Note: individual pages from the Passenger List booklet on this web site are not dated but have been included on various Days of the voyage as appropriate. This Passenger List booklet, Wednesday, November 30th, 1960, also contains the names of the passengers, not included here in order to protect the privacy of passengers and family members. For
Lewis Carter and his family went on to Wales, where they had lived previously and still had relatives. This was not the end of their travels, however. "When I was sixteen," Lewis says, "mum and dad decided to up sticks again and go back to Canada (on the Carinthia). . . . But we hadn't been there long," he added, "when mum seemed to have lost the adventure spirit. . . . So off I was sent on my own at sixteen, with train and boat tickets (on the
Empress of Canada) from Edmonton to Cardiff, to stay with my aunt until the rest of the
family came home . . . three and half days and 3500 miles by train ... then the boat trip ... then find my way from Liverpool to Cardiff. It certainly made me grow up". The family were reunited in Cardiff after nine months apart, but it was not until Lewis was twenty that they were all together again in Barry, S. Glamorgan, Wales. "Yes I'm a TAFF !!!!!" he says, laughing.
The voyage on the "Empress of France" has a special significance for Lewis. "The Barry Hotel Empress bar was my local pub," he says, "and I met and courted my future wife there as well. So the old Empress has had quite a bit to do with my life". The Barry Hotel, in which the bar from the Empress of France was installed, closed down a few years ago, he says. Besides the collection from this voyage on the Empress of France, Lewis has items of interest from his other voyages, on the Skaubryn (1956), the Carinthia (1966), and the Empress of Canada (1966).