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Four people stayed up until 2 o’clock on Saturday morning, at the Newmarket Hotel, Torrington, waiting for the telephone to ring.

1959 Transatlantic call for Davey family

Then they listened to a voice they had not heard for twenty years. The words came all the way across the Atlantic, from Ontario, Canada.
This was the special Christmas present for three sisters, Mrs Polly Copp, Mrs Lily Parker and Mrs Beatrice Gordon. Sharing the treat with them was Mrs Copp’s husband, George.
Speaking at the Canadian end of a special trans-Atlantic telephone link-up was a brother of the three women, 51 years old Mr Harry Davey, whose home is at Longlac.
The full Gazette article is dated 2 January 1958.

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