San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
‘In my mind I oftimes visit Rillington’: Canada’s Yorkshire Pioneers
by Lucille Campey
Writing from Nova Scotia in 1774 to his cousin in the East Riding, Luke Harrison was expressing his longing to be back home with his friends and family. The lecture will give details of the 900 or so mainly Yorkshire people, of whom Luke was one, who emigrated to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick during the 1770s. It will also trace the progress of later Yorkshire settlers to the rest of Canada. Yorkshire people were very well represented in the early tide of emigration to come to Quebec and Ontario and later to the Prairie Provinces. In fact, by the mid 19th century Canada had Yorkshire blood flowing through its veins! And yet, despite their great numbers, little attention has been paid to their colonizing achievements. This lecture will attempt to correct this omission...
Entry Free. Followed by a wine reception.
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