HMCS Conestoga :
Galt & Preston, Ontario, 1943.
WRCNS Training Establishment, Galt, Ontario.
Designated HMCS Conestoga, it was a former girls' reform school.
HMCS Preston, Ontario.
Writen on the back of the photo is: "The big buses are our "Liberty Boats". My room is on the floor where I have an X. It
faces the street. I can see everything going on around this corner. In the back we have a beautiful big flower garden
the length of the ship."
The Preston Springs Hotel is still standing (2016). It was left derelict for about 30 years in the 1950's but eventually restored and turned into
a nursing home. It was sold again in 2014. It has its own entry on the
website because at least one room is supposed to be haunted. (All of this info is from a simple Google search).
Photo 559b: Gertrude Quinn, Galt, Ontario.
Photo 559c: Unknown, Galt, Ontario.
Photo 560a: Unknown, Galt, Ontario.
Photo 560b: Unknown, Galt, Ontario.
Photo 562c: Gertrude Quinn, Galt, Ontario.
Photo 563a: Gertrude Quinn is centre, Galt, Ontario.
Photo 563b: Gertrude Quinn is front left, Galt, Ontario.
Email Barbara Gateley.
Can you provide names, details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.
For more about the history of the WRCNS during WW2, see
in the Canadian Encyclopedia.
See this album of photographs
belonging to the Commanding Officer of HMCS Conestoga, Lieutenant-Commander Isabel Macneill.
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