Letters: A trip down Memory Lane

Leechtown story stirs up past for Sooke News Mirror reader

A friend recently passed an article written by Britt  Santowski about Leechtown to me.

I was born in Victoria but my parents lived at the lumber mill (owed by DO Cameron)in Leechtown. I have many pictures of the children who lived at the mill which I believe was at the end of the railway now called the Galloping Goose. As well as pictures of the river and our house.

There must be many of those who were born about the same time I was who are still around – Shirley King, Marlita Neil, Susie Compte and Margie Welburn all females born within months of each other (must have been some thing in the water!

I spent many summer days at the lumber mill, which was managed by Harold Neil, with his daughter Marlita.

Marie Grossman Mackay

North Vancouver

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