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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 - www.tookeglass.homestead.com  to see some of the work I have done in Canada). 

  

Gerald Tooke
Port Hope
Ontario
Canada  



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