The photo I have included, with this story, is one that I showed you in the Oct. 13, 2013 issue of Chatham This Week.
I was looking at the photo the other day and thought that it contained some other notable landmarks, other than the Sunny Spot Variety store, that I wrote about at the time.
To the upper left you can see the Canadian Filters plant which was one of several automotive related factories that Chatham gained so many of after the conclusion of the Second World War.
Originally known as Donaldson Air Filters, the local operation, at one stage, was managed by Erick Haynes who was a good friend of my parents.
In the mid 1960s the firm moved to the junction of Park Avenue East and the Creek Road where it thrived for many years under a number of different corporate names.
The firm also employed a smaller plant known as “The Bakery” at 513 Park Ave East. This would be on the north side of the street, a bit east of St. George Street. It was referred to as the Bakery because, in a previous life, it had actually been a bakery.