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Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #3

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Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #3

Mom and her sister Shirley Anne. 💜 Mom was 17 years older so Mom probably 22 and SAM 5

Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #1

Let’s go Racing Boys — J. A. Brunton –Where was This Sign?

Annie Bella Brunton & Adam Wesley Jones

What Happened to Bill Brunton’s Roof in Carleton Place?

The Runaway Bridesmaid From Rosebank to Huntley (Meehan)

Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #2

Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #1

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Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #1

Hi, so I’m going through a closet of old boxes , photos, letters etc from my Mom and Dads former home. So my Mom wrote lots of letters, stories, and got quite a few published. Here is one of the “Almonte is; The Friendly Town”. I kind of laughed because I saw a post about the water tower in Almonte the other day. I’ll send a pic of the scrapbook stories. I have so many pics and stories!

Lizzie Brunton

Read the story here..HIGH SCHOOL CADETS RESCUE CHILD IN RIVER

Read- Old St. Mary’s Almonte — Clippings Photos and Memories


Family love from Lizzie Brunton–Hi. I got together with a bunch of my cousins yesterday. It was fantastic. My Mom was the oldest of seven from Almonte. You’ve mentioned Joanna Meehan Harrington that is one of my Moms sister. So, we were at my Aunt Marion McGahey’s in Kemptville. Marion is the last sibling left. It was such a delight to all be together again. I wanted to tell you, I’m not sure why.
There was my Mom Dorothy Meehan Brunton, Gerald Meehan -fiddle player, Donnie Cochran- he was killed tragically by the train in Almonte when he was just a young boy (my Nanny and Grandpa Meehan adopted him as a baby), Stella Meehan, Kathleen (Kitty) Meehan Thibert, Marion Meehan McGahey, Joanna Meehan Harrington, and Shirley Anne Meehan. They grew up on Country Street and called it, “The Backroad”. I should mention my grandparents names, Stella Scott Meehan and Norbert Meehan–So many great stores and history. A legacy.

Lizzie Brunton

 

Let’s go Racing Boys — J. A. Brunton –Where was This Sign?

Annie Bella Brunton & Adam Wesley Jones

What Happened to Bill Brunton’s Roof in Carleton Place?

The Runaway Bridesmaid From Rosebank to Huntley (Meehan)

Let’s go Racing Boys — J. A. Brunton –Where was This Sign?

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Let’s go Racing Boys — J. A. Brunton –Where was This Sign?
Adin Wesley Daigle photo..

Adin found this old enamel sign and we would like to know about J. A. Brunton. Where was this sign? Two of his horses were called “Effective Scott” and “Effective Kevin”.

Nancy Giffin —-OK, that sign used to be placed on his truck when they went to the horse shows at the fall fairs. They never did the horse racing at the track, but they did show them at horse show competitions at the fairs. , they trained their horses using the bike ( sulky ). The horse show competitions have a buggy class and a bike class. They kept their horses at Millers stable on High street. Mostly the training and conditioning was done in a field on the town line across from where the Pet store was. There have been condos there for many years now.

Joann Voyce As a child in the 1940’s, I remember going to sulkie racing up High St where the new subdivision is now

Lynne Johnson The little park by High and Bridge is where the Bruntons used to train for sulky races, if I’m not mistaken?

Joann Voyce That was next to Miller’s Horse Stable. That is where the horses were boarded as well and were walked daily in the little park area, I lived on Thomas across from it for 8 years and then on High Street 2 doors from the Stable. The Miller’s are my relatives and I was in those stables many times

Penny Trafford There was a track up the end of High Street about where that housing development is going in. I’m sure it was for the horses, but I also know it was used as a go-cart track because my Dad belonged to that go-cart Club and practiced and raced up there.

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Annie Bella Brunton & Adam Wesley Jones

What Happened to Bill Brunton’s Roof in Carleton Place?