Since Maggie made me discover the St Clements Anglican Church this week and since I had to go to Verdun, I brought my camera and took these pictures. The church is still looks in good shape despite the fact that the original section was built in 1900, the 1st enlargement in 1910 and the 2nd in 1923 although it could stand some painting and renovations but one has to wonder what will eventually happen to these old churches who are suffering from a lack of worshippers thus a lack of funds.
I also took these photos of the area behind the church. There is a large vacant lot directly behind the church and facing the other vacant lot across the street where the old Woodall and CKVL radio station was situated. Does anyone remember what was at that lot. The lane is between Gordon and Rielle and all the old sheds are now gone. Boy, I bet they could tell us a lot of stories of what went on inside, if ghosts could only talk.
I talked to an old timer so that he could tel some old memories. He remembered milk being delivered with horse drawn wagons. He said the horses were withdrawn in the middle of the sixties. He also recalled a building that collaped at the intersection of Wellington, LaSalle and Lafleur due to stolen lead that was stored illigally. I plan to do this again as those old stories are simply fascinating.