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Letter: Local author’s book brings back memories

By: Letter to the Editor

 | Aug 21, 2014 - 11:49 AM |

Re: Article “Disability spurs creativity,” about local author Mick Lowe’s book “The Raids,” which appeared in the April 17 edition of Northern Life.

I am writing this letter to congratulate Mick Lowe on his new book, "The Raids."

He had my interest from the very first page, as I went down in the “cage” for the first of many times in Garson Mine in May of 1963 as a summer student.

The author’s description of the first experiences underground took me back 51 years to those scary first days.

I enjoyed the description of the sheriff, as I had the pleasure of being a student of Sheriff Lamoureux, and was involved in taking prisoners from Sudbury to Kingston Pen in 1962.

I also enjoyed the descriptions of the Sudbury Court House and would point out to Mr. Lowe that the A court windows face east, not west.

Yesterday, I dropped in on a lawyer who I believe the author had in mind in describing the local agent for the union. He will no doubt soon read the book.

I think all the people who have worked in the mines would enjoy reading this book.

William Gordon Beach
barrister and solicitor 


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