Browsing: Polly

The story of Polly was written by my very accomplished aunt, Irene Macrae many years ago in an attempt to document all that she had been told about the Bulmer family and especially about her maternal grandmother Polly Bulmer, another incredible woman.

My aunt Irene (1918-2000) was an incredibly talented lady. Not only could she write, but she was a lady farmer who raised llamas and cashmere bunnies and an accomplished crafts person who could spin and knit the most amazing artisan clothing. She was deeply interested in the family history and was instrumental in inspiring me in my own love of genealogy.

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Polly

I have assembled and written this story for the benefit of my children and grandchildren…More

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Polly

The North Atlantic at its best is unpredictable, but in December it is like a…More

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Polly

In 1906, Toronto had a population of approximately 350,000. East Toronto, Toronto Junction and North…More

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Polly

The glory days of the British Empire were in full swing. The English presence was…More

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Polly

Just as the veterans were returning home, thousands were thrown out of work as the…More

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Polly

Toronto still loved a military parade. Groups supporting peace, abolishment of weapons and disbanding of…More

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Polly

If the story of early Canada was written by fur traders, the railways and politicians,…More