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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Evans candy shop

Here’s a photograph, c.1900, of the Evans Ice Cream and Candy Store. The people at the front are most likely, from left, Mrs. Clara Parker, Lillian (Parker) Greaves and Mrs. Mathews. The Mathews family ran the candy store in this timber-framed 1860s building for several years. Mr. Evans was very popular with the town’s children, who likely ran there each time they could find a penny to spend. He earned the nickname “Candy” Evans. In the 1980s, the building became part of the Prince of Wales complex, a well-conserved historic structure amid the brick and clapboard Picton Street hotel extension. See if you can pick it out on your next walk in the heritage district.

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