Our Swedish connection

Adapted from a contribution by Julie Benson to the August 19, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly: This week I had the pleasure of meeting a Swedish relative of the Benson family. Carl (Charles) Albert Benson was a pioneer of Walpole & Districts after starting life in Gothenburg with his … Continue reading

Jim’s memories

Memories by James A “Jim” Clarke, the eldest son of 1930s scheme settlers Edwin and Ida, is out now at the Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC). An attempt to record his life story, Memories does not follow any chronological order; rather it is written “as I remember events”. “I have … Continue reading