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Balkans travel report from David Godley of Long Branch

I’m pleased to share the following travel report from David Godley, who from time to time has shared such reports at this website in the past. David writes: Balkans, Fall 2015. I was approached menacingly by an enormous Bosnian. His dobradan (good day) did not sound sincere. I was in the grounds of a 6th […]


David Webster, who grew up in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), has a great recollection of local history dating back to the 1940s

Updates: Colleen O’Marra – see Comments at the end of this post – has added details about Police Chief Smythe that I read with much interest. For additional comments about Toronto-area postwar emergency housing, click here > [End]   I had the good fortune to spend a couple of hours on the morning of Dec. […]