Heather Lynn Caldwell–Tales of Almonte
Lanark Locker Plant was owned by my dads brother Gordon Caldwell. It was a general grocery store and butcher shop. Also a freezer storage area of lockers for people to store their meat like my parents did. Once a month we would go visit and pick up our frozen meat or my aunt and uncle would come to our house in almonte for supper and bring some. My uncle always put a couple of bazooka joe bubble gum in the bottom of the box for me
When he retired his youngest daughter Hilda Pretty and her husband Oral Pretty took over for quite a few years before selling it
Tales of Carleton Place
No photos but I know the Kitten Factory was a big draw in Lanark circa 60s
Larry Clark and a long time after that – until the 1990’s.
Both buildings still there. Pretty Goods grocery now
Ron Closs–Lanark Village Community Group
Lanark .5 to 1.00 owned by Don and Rita Miller. The store had everything and was a thriving business. Lanark Locker Plant was owned by Gordon Caldwell. Use to get fresh meat there and they would even hang peoples deer in the fall in the Locker Plant
The millers were the most wonderful people. I remember going there as a child and buying Christmas presents , usually salt and proper shakers 😊. I’m thinking my mom had enough of those lol
Lanark Locker Plant was my grandfathers store.
Megan Smithson-Harrison Lots of memories from that store worked there many years I loved your Grandfather such a kind caring man
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The millers opened the first postal box in the lanark post office when it was rebuilt in 1959 🙂
Also my dad still talks about being hung up in the meat locker… Georgette Cameron can confirm if it’s a fact or fiction though 😛
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Andrea Snow …I have no idea about whether this happened or not but it may very well have happened. The Millers at the 5 cent to $1.00 store were sweethearts. It was really the only store I ever went to as a kid and I loved it! They had everything.
Georgette Cameron I remember your parents taking Francie and I to that store and we were awed by the number of things for sale, and we were allowed to look at everything as long as we didn’t touch
Josie Montgomery I love that memory. Thanks for sharing. My parents loved you and Francie. ❤️
And later on Store#4 Glenayr
Both stores were thriving buisnesses in the day!! Loved shopping and Miller’s. My husband and I would come down from Toronto and we would get T bone steaks
My mom worked for the Miller’s at the .5 to 1.00 store with Blanche Munroe and Mrs. Bowes (I think her name was Florence?).
Did Rita own the flower shop after
Remember the bread truck in the parking lot
If was a movie store too in the 90s
We used to rent 2 lockers from Gordon too keep our meet and frozen food in. We had no electricity! Gordon was always puffing away on a big cigar and one day while he was wrapping up a stake I had just picked out a big ash fell from his cigar and landed on my stake he just blew it off and kept wrapping! Didn’t even fizz on him but that probably happened a couple of times a day!
Megan Smithson-HarrisonRobert Fisher I don’t recall his cigar ever being lit. He chewed them to the knob. Not sure he even owned a lighter.
Milotte Leanne Tony
Lot’s of memories great store, also remember on Halloween night the Miller’s home was a must always had the best treats usually chocolate bars full sized ones
Any one remember the town police Pepsi fraser
My Mom and Dad use to rent an apartment from Gordon Caldwell before the fire.It was above the store.around 1954.They were newlyweds.Millers store did have everthing. Many the lace handkerchiefs, buzz buzz pink lipstick, Evening in Parisand sweet pea perfume,fishnet stockings,iterchangable earrings…Does anyone else remember these things? Memories!
So many wonderful memories stirred up reading this just love it! Christmas time was always special would get all my money to go shopping at Millers as well Norma Sweeney they had everything! What was the name of the guy who drove the milk truck, he also had ice cream in tubes it was so good !
Those were very good days, Loved those stores,
Blair T. Paul, Artist – Canadian and International
The booming days of Lanark…all of these stores still exist but under new owners…good for them!
Flower shop Rita Traill
United Church in the background.
I think we grew up in the best time possible. So many great memories.
Love everyone sharing. Such great memories!!! Dan Boothby just died in the last year
The store looks so nice there.
The 5 to 1 dollar store. A child’s dream store, everything from clothes ,toys dishes sundries. The Lanark Locker Plant. Fresh local meat and produce, canned goods and freezer space for those of us who didn’t have a home freezer. You could order your groceries and Jim Anderson would deliver to your home. You were always greated by name and a smile from Gordon and Donna Whyte on cash. Free bones for soup or your fur friend. Lanark had everything your household needed
Dave mclaren in post office
Just want to confirm that this is the current thrift store and Pretty Goods . The street looks larger for some reason was in this picture.
Judy ArnottRob Eady no crazy boulevards
5 and dime store we bought Christmas presents their when we were kids for each other
The Lanark Locker Plant was owned by my grandfather, Gordon Caldwell. He was a butcher, and the butcher table he used now resides at my fathers hunt camp in Middleville ♥️
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