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A to Z of Postcards – Q is for Quebec

A real cheat this one.  To my knowledge I have never been anywhere that begins with Q, I have never been Canada so have never been to Quebec.  My son has however on his round the world gap year and he brought me back this postcard as a souvenir (and many others).

As you know, I generally like to redirect readers to a post….

Read my Quebec story Here…

As it happens there is a village called Quebec in County Durham in the UK. T he village takes its unusual name from the  Canadian city.  The fields in the area were enclosed in 1759, the year Quebec was captured from France. It was common at the time for fields distant from their home farm to be given the names of foreign lands, and cases where these names have come to be applied to whole villages are numerous throughout the North East of England.  Not far from Quebec away is the village of  Toronto.