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
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
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
Are you related to Billy and Eddie Porter? Although they live in St.Helens!
Replied: 11th Mar 2019 at 19:52
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
alan, so good to hear from you. Please keep posting.
Replied: 3rd May 2019 at 18:34
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
Enjoy. A truly beautiful part of the world.
Replied: 17th May 2019 at 17:11