Henry George Glyde arrived in Calgary with his family in 1935,
anticipating a one-year faculty position with the Provincial
Institute of Technology. In what turned out to be thirty years of
teaching and more than sixty years of painting, H.G. Glyde was the
most important individual in the development of art teaching in
In June 1940 Garry and Phyllis Ashford were teenage sisters in the
English town of Oxted. When the Loyal Edmonton Regiment set up
camp in a nearby wood, ensuing wartime romances led to marriage to
members of the "Eddies." . In this Garry Browne article
published in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment's magazine The
Fortyniner, the Ashford's recount the tragedy and challenge of
being war brides.
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