Toronto – United Kingdom residents can find their own little piece of Canada just two and a half hours south of London.

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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.

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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.”

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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.