Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Where In The World No's 22 & 23: #Manitoba & #Nova Scotia

Where in the World? is our new occasional series in which Adam, The Daily Constitutional’s Editor is logging the locations of his London Walkers.

“We meet people from all over the world, and I thought it would be fun to map them out to create a picture of where our London Walkers (and Daily Constitutionalists) come from.

We’ll be breaking it down by English and Welsh counties, Scottish regions, Irish provinces, U.S States, Canadian provinces, Australian states, European, Asian, African and South American countries. And, of course, by London boroughs.”

This week we've met London Walkers from both Manitoba and Nova Scotia…

Manitoba & London

Harry Colebourn was born in England in 1887, but made Winnipeg, Manitoba his home. A veterinarian, he was on his way to basic training to serve in World War I when he bought a female bear cub from a hunter in Ontario for the princely sum of $20. His bear – named for his home town and dubbed Winnie for short – was housed at London Zoo for the duration of Colebourn’s three-year service. After the war, Colebourn donated the bear to London Zoo

It was at London Zoo that A.A Milne and his son Christopher Robin Milne saw Winnie and, so taken was the young boy with the animal that he named his teddy bear in her honour. Thus Winnie the Pooh was born.

Nova Scotia & London

Canadian actor Donald Sutherland spent his teenage years in Nova Scotia. He was schooled here in London at the London Academy of Dramatic Art and his son Keifer was born here in 1966 and is currently “back home” filming 24 in London.

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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  1. Read through your article a few times to try and figure out why you've also highlighted Ontario....

    1. Thanks Susan! It's because we mapped Ontario in an earlier post! Here it is: Thanks for commenting! :)