his Effects did not take long

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 7 Sept 1910Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 30 May 1906Page 4

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 14 Feb 1906Page 8

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 14 Mar 1906Page 8

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 20 Jan 1909Page 1

Bits Pieces and Clippings of Jennie Majaury

More on Grandma Majaury — Mother Bread Maker Midwife and Step Dancer

People are Afraid to Work– Jennie Majaury- Darling Township

We’ll Never See a Woman Again Like That-Irene Crosbie

Marian MacFarlane — Silver Threads Among the Gold

From the Files of The Canadian — Who is This? Where is This?

Carleton Place Blind Woman Saved Four Seniors

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

Union Hall Photos and Clippings — Stuart McIntosh

Union Hall Photos and Clippings — Stuart McIntosh

From Stuart McIntosh

Found this pic in my mother’s scrapbook.

Thanks to whoever submitted the early photo of the 4 boys. The next photo is Mr.&Mrs. Thaddeus McIntosh with their children Mildred and Donald. Thaddeus was the boy on the left in earlier pic.

The Daily British Whig

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Fri, 28 Feb 1896Page 2


Jacob Gallinger SR. Blacksmith

Jacob Gallinger SR. Blacksmith

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 20 Sept 1899Page 1

Jacob (Sr) Gallinger
Birthdate:circa 1820
Birthplace:Lanark, ON, Canada
Death:circa 1899 (70-87)
Immediate Family:Husband of Mary Gallinger
Father of Janet MairElizabeth McLarenMary Ann DickJacob (Jr) GallingerRebecca Bond and 1 other

When Jacob Gallinger was born in 1820 in Cornwall, Ontario, his father, Heinrick, was 26 and his mother, Olive, was 24. He married Mary Alcorn on March 29, 1842, in Lanark, Ontario. They had eight children in 16 years. He died on September 14, 1899, in Lanark, Ontario, having lived a long life of 79 years, and was buried in Gallingertown, Ontario. (
Gallingertown, Stormont Co., Ontario, Canada)

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 26 May 1915Page 1

May 26, 1882

Breach of Liquor Law.—On Friday last the Inspector conducted the prosecution of Matilda Dennis, of the village of Lanark, for selling liquor without a license. The Magistrates were T. Caldwell and J. Gallinger esquire. The evidence was inclusive and the defendant was iined twenty dollars and costs, or thirty days in gaol. The fine was paid.


Gallinger, Jacob, waggon maker and blacksmith, George st
Gillis, John, flour and grist, saw, and carding mill owner, and
lumber merchant

Gallinger, J., blacksmith and horseshoer

Gallinger, Jacob, axe maker

I Swear It’s True — Part 8 – Almas Knowlton – Blacksmith Photographer and Dentist

Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook

Snippets of Ashton-Blacksmiths — Foundry MacFarlane- Donna McFarlane

Hopetown Blacksmith Shop-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Sam Kelford Blacksmith- The Buchanan Scrapbook

The Last Blacksmith Shop –R. J. Neil

Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy

Need “BLOOD-LETTING’? Head on Down to the Blacksmith!

  1. The Witch of Plum Hollow and the Blacksmith
  2. The Curious World of Bill Bagg — The Gillies Blacksmith Shop
  3. Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook
  4. The Blacksmiths of Lanark County

Clydesville — Social Notes of Lost Towns

Clydesville — Social Notes of Lost Towns

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 3 Nov 1897Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 17 Aug 1910Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 3 Sept 1919Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 18 Jan 1899Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 7 May 1919Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 28 May 1919Page 5

The Clachan – William Smith– The Buchanan Scrapbook

Clydesville General Store

  1. Smiles of Content and Social Notes in Clydesville
  2.  It Raineth Every Day in Lanark County–Social Notes–July 30, 1897
  3. The Heroine of White — Lanark County 1924 –Sweeney
  4. So Where Was Slabtown?
  5. The Ghost Towns of Eastern Ontario
  6. Halls Mills Ghost Town- Another W. H. Wylie Connection
  7. The Gillies Home in the Ghost Town of Herron’s Mills
  8. Photographer Finds Money in a Local Abandoned Home

Is this the Real Charles Dunlop of Union Hall? Thanks to Stuart McIntosh

Is this the Real Charles Dunlop of Union Hall? Thanks to Stuart McIntosh

Charles Dunlop – any relatives around Union Hall or Almonte? Stuart sent this photo in.. I came up with this geneaology below.. but is it right>?


