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By: David Tetlow

Journey to a New Life

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This is a story about the long and traumatic journey of two hard working Irish families at the time of the great famine and potato blight in Ireland in the mid nineteenth century when the country was governed from London and the poor were suffering greatly from starvation and disease.

The Doyle and the Gill families both became victims of the arrogant and ignorant son of the local landlord and magistrate and were forced to leave the land of their birth.

In different ways they suffered on the first sea leg of their respective journeys to the port of Liverpool in England where they became united.

They decided that their eventual destination was Canada and to achieve that dream they had to earn enough money by working for an extended period in Liverpool and industrial Lancashire.

Finally, they travelled by sailing ship to Canada. How would they fare? Would their dream eventually come true?


David Tetlow was born in Rossendale, Lancashire, during the Second World War. Following his school years, he worked as a mechanical engineer and later specialized in textile machinery research and development.


He is married to Joyce and has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. He joined the Lancashire police during the 1960s and completed most of his thirty-year-service in Greater Manchester, where he retired as an investigating officer.

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  • andrew wallwork

    yet another fantastic story, gripping from start to end, highly recommended.

  • andrew wallwork

    yet another fantastic story, gripping from start to end, highly recommended.

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