Views 117 Unique 85
Vote 48
Award Shortlist   

They went to Canada!

By mike9005
Thanks to Alan (af1), Graham (Selby), and ImageOnly, for your wonderful awards. Thanks to everyone for your C&Vs yesterday.
I must apologize for getting the names of my piers mixed up, yes, it was actually BRIGHTON PIER!!!
Today's photos are really not mineGrin but of my family that went to Canada to live. The lead ( Mother's cousins) was taken in the 1920s and my cousins in V1 were taken in about the 1960s. Having left Morayshire, Scotland, for a better life. Now we have lost touch and though I used to play with those in V1 before they went, we have drifted apart.

Tags: General Family photography

Voters: Rudranath, Kabrielle, nellacphoto and 45 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

50% Off Portrait Pro + An Extra 15% For EPZ Members With Code: EPZ421


Nostalgic photos from the past, like these, are fabulous Mike

Priceless memories


26 Feb 2021 8:19AM
It was quite a big thing in those days Mike, some of my family did that in the early 1900s. Certainly a bigger life over there in many ways but questionably better. A journey in progress..... wonderful old photos here, great hair the smallest one has 🙂

cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2021 9:20AM
Thanks for posting these, love old images. We have boxes full and it is a memory of who we are and what defines us.

Love the contrast between the two images, gentle b/w and glowing colour!

Thanks for sharing Mike.

viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2021 9:38AM
Intriguing images and great memories for you.

26 Feb 2021 9:57AM
Great stuff, Mike. Grin

26 Feb 2021 10:01AM
nice bit of family history Mike shame you lost touch...
jacomes Plus
6 28 35 Portugal
26 Feb 2021 10:24AM
Nice family history. In the 20's my mother's famiyl got no further than Felixstowe and Norfolk!
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
26 Feb 2021 12:34PM
It is amazing the amount of Scottish people in Canada, especially after the Highland Clearances. This was when landowners discovered, it was more profitable having sheep, rather than people. They evicted the people and burnt their houses down, and often shipped them off to the New World. When doing my Family Tree, I discovered quite few relatives in Canada and Australia.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2021 2:14PM
Two wonderful family shots Mike... A good write-up explaining the story ...
Love the lead. Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
26 Feb 2021 2:33PM
Maybe you could take a trip and come to Canada and catch up with them. Nice images to still have Mike.
26 Feb 2021 2:42PM
great family photos
pity mine were lost in the course of moving from one home to another over the years
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2021 4:35PM
Love the version Mike.
So 60's!
26 Feb 2021 8:21PM
Well, as you likely know, Nova Scotia is New Scotland and many a Scot from the Clearance landed In Pictou via the Hector in 1770 (or around there) The Hector has been replicated and is quayed as part of a museum. Over the next few years 30,000 Scots crossed the Atlantic, Then in 18 ... 1815, I think, the Hope and the William Tell arrive ...

They must have found something resembling a better life because they kept coming.

27 Feb 2021 12:38AM
I love the look of,the lead, Mike...and families..spread across the world can be hard....easier now with zoom.

27 Feb 2021 7:37PM
Touching photos Mike on both my side and my wife’s our Parents and or great grandparents came from the British isles to settle in Canada wife’s side from Essex and Ipswich
area and my side from Evesham and Northern Ireland.
Cheers Walt
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
3 Mar 2021 11:39AM
Wonderful memories to look back on Mike , the world is much smaller now

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.