NameCharless Dunlap[Charless Dunlop][Charles Dunlap]
Birth Year1875
ReligionCanada Presbyterian Church
NationalityScotch (Scotish)
District Number112
DistrictLanark North
Sub-District NumberA
Household Members (Name)AgePeter Dunlap31Elizabeth Dunlap30Mary Dunlap8Charless Dunlap6

When Charles Edward Dunlop was born about 1875, in Mississippi Mills, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, Peter Dunlop, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Rath, was 26. He married Agnes Stewart on 31 March 1905, in Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Manitoba, Canada in 1916 and Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada in 1926.

The bridesmaid, Miss Annie Scott, was present and is the only living witness of 50 years ago. Of the living children, three were present – Mrs. Compo of Ottawa, Alex. from Langham, Sask., and William on the homestead. Charles of Grande Prairie, Peace River, Alberta, the youngest son, was not present, but he spent a month with his parents last summer– read-William Dunlop Union Hall

NameCharles Edward Dunlop
Birth Yearabt 1875
Birth PlaceRamsey, Ontario
Marriage Date31 Mar 1905
Marriage PlaceLanark, Ontario, Canada
FatherPeter Dunlop
MotherElizabeth Dunlop
SpouseAgnes Stewart

William Dunlop Union Hall

People of Lanark County Andrew Dunlop 1944

Miss Christena Dunlop –Teacher Church Street School

Fred Dunlop 100 years old

The Band was Amazing but the Coke Driver Let Jack Hastie Down CPHS 1951- Delmar Dunlop

The John Dunlop Burial Site Almonte

The Memories of Dunlop Hill

Sometimes When You Least Expect it– The Dunlop Issue

The Dunlop House — Saturday is the End of an Era in Carleton Place

Clippings of Cedar Hill School

Clippings of Cedar Hill School

From the clippings of Lucy Connelly Poaps

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada08 Mar 1901, Fri  •  Page 7

Class Photos from Cedar Hill School

Maples of the Cedar Hill School House

LOST in Cedar Hill

The Lonely Grave of Barney Shiels of Cedar Hill

Which Pakenham School Was this?

Outhouses Need to Be Cleaned– Conditions of Our Rural School– 1897

Maples of the Cedar Hill School House | The Millstone

Dear Miss Sheehan — July 13 1905

What do you Remember About Teacher Evelyn Miller ?

Cedar Hill School House

Photo of Cedar Hill School HouseLocated at 270 Cedar Hill Road, Pakenham, Cedar Hill School House is a historic schoolhouse that has been recently renovated. It is ideal for meetings, family reunions, and small parties. It has a seating capacity of 60 people. It is equipped with kitchen and washroom facilities.

Please visit Municipal Hall Rental Rates for information on costs.

S.S. No. 1 Pakenham, 1948 – Courtesy of David Donaldson. Front: Bobby Connery, Ronald Lindsay, Jean Fulton, Bill Taylor, George Deugo, Alvin Timmins, Jack Levi 2nd Row: Fred Forsythe, Glen Timmins, Doreen Taylor, Art Levi, Stuart Timmins Back: Milton Timmins, Bill Donaldson, David Donaldson, Mervin Giles, Jim Levi, Garry Dean

Murray Martin Ramsay Bee Keeper


The Historical Settlement of Leckie’s Corners FROM MM.ca

In the 1840s, the area in Ramsay Township along the eight line about half a mile west of present day Almonte was a thriving community known as Leckie’s Corners.  Most settlers had made their way from Perth along the Old Perth Road which was little more than a blazed footpath through dense forest. As part of all settlers’ duties, they were required to clear the road along their property which then became the 8th Line.  Settlers were also to build a dwelling within the first 3 years.  The first settlers were John Mitchell Jr and John Mitchell Snr who arrived in 1821.  James Nicholson who arrives in 1822 and Patrick Slatery who followed in 1823.

