LISBON FALLS — Lisbon natives Noyes Lawrence and Merton Ricker will team up to take attendees back to the days when the two of them were growing up in Lisbon, Lisbon Center and Lisbon Falls at a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, of the Lisbon Historical Society.

Their presentation will be a virtual “walking tour” of the three villages as they were in the 1940s. Attendees will encounter stores and business long gone, and the characters who had interesting interactions with their customers in times past.

Starting at Peppermint Corner with Cora Gowell, the famous “candy lady,” Ricker and Lawrence will “trolley” down through Lisbon and Lisbon Center, ending on Main Street in Lisbon Falls. There they will focus on places such as the Met Theatre, Bauer’s Bakery, the Ben Franklin Five & Ten, Roberts Drug Store and other landmarks of the past.

Media specialist Earl Williams has unearthed many old photos from the era to illustrate the talk. Some of the colorful murals of Frank Gross will also be used to show his version of the street scenes of the era. The presenters will also encourage those attending to interact with them in recalling businesses and details in order to round out their presentation with more vivid recollections from the past.

The program will take place at the MTM Center, 18 School St., and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building.

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