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    • Parade Water Street

    • Parade Water Street
    • Remember when the elephants paraded up Water Street in 1956? Jack MacKinnon is standing in his Paramount Shoe store doorway next door to Earl MacDonald's Drug Store. Polly Pek Shops Ltd. had a great array of ladies clothing which was flanked by...
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    • Findlay Fraser's house

    • Findlay Fraser's house
    • Remember when Findlay Fraser's house leaned away from its location on Church Street? Daughters Mabel and Mildred continued to live there. Can you remember Mabel Fraser's dry goods store on Water Street?
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    • Wooden buildings

    • Wooden buildings
    • Remember when these wooden buildings were torn down in 1970? The present Town Office is located here.
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    • James MacLean & Sons corner store

    • James MacLean & Sons corner store
    • Remember when this building before Scotiabank completed their new addition in 1974? The James MacLean & Sons corner store featured books, school supplies, wall paper, post cards, souvenirs as well as Canadian and foreign magazines. Second floor...
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    • Pat's Restaurant

    • Pat's Restaurant
    • Remember when the Doiron family could seat 55 patrons in this restaurant? Located on the Corner of Front and Coleraine Street this site now is an empty lot beside the Hann Automotive car wash.
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    • Irving Garage

    • Irving Garage
    • Remember when Irving's Garage and Service Station had a Rambler car dealership on this site? Pictou Auto Sales Ltd. located nearby was the Dodge dealer and Murray MacDonald had cars for sale from his garage on Church Street.
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    • Lloyd MacDonald

    • Lloyd MacDonald
    • Remember when Pictou soldier, Lloyd MacDonald, told stories about his involvement with the Devil's Brigade in the Second World War.
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    • Pictou Panthers

    • Pictou Panthers
    • Remember when.... the 1956 girls basketball team was called the "Pictou Panthers. Back Row (L-R): Donna Stonehouse, Florence Turner, Patsy MacPhail, Marion Zinck, and Patsy MacNeil. Front Row (L-R): Betsy Sharpe, Shirley Bronson,Ross MacPherson,...
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    • Pictou Waterfront

    • Pictou Waterfront
    • Remember when Pictou was a busy waterfront town with the wharves and shipyard buzzing with activity.
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    • Lobster Carnival

    • Lobster Carnival
    • Remember when Bill Broidy initiated the Lobster Carnival to celebrate the end of fishing season. His faithful employee, Maurice MacDonald, organized the first lobster boat races.
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    • Boat launch

    • Boat launch
    • Remember when boats were launched at the Pictou Shipyards
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    • Hull number sign

    • Hull number sign
    • Remember when the hull numbers were placed on the signs as each ship was being constructed.
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    • Exhibition grounds main building

    • Exhibition grounds main building
    • Remember when George Bedford whipped up loose hamburger, onions and served fries in a paper cone from his canteen at the back of the main building on the exhibition grounds.
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    • Jitney

    • Jitney
    • Remember when the Jitney ran on the short line from Pictou to Oxford Junction from 1931 to 1959. The popular Jitney Trail was named after this train.
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    • Smelter's Wharf

    • Smelter's Wharf
    • Remember when in the summer all the kids swan at Smelters Wharf? Lobster fishermen also used this site to pile their traps for the coming season.
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    • Merchant hockey team

    • Merchant hockey team
    • Remember when the Merchant Hockey teams played at the local rink. Some in this photo are Tommy Egilsson, George Chisholm, Carl (Soupie) Hemmings, Mark Babineau, Jackie Pidgeon, Bobby Johnston, George Spears, Donnie Grant, Jimmy Daley, Leo Chaisson,...
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    • Front Street Businesses

    • Front Street Businesses
    • Remember when Front Street businesses included Tofick Mansour Clothing Store, Bill's Lunch, Wetmore's? Now this block is a parking lot between Twinning and Chapel Streets.
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    • Faulkland Street sloping house

    • Faulkland Street sloping house
    • Remember when this house on Faulkland Street was replaced by Shiretown Dental Clinic? The Langille family that lived there boasted one of the best vegetable gardens in the town.
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    • Wartime staff houses

    • Wartime staff houses
    • Remember when the wartime staff houses located between Acadia and South Union Streets? Hugh Gibson remembers this image as a child when his father accepted a position at the shipyard in the 1940s. He lived in one of the "new" houses in the Victory...
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