The Importance of the Eighth Line

In the 1820s, the Eighth Line was the main road connecting Ramsayville or Shipman’s Mills (now Almonte) with Pakenham.  The Ninth Line (now Hwy 29) was only a path.  The road from Morphy’s Falls (present day Carleton Place) to present day Almonte was built by statute labour in 1828.  From Almonte to Pakenham, the road for many years was so bad that it could only be used for hauling supplies in winter. The road ran from Almonte to the Tannery hill on the Eighth Line and along it past the Bennie’s mill on the Indian River to Bennie’s Corners, then across to the Ninth Line at Snedden’s and on to Pakenham. With the Old Perth Road joining the Eighth Line between Lots 14 and 15, it is not difficult to imagine the Eighth Line as a most heavily travelled road.  It was, therefore, only natural that schools, churches, and businesses were built along it.  The present day Wolf Grove Road between Auld Kirk and Union Hall was not opened as a highway until 1967.  Before that time, it was used only as a winter road.

By 1863 the community of Leckie’s Corners was well established. There was a school, a general store, a tannery, a harness shop, a blacksmith shop, a town hall and no less than three churches.

Below is a diagram (not to scale) of the significant places in Leckie’s Corners:

Diagram of significant places along the line at Leckie's Corners
Drawing of Leckie's Corners

                                The Site of Old Town Hall: On this corner where this house stands, the residents of Ramsay Township, who had been holding meetings in the schoolhouse, erected a town hall in 1851 from which to conduct business. In 1916, the building was sold for lumber.

                                The Stepping Place: On the opposite corner where the municipal garage now stands there was a stopping house. This was a place where travelers could spend the night and stable their horses. 

                                Site of the Old Methodist Church: The important of the church in the lives of early settlers is very apparent.  Camp meetings such as the one shown below, met the social and spiritual needs of early Methodist settlers prior to the establishment of church building.  Settlers were also visited by travelling ministers.

A Methodist church house, or meeting house as it was called, was a log structure built about 1835 and as one of the first churches in the area, it was open to all other denominations when not in use by the Methodists.  This church no longer exists

                                The Free Church and Manse: Another of the community’s church built that was built in 1845/46 was known as the Free Church or Canada Presbyterian church.  Land was purchased for a graveyard, church and a manse.  The graveyard proved to be too stony and many bodies were moved to the Auld Kirk cemetery.  The Rev William Mackenzie, father of William Tate Mackenzie was an early minister for the free church.  The manse where he lived is now a private home. Twenty years later, the congregation moved to a new church in Almonte and the building was later purchased by the reformed Presbyterian church.  Their minister Reverend Robert Shields, lived in the Auld Kirk manse with his wife Elizabeth, the hat maker in Leckie’s Corners.  The old church was subsequently sold and became a barn. The following picture shows it in that capacity and the former manse can be seen beside. The church building was later destroyed by fire.

                                The Schoolhouse: ln 1856, a new stone schoolhouse was built next to the tannery. In this picture taken in 1898, the woodshed at the back of the school can be seen.  It was the responsibility of the students to bring the wood in from the woodshed and keep the fire going in the school.  Students also brought water to school from the nearest supply. This school served School Section Number 9 (S.S.#9). One of the early school inspectors was Rev John McMorran who became the minister at the Auld Kirk in 1846. The school was in use until 1970. The school house is now a private home.

                                The Tannery: The Tannery built in 1839 by Thomas Mansell who is listed as its owner in an 1851 Directory of Merchants.  People from all over the area brought their Animal hides to the Tannery to be processed into leather. This involved soaking them in vats with the bark of various tress such as oak or hemlock.  Tanneries were always built by a source of water that could be dammed to create a source of power to grind the bark. In this case, it was built by Woolton Creek. In 1908 it was reconfigured as the Mississippi Pride Cheese factory after fire destroyed the original cheese factory.  In the 1930s it took on a new role as a dance hall for a short period of time.  It had since been restored as a private residence.

                                Robert Drury’s Harness Shop and House: The leather produced at a tannery usually lead to the establishment nearby of enterprises that used leather. Leckie’s Corners boasted both a shoemaker and harness maker, Robert Drury, directly across the road in the 1860s.  Robert Drury was born in Ireland and came to Canada with his mother and sister in 1842.  It is thought that he first that he first owned a harness shop on the second floor of the Tannery. This would have been an ideal location for obtaining hides.  In May 150, he purchased ½ acre of land from Thoams Mansell right across the road form the tannery and built a house and harness shop.  The date that he built them is not known but an 1863 map shows the house and shop.  On 28 June 1861, the following ad appeared in the Almonte Gazette.

In 1866 he moved his enterprise into Almonte.

