Centennial Float Parade, 8 August 1955

Photo courtesy of Janet Gaudet Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Photo courtesy of Janet Gaudet Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

One of the best loved traditions in Charlottetown is the Gold Cup and Saucer parade. Prior to its development in the 1960s, the “float parade” wound its way through Charlottetown in the summertime. 1955 marked 100 years since the City of Charlottetown was incorporated and we celebrated the event with a number of festivities including the Centennial Float Parade. The entry seen in the image was a replica of one of our earliest locomotives “The Old No.3” and caused quite a stir among onlookers for its authenticity. The photo was taken on Queen Street between Kent and Grafton Streets. Note the Currie Block in the background.

 

 

 

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