Another great article by Elida Peers but just a small correction. The little guy in the back row third from the left is not my uncle Ernie as listed below the picture. That is definitely my dad, C.P. (Pat) Welsh. Dad is 5’ 8” tall and at the time, perhaps tipped the scale at 140 lbs, while my uncle Ernie was at least 5’ 11” and at that time probably weighed a solid 230 lbs.
One other item that may be of interest is that my father because of a heart murmur was unable to enlist in the regular Armed Forces and so served in the “A.R.P.” (Air Raid Precaution) which was set up after the Japanese shelled the Estevan Point lighthouse in 1942. The ARP may have been a sub-division of the Army Reserve.
Thanks for your historical articles on my home town. I read them every week and enjoy keeping abreast of the changes in my old stomping grounds in the rest of the paper.