                                The Mississippi Pride Cheese Factory: The first cheese factory at Leckie’s Corners appears in an 1881 map. The Mississippi Pride Cheese Factory was located up the hill across the road from the tannery. Farmers brought their milk to the cheese factory daily. It was a tremendous blow to local farmers when the factory was destroyed by fire in 1908. The owners immediately made arrangements to set up business in the tannery which had been empty for some time.  Within two days it was functioning as the new cheese factory. The tannery in its new capacity can be seen in the following picture. The large tub at the left side of the building is the whey vat.  After dropping off their milk, the farmers would fill up their empty cans with whey to be used as feed for their livestock.

                                Robert Yule’s Tailor Shop: Another thriving business in Leckie’s Corners was the tailor shop.  Robert Yule was the tailor at Leckie’s Corners.  He was born in Glasgow, Scotland 28 May 1808.  In 1821 he came to Ramsay Township with his parents James Yuill and Barbara Colton. They settled on the east half of Lot 11, Conc 6, Ramsay.  He was one of 10 children.

Robert wen to the village of Lanark, where he served his tailor’s apprenticeship under Finlay McLaren.  There he met McLaren’s niece, Janet, who had also come to learn the trade, and they married.

In 1839 he purchased ¾ acre in the east half of Lot 16, Conc 7 Ramsay, where he built a house with a tailor shop on one end.  The two separate entrances can still be seen. 

Robert was an excellent tailor which can be seen by looking at the beautifully tailored clothing in the photograph of his family.

                                Thomas Leckie’s General Store: The settlement was named for Thomas Leckie, a very enterprising individual. He first shows up in records in 1839 as having a license to sell liquor at his inn, the location of which is not known.  In 1846, he purchased land in Leckie’s Corners and opened a general store which probably looked much like this picture. The building was eventually moved and became a machine shed.  In the same building was a Milliner named Elizabeth Waddell, seen here in one of her delicate creations: (PICTURE)

Her sister Margaret operated a dressmaking business there as well.  Thomas Leckie also had a cabinet making business in Almonte, sold farm equipment and operated a sawmill. Thomas Leckie also became the editor of the Almonte’s first newspaper, The Examiner. He went bankrupt during the depression of 1857 and later in 1861 he and his family emigrated to the US.  This foundation is all that is left of his general store. Leckie’s General Store changed hands many times and in the late 1800s was turned into a carriage shop run by James Scott.  

                                Ruins of Stone House Owned by Slatery and Scotts: James Scott (owner of the carriage shop located in the old Leckie’s general store) and his wife became prominent members of the Leckie’s Corners society. community.  They lived in a beautiful stone house across the road. It was demolished in 1944.  The stone was used in building the retaining wall for what is now known at the Heritage Mall in Almonte. All that remains today are the stones of a crumpling wall.  The house had been previously occupied owned by William Slattery whose blacksmith shop was located in a building behind the house. There was room inside the blacksmith shop for a team of horses.

                                The Old Log Schoolhouse: Another building of importance in a community was the schoolhouse which as located within walking distance of the majority of the people. The first school in Leckie’s Corners was a log structure located at the corner of Gleeson Rd across form Leckie’s General Store.

                                Edward Nicholson’s House: When Ramsay was surveyed, one seventh of the land was set aside for the government and one seventh was also set aside for the Church.  This was called the Clergy Reserve.  And in Ramsay there were two such lots.  It was hoped that as the land became more and more settled, the value of these parcels of land would increase.  These clergy reserves were always a problem for early settlers since nobody lived on these parcels and therefore did not clear the road. One of these parcels was eventually purchased by Edward Nicholson who received his Crown Land Patent in 1855. His house, a log structure, still stands.

Sweetest Man in Lanark County — Harry Toop Honey Maker

The Robbing of the Honey Pot- Andrew Cochrane Ramsay Yuill

Honey and the Andersons of Hopetown

Inside the Old Honey Pot — The Henderson Apiaries Carleton Place

What Was a Honey Wagon?- The Job of a Night Soil Scavenger

Putting Leckie’s Corners Back on the Map — The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Stories of Ramsay Township– Leckies Corner’s – James Templeton Daughter’s 1931

Remembering Leckie’s Corners 1887

Tidbits About Ramsay S.S. #9 The Tannery School

The House on the Hill — Up the 8th Line of Ramsay — Jaan Kolk Files

Some Cold Hard Facts- First Tailor in Ramsay and a Cow Without a Bell