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Do You Know Where Mary Cook Once Worked?


127 Bridge Before and After in Carleton Place



Did you know Mary Cook once worked here? What was it? Click on this link.

Who was the “Drugstore Woman” in Asselstine’s Rexall?



Former location of Valley Granite & Tile –This same location has two new businesses going in — one being the Canadian award winning hairstylist Nick Giardino and his business “Lifestyle Salon and Education Centre”




Bridge Street V.E. Day Parade Photos- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Who was the “Drugstore Woman” in Asselstine’s Rexall?


Update January 9, 2016.

From the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Files we found out that  Betty Findlay and Mary Cook both worked at Assestine’s Pharmacy.


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 The Queen’s Hotel in the background 1944–Now Valley Granite & Tile, this site once housed H.B Asselstine’s Rexall Drug Store and Hughes Grocery (Circa 1946). The original brick and stone quoins were covered with a brick facade in the 1970s, and the large windows replaced.

   All   Phot0s- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

John Edwards said:  Its Betty Findlay!!

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So anyone know who this retail pinup girl was?


Ray Paquette​ said: Wayne was a lot time employee of Mr. Asseltine’s Rexall Drug Store who later became a salesman in the furniture department at Eaton’s Bayshore where I would run into him often, stopping to exchange news on people from Carleton Place we knew in common.



Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
May 7 at 10:00 AM  · 

It’s Photo Friday!
Harvey Asselstine (1904 – 1990) takes a break from his pharmacy duties and poses for a photo in front of his drugstore. Asselstine purchased the business from William Hughes and operated here at the corner of Bridge and Franklin until the late 1960’s. It’s now the Giardino Atelier.-