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Old Apr 4th 2017, 12:44 pm   #1
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Default It was 50 years ago today

in fact (day & date) Tuesday 4th April 1967, arriving at Malton airport around 3pm on a BOAC 707 that was my first ever journey on an airplane

Green as green could be, young & wet behind the ears, it was tough going in the beginning.

Despite the climate here which is getting tough on the old body as I age, I have no regrets emigrating (everyone should do it at some stage of their lives). I could not imagine how my life would have turned out had I stayed in the UK.


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Old Apr 4th 2017, 3:40 pm   #2
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Congrats...does this make you the record holder?

Watch your back in case a couple want to dethrone you.
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Old Apr 4th 2017, 4:09 pm   #3
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Congrats...does this make you the record holder?
There are others that can found on the 'Canniversary' thread that have been here a lot longer
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Old Apr 4th 2017, 4:17 pm   #4
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There are others that can found on the 'Canniversary' thread that have been here a lot longer
Yeabut. When are you leaving?
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Congratulations!

I'm sorry to hear it was tough at the beginning, but you stuck it out, and I'm glad you have no regrets.


We were 4 months behind you in leaving the UK (in August, on what was also my first flight!), but it took us another year to arrive in Canada.
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in fact (day & date) Tuesday 4th April 1967, arriving at Malton airport around 3pm on a BOAC 707 that was my first ever journey on an airplane

Green as green could be, young & wet behind the ears, it was tough going in the beginning.

Despite the climate here which is getting tough on the old body as I age, I have no regrets emigrating (everyone should do it at some stage of their lives). I could not imagine how my life would have turned out had I stayed in the UK.


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Congratulations on your golden Canniversary!

Wow a BOAC 707... not many many people travelled to Spain from UK back in '67 then let alone across the Atlantic.

Glad to hear Canada has worked out for you, and that you have no regrets. I think your right about the everyone should try emigrating at least once, it certainly opens your mind, i cant believe how closed minded some of my friends and family appear to me now, and ive only been here a mere 8.
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Was that when St. Pepper taught the band to play?
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50 years! That's longer than my parents have been alive.

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Congratulations!

I'm sorry to hear it was tough at the beginning, but you stuck it out, and I'm glad you have no regrets.


We were 4 months behind you in leaving the UK (in August, on what was also my first flight!), but it took us another year to arrive in Canada.
Why, did you have to swim?
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50 years! That's longer than my parents have been alive.
Feeling very old about now

Congrats on the anniversary N2O. 50 years is a long time.
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Old Apr 13th 2017, 4:14 pm   #11
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Thanks to you all for your kind words. I share longevity in Canada with other BE's that have posted their own 'Canniversary'

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Was that when St. Pepper taught the band to play?
that will be my next post on June 1st 2017

On Sgt Pepper, indeed it was, also the same year that I watched (on Black & White TV) the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup, and to take in Canada's 100th Birthday as well as visit Expo67 in Montreal

After the hardship beginning in/through 1967, the rest of the time till now has been a piece of cake, I've really enjoyed my time here
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we went to Expo 67 towards the end of August 1967 ...... we had a great 3 days there!

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congratulations! I quite agree that everyone should try emigration but I know that many would wholeheartedly disagree.
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Congratulation on half a century in this frozen wasteland! Haha. Not really its only frozen for half the year!
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