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Posted by Adam Quinan on March 20, 2022 at 04:06:54 user Adam.

In Reply to: Swallowdale. posted by John Nichols on March 19, 2022 at 09:55:33:

A couple of answers for you. One definite, one speculative.

Pemmican was the children's name for corned beef in a tin, usually opened with a key as the tins were oblong rather than tound. It was a staple of British militay rations in WW1 and WW2, also called bully beef.
Corned beef often came from South America, particularly Argentina and Brazil. One of the best known brands, Fray Bentos, is named after a Brazilian ort from where it was shipped to the UK.

People died of their war wounds well after the war was over and also the 1918 epidemic, like the current Covid one, lasted at least two years from early 1918 to the spring of 1920.

Hyland? Hyland? The name sounds familiar, what was the article abpout?

I have found a potential source of duck egs from a farmshop near me. I will have to experiment but we have no dock leaves in Ontario I wonder if maple leafs will do?

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