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Christena McEwen– The Belle of Beckwith Part 1 -“The Woodcocks”

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Christena McEwen– The Belle of Beckwith Part 1 -“The Woodcocks”

Christena  was the daughter John Newcombe and as Ed Box wrote these notations he made this remark:

As I write this there is a notation on fly leaf which reads:

To Miss Christena McEwen

For having so accurately repeated Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians in the Sabbath School

Beckwith, May 19, 1861

 

In the last days of her life my Grandmother lived out her last days at our home in Carleton Place. I can still see her as she frequently did, sitting in the comfort of her old red rocking chair in her kitchen reading the Bible before she went to bed.

 

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One time when we were having lunch together my grandmother, my mother and Hughie and I mentioned Mr. Woodcock, owner of the town bakery. My mother said quite defiantly, “What a name,  I wouldn’t want a name like that!”

Without skipping a beat my Grandmother answered, “It could be worse!”

 

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Everyone looked at her simultaneously and said, “What?”

She said,“Well it could have been woodpecker!”

 

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Stories from the Box family from Carleton Place, White Lake, Prospect, Beckwith and the list goes on.

Remember if you have family stories you want to share with the LCGS please PM me or email me at sav_77@yahoo.com

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

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Roy Woodcock Photo -Woodcock’s Bakery

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Wondrous! The Woodcock Bakery

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Gerry Skillen is featured in most of these photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

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Rick Roberts added: Woodcocks unsliced bread and large soft cookies were staples at our house. Harry Delarge was a baker at Woodcocks during the 1960s. One day each week, Harry made baked beans that could be purchased in a paper board french-fry box. Haven’t tasted beans that good since…

-Woodcock’s Bakery
Rick Roberts — Woodcocks unsliced bread and large soft cookies were staples at our house. Harry Delarge was a baker at Woodcocks during the 1960s. One day each week, Harry made baked beans that could be purchased in a paper board french-fry box. Haven’t tasted beans that good since…
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston Remember the round loaves everybody – that and sugar buns was our Saturday thing!!!
Sylvia Giles It was the Caramel Cookies that they used to make!!!! The size of a side plate and full of plump raisins!! Mmmmm
Lori Dawn The donut machine in the front window

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Roy Woodcock Photo -Woodcock’s Bakery

Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery

Cake By the Mississippi — The Bowland Bakery

Lorne Hart– The Old Towne Bakery — A Recipe is Just a Recipe

Bill Jenkins- Riverman and Wedding Cake Maker?

Remembering the Smells of Heaven on Earth —Davidson’s Bakery

Roy Woodcock Photo -Woodcock’s Bakery

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