Jeanette Walton nee McDonald during the early fifties attended the postwar SHEP School

Screen shot of Image 12, Sketch of military training barracks, p. 35, from archaeological assessment (report of July 25, 2013) of Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project. Click on image to enlarge it; click again to enlarge it further.

Screen shot of Image 12, Sketch of military training barracks, p. 35, from archaeological assessment (report of July 25, 2013) of Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project. Image is from Weeks, V.M., Volume 1 of Lakeview: More Than Just Land 1804-1939 (1990), p. 96. Click on image to enlarge it; click again to enlarge it further.

An earlier post is entitled:

I’m really pleased that site visitors continue to add details about the Long Branch Army Camp

The acronym SHEP has been variously identified as Soldiers Housing Emergency Project and as Soldiers Housing Emergency Premises. Whatever the exact wording, I find it of much interest to be learning additional details about SHEP thanks to great messages from site visitors.

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Certificate of Honour for Jeanette Walton nee McDonald showing SHEP School 1954. Source: Jeanette Walton

On Nov. 29, 2018 I received the following message:

I am Jeanette Walton nee McDonald. During the early fifties I attended the SHEP School which stood for Soldiers Housing Emergency Premises.

The WW2 Long Branch was turned into housing after the war and I lived there with many other families due to the shortage of housing in Toronto. Do you have any pictures depicting the wooden structures that stood there?

In reply, I wrote:

Wonderful to read your message. It’s most interesting to read of your connection to the SHEP school.

Is it okay if I post your comment at my website? I could post your comments with or without your name depending on what works best for you.

Sometimes people like to have comments posted, sometimes not. For that reason I always ask.

We have some photos at my website:

Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from Ted Long & Garry Burke

Photo source: Ted Long

Photo source: Ted Long. The photo is from a previous post entitled: “Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from Ted Long & Garry Burke.”

I have a few more photos, of buildings. I will post them in the next while.

On Nov. 30, 2018 Jeanette Walton wrote, in turn:

Yes by all means you can post my story on your site attached is my Certificate of Honour showing SHEP School 1954

Jeannette Walton
Wasaga Beach
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PS in 1955 my husband Don lived in Lakeside Camp during the war years was Little Norway during WW2. Norwegian Pilots were housed there and like Long Branch due to a Housing shortage people were housed there and as a Teen he attended Dances at the Long Branch Rec Hall.

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