Toronto – United Kingdom residents can find their own little piece of Canada just two and a half hours south of London.
In Canada Common, UK, visitors can walk the main road, named – of course – Canada Road, which leads to Canada Cottages.
Down Canada Road is a chapel, standing on the edge of a large forest, which holds some notoriety to historians. This is where Canadian troops were stationed in the lead up to D-Day during World War II.
A local resident told Granthshala National News that he learned that his father was in fact Canadian.
“I found out I wasn’t who I thought I was, and my father was actually a Canadian soldier,” Ian Marriott told Granthshala National News. “I’ve taken more interest in Canada, which we have both locally and in the country.”
The origins of the Canada Common appear to be somewhat enigmatic.
One theory is that a man named Thomas Bennett crossed the Atlantic, lived in Canada, and on his return, gave the same name, where he settled back in England.