Perth Remembered celebrates the rich history of the town of Perth that was established as a military settlement in 1816, shortly after the War of 1812. This site was created as a personal tribute to the town that so many have loved over the years and to coincide with the town’s 200th anniversary in 2016. This site offers a brief pictorial history of The Town of Perth and Lanark County with links to more detailed historical records and books by local historians and Historical Societies. The site is constantly being updated with new images and information. Every effort has been made to credit all images.
There is also a MESSAGE BOARD page if anyone wants to share a personal story, a remembrance that would be of interest of their time or ancestors time in Perth. If you have interesting historical images you can send them along through my email or by way of message board in Perth Remembered Facebook page. Please feel free to comment or to correct any inaccuracies to any information on historical fact(s).
Visit the Perth Remembered Store to view a variety unique gifts celebrating Perth’s Historical Past. The merchandise will also feature past iconic images from Perth’s businesses and industry that have contributed to the history and growth of the town. If anyone has any suggestions of more or different images that might be incorporated please feel free to pass them along.
If you have a priceless family photograph that has been damaged over time you can send it into Perth Remembered for restoration. Price for restoration will be quoted after the photo has been assessed. Photos should be scanned at 300 pixels per inch to ensure high resolution for quality reproduction. Follow this link: PHOTO RESTORATION
A brief bio on myself:
I was born in Kingston Ontario, Canada and moved to Perth at the age of 9 months. I now live in Ottawa but spend my summers close by at Otty Lake. My Father, Walter Bromley moved our family to Perth in 1954 to become Manager of Shaws Department Store and remained at Shaw’s for 30 years. My Mother Jean Acton was a teacher and taught school in Lavant in the early 30’s and then at Queen Elizabeth School in Perth from the mid 50’s to the mid 70’s. My Mother’s side of the family, Acton, came to Canada in 1832 from Ireland and settled near Kemptville in what is now Acton’s Corners. Her father went to Renfrew Ontario and was a Merchant Tailor there. He married Effie Jane Gray and settled in Renfrew. My Father’s family came from England in the 1830’s and settled in the Renfrew area and Bromley Township. My Grandfather married Margaret Emon from Calabogie and settled in Renfrew My Grandfather drove horse and wagon deliveries for CPR. Currently I am the Coordinator and Professor of Graphic Design in the School of Media and Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa. I have been in the graphic design industry in Ottawa for the past 35 years. My work covers all aspects of graphic design but my main focus is on logo design with over 30 designs in Ottawa and area. Most notably in Perth with logos for Lake 88, Perth Farmer’s Market, Tay Canal 150 Anniversary, Perth Sports Hall of Fame, The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce and the 200 Anniversary Logo for Perth 2016. I like to “dabble” in many areas of art but concentrates on pastel painting, yarn painting, metal work and wood/lino block hand pulled prints.