One of eight children, Frederick George Woods was like many who left England to seek a better life. Born in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, he set forth from Liverpool in 1906 and never looked back. Eventually arriving in the Calgary area he signed on as a CPR ditchrider in 1912. Fred, his wife Bessie and their two children were the only ditchrider family to remain and become part of the Chestermere community. Read more here.