by Bob Hughes
My father's first cousins emigrated to Alberta pre-war. One already had a job as a policeman, the other a prison warder.Lewis Hughes
was a very good looking man, like a lot of the family very dark - according to my father. Lewis had got his sweetheart pregnant and literally, as the Cunard liner, was easing off the landing stage at the Pier Head, the girl's father appeared and was dancing with rage on the landing stage.
Lewis did the decent thing and when he had settled down in Alberta, he sent over for her and their child and they married.
Our Canadian relatives used to visit the UK, visitng Ynys Mon and Liverpool. However, Dad's cousins in Liverpool never told him about our visiting Welsh Canadian relatives.
My maternal grandmother emigrated to Nebraska in 1905 but came back, going through Ellis Island. I was in New York 15 months ago and visiting Ellis Island was very emotional for me.
Make Your Anglesey Holidays Really Special
Anglesey Hidden Gem and Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives
Create more wonderful memories and experiences for you and your family and friends when you visit Anglesey.
Anglesey Hidden Gem
It is a simple and obvious thing to say, that any view or place is improved significantly when you have stories and knowledge attached to what you are viewing.
May I therefore invite you to have a look at my book ‘Anglesey Hidden Gem’.
This book is full of the known and unexpected places off the beaten path you might wish to visit and offers you stories that will bring to life the distant and recent past.
Please click on the image above for more information.
By the way, Anglesey Hidden Gem is currently part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.
‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey'
You may also like to learn of who we are on Anglesey, of our history, character and especially our humour.
In ‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey’ I offer you the opportunity to learn about us.
It is available in both Kindle and Paperback versions.
Also part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.