A postcard with the caption "The Chief" Heads the Parade." The photo shows a uniformed man leading a parade along Raglan St. on a bicycle, followed by a pair of horses with a buggy, followed by what looks like troops on horseback. There is an early motorized car/buggy parked along the street.
The postcard is addressed to Master Silas Reed Exter Ont. c/o S. Handford. The message on the back reads: :"Lillian will show you her home on this card. I am standing in the shop door but you cannot see much of me. Aunt Grace"
Original returned to K. Handford
Note attached reads "Barney McDermid "the town cop" for 40 years rode a bicycle to his arrests and always took his dog Spot.- heading a parade on Raglan St. Renfrew, circa 1890s."
This could possibly be the same parade with the R.C.H.A.
Photograph shows a tenement house owned by Gillies Bros. clad with cedar shingles demolished by Gerald Desjardins. It was located across from the present (2017) site of Betty's Chips in the village of Braeside.
Wesleyan minister Thomas Elliott writes from Quebec to say that they have concluded to bring the material for the church to Arnprior that Winter, if McLachlin could just point to where they will be building it.
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In December 1965, a bylaw was passed by Braeside Council to commemorate Canada's Centennial by building a new municipal office with an estimated cost of $25,000.00. Coming in on budget, M. Sullivan & Son of Arnprior constructed the building which was located on Centre Street near the fire hall. Reeve Dick Robbins and council members Frank Kelford, Neil Mullen, John A. Gillies and Bill Meek presided over the opening ceremonies which took place September 6, 1967.
In January 1998, amalgamation throughout the province of Ontario resulted in Braeside joining McNab Township to become the Municipality of McNab/Braeside. The Braeside municipal building was then used by the volunteer fire department.