May 25, 2015


Inside the Criddle-Vane Saga

The colourful and scandalous life of Manitoba's most eccentric pioneer

The Criddle-Vane family was one of the most unusual pioneer families to ever make its way to Manitoba. In 1882, Englishman Percy Criddle arrived in the province with his wife and four children, along with his German mistress and their five children.

Shot of Clan Back Row: Cecil, Edwy, Mr. Criddle, Stuart,  Middle Row: Else, Evelyn, Julia, Mrs Criddle holding Alma, Maida, Beatrice,  Front Row: Norman, Talbot, Harry Kohler Photo.

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Shot of Clan Back Row: Cecil, Edwy, Mr. Criddle, Stuart, Middle Row: Else, Evelyn, Julia, Mrs Criddle holding Alma, Maida, Beatrice, Front Row: Norman, Talbot, Harry Kohler Photo.

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