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Jul. 15, 2019 | Monday
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Letter: Memories of the Thistle Shamrock
A 1963 menu from the Thistle Shamrock restaurant in NOTL, when a hearty breakfast was 70 cents and a banquet burger would set you back 35 cents. (Supplied)


Dear editor:

I am writing in reference to the Thistle Shamrock Restaurant, which was featured in Exploring Photos: with Jim Smith, on May 9.

I was the owner of the Thistle Shamrock when that featured photo was taken. I purchased the restaurant on my 21st birthday, March 21, 1963, and sold it to the Oban Inn in December of 1972.

During the time I owned the restaurant, the Shaw Festival was just beginning and the town was developing into the tourist destination it is today.

Monty Ruller