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Grand Bend - Our Stories, Our Voice



My mother's family also was attracted to Grand Bend and rented the Lawson cottage in Maple Grove. My parents went to London Central Collegiate and were also part of the Squirrel Haven group, as was another Taylor aunt and her beau. Finally my grandfather, AT, had enough of leaky roofs and a lack of creature comforts. He and a group purchased land a mile and a quarter north of Grand Bend and formed the Kingsmere syndicate. This purchase went from the Bluewater Highway to the water's edge and included the land up to Port Blake Conservation area. A.T. built his cottage there in about 1938 and most of his friends thought he had lost his mind, as this remote track of sand dunes and grass had no redeeming features.


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