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NEW Documentary Film

Published: Friday, 17 December 2021

The Rideau Lakes Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the completion of their second documentary short film by film-maker and MHAC member, Allison Margot Smith:  "Fettercairn:  WWI on Indian Lake". 

"On Indian Lake, just north of Chaffeys Lock, in the Township of Rideau Lakes, is an island that came to have a hospital for returning soldiers from WWI -- The Great War. These soldiers suffered from PTSD, which at the time was called Shell Shock. Called Fettercairn, the hospital was established in the family cottage owned Agnes Etherington (nee Richardson)."  Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si6BFrsusG0&t=622s

 

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