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Emigration to Ontario at the Second Attempt!
by Gerald Tooke

I left Whitstable in 1954. My reason for coming here was that, at one time during the war, my sister Joan and I were being evacuated to Canada. Just before we were to leave, the "The City of Benares", a large passenger ship full of evacuees, was sunk by a U-boat. That stopped that idea! But I had looked at the books and the concept stayed with me until 1954 when I came over in safety. I have stayed here ever since. 



I had worked at Canterbury Cathedral for six years working on the stained glass. (If you have any interest, go to one of my web sites -  to see some of the work I have done in Canada). 


Gerald Tooke
Port Hope

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