Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

April 21, 2017 by

Roy Brown parkCarleton Place council approved the names of the trails in Roy Brown Park at this week’s council meeting.

The trails will be named Ypres, St. Julian Farm, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele and Canada’s Hundred Days.

The town received a Canada 150 grant from the government that will be used to place signs in the park that commemorate Carleton Place’s connection with the First World War.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum manager Jennifer Irwin presented images of the proposed signage to council.

Each of the pedestal signs in the park provides the name and brief story of Carleton Place residents who fought in the respective battle that the trail is named after.

A few of the mentioned names are of course Roy Brown and his brother Horace and Captain Hooper. There are a few plaques specifically designated for information about Roy Brown.

Council called the signs beautiful and said they will make an important addition to Roy Brown Park.