Alan Porter

Started by: alanporter (1)

Here on Vancouver Island, surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Pacific ocean, I have lost all contacts with my old friends around Wigan. I attended Upholland Grammar School from 1948 to 1955, when I left to study Medicine in Liverpool. I am now almost 83 years old and fear that I have outlived all my old buddies. Does anyone out there remember me ?? Please send me a note.


Started: 8th Mar 2019 at 02:12

Posted by: fred mason (2832) 

I remember an Alan Porter in Pemberton, he was a great mate but I didn't think he was ten years older than myself though.I lived on Norley Hall, went to St John's and then Wigan Grammar School.

I lived in BC for a number of years and travelled and worked on Vancouver Island many times. I envy you.


Replied: 8th Mar 2019 at 23:47

Posted by: broady (17281) 

As Fred says a beautiful part of the world. We considered moving to Qualicum Beach at one time but decided to stay in Calgary.

Replied: 11th Mar 2019 at 00:39

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Are you related to Billy and Eddie Porter? Although they live in St.Helens!

Replied: 11th Mar 2019 at 19:52

Posted by: fred mason (2832) 


I worked on Vancouver Island many times in the 1970's, mainly up the east coast. Courtney and Nanaimo, etc. I may have been up to Qualicum, can't remember.

But, the west coast of the island draws me to the beautiful scenery. I have Canadian friends who lived in Tofino and worked in the restaurants there. If I ever win the lottery, this is where I will spend my last days.

It's God's country...HE told me so...Bless...

Replied: 3rd May 2019 at 17:05

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

alan, so good to hear from you. Please keep posting.

Replied: 3rd May 2019 at 18:34

Posted by: jodav (213)

We will be travelling around Vancouver Island from May 20 to May 27, staying on the coast in Nanaimo as our base.
Looking forward to it.

Replied: 4th May 2019 at 15:41

Posted by: broady (17281) 

Enjoy. A truly beautiful part of the world.

Replied: 17th May 2019 at 17:11


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