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The Immigration Story of Jane Fisher (Scottish War Bride)

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Category: 
Culture : 
Country of Origin: 
Date of Arrival: 
August 26 1946
Language: 
English
Creative Commons: 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Accession Number: 
S2012.1067.1

Story Text: 

THE JOURNEY WAS HORRIFIC, ONLY WAR BRIDES AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE ON BOARD. THE CHILDREN CRIED MOST OF THE TIME.

I AM NOT IN TOUCH WITH ANY GROUPS. WELL, I MARRIED A CANADIAN SOLDIER, THAT WAS MY REASON FOR COMING. I WENT TO LIVE WITH HIS PARENTS WHO LIVED IN A SMALL RURAL COMMUNITY. WHAT A SHOCK I GOT, NO INSIDE WATER OR TOILET. AFTER ALL I HAD LEFT A CITY GLASGOW BUT I STAYED, HAD THREE GIRLS BUILT OUR OWN HOME , ( WHICH I STILL LIVE IN ) AND EVENTUALLY SETTLED. NOW I AM A WIDOW BUT CANADA IS MY HOME THOUGH I STILL THINK OF THE OLD COUNTRY. I HAVE BEEN HOME SEVERAL TIMES BUT NO MORE TRAVELLING FOR ME. I AM NOW 83 AND VERY CONTENT IN MY LIFE.. JANE FISHER