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For over a hundred years, regularly on November 27th at 11am,  the Gough family descendents of Parksville and Nanaimo attended a ceremony commemorating the arrival of the Princess Royal (in 1853, seventy-five people travelled on this ship from Tillbury, England disembarking at Nanaimo). These passengers became the pioneers of the area. Amongst the group were Edwin Gough, his wife and their two children whose descendents lived at French Creek.  See p. 5 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler

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