Share what you learn, and this old gal is not getting any younger, so i saw this photo and as far as I am concerned, it needed to be documented.. So here is one day in the 1970s that The Canadian took a photo of a group of boys in the council chambers of the town hall getting a gun license.
Here are some comments:
Terry Latham–Same place I got mine. The old court room
Penny TraffordTed, Garry says for sure it’s Lloyd Hughes, and he’s still pondering on the other name. He knows he lived on the same block as the North Side Grocery
Yvonne Mahon told me about her father’s (Thomas J Mahon) leather hunting coat that was on display at the registration desk at the Mahon Family Reunion. After he passed away in 1997 they thought the jacket that he used trapping hunting and fishing was lost. However to the families joy the jacket was found in his workshop inside a bag. Because it had been in the cold outside workshop for a long time mice had gotten to it and it was in need of some loving care. Yvonne’s daughter said during one summer she took that jacket outside and sat under the umbrella and repaired it tear by tear. Thomas was from Combermere which is a village located along the Madawaska River in south-eastern Ontario.
Every year, Doors Open Ontario attracts large crowds across Ontario. From April to October, residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Carleton Place Town Hall
Grand Hotel, The
Hawthorne Mill – South Shore Landing Inc.
Keyes Block Apartments
I will be doing a walking tour Saturday 16 beginning at 11 am at the Domino’s Parking Lot. I will stop for 10 minutes at:
Grand Hotel, The
Keyes Block Apartments
Carleton Place Town Hall (ending)
So come along for the informational and fun walk and I will stop at these above places for 10 minutes. If you want to stay longer than 10 minutes or even come back and visit them after the tour all good. It’s about about local history and open doors– so come have fun!!
I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores.
This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.
Livery rigs were at a premium in town on Monday night owing to the number of Almonters who drove up to attend the Carleton Place concert. Three of our young townsmen, probably unable to secure another vehicle, had a lively ride to and from the junction town that evening by means of a railway tricycle they were fortunate enough to secure.
They did the distance to C. P. in twenty minutes, we understand, and on the return trip were spurting to lower the record, when, opposite Mr. Wylie’s factory on the outskirts of the town, there was a collision with one of those pretty little stripe-backed animals known technically as the **Mephitis Americana, and the animal shuffled off its coil with more speed than the spurters deemed necessary under the circumstances.
For some time after the unfortunate accident the survivors were threatened with social ostracism by their many friends, but the burial of at least two suits of clothes and persistent and well-directed attempts at fumigation have rendered such a contingency unnecessary. We have not heard in what dialect the owner of the triple wheeler clothed his thoughts when he set out on his next trip, and we are ready to believe that the local C.P. residents are dumb as an oyster over the affair, doubtless owing to the fact that it is against the rules of the company to give every Richard, Tom or Henry particulars as to collisions, washouts or other accidents !
November 28 Update— I saw the movie on Showcase this weekend.. LOVED it!!
The film The Rooftop Christmas has been filming in Almonte for the past few weeks. Today they were filming a “courtroom” scene in the council chambers inside the Carleton Place Town Hall. I posted a snippet of their last Christmas movie at the end of this blog, and most of their films (Johnson Production group) are seen on the Hallmark Channel.
The star Michelle Morgan is best known for the series Heartland and was also in Supernatural as Jemma Verson. Tim Reid is also in the movie and known for many popular roles, especially That 70s Show.