Dixon House & Barn: A Century of Farming

Dixon House & Barn have been part of Langley’s agricultural heritage for more than 100 years. An award-winning restoration by the Langley Heritage Society — and the family who lived here — are the focus of this story, produced by students at Brookswood Secondary School.

Lattimer House at Milner

John Lattimer, an Irish born Great War veteran, was wounded twice but made it back to Milner, B.C.. He and his wife Nellie raised a family and were active in the community. The house still stands near the Milner Chapel, and was restored by the Langley Heritage Society. Meet his daughter (Betty Miller) and granddaughter (Marjory Miller) in this video.

Michaud House: The French Connection

The Michauds travelled west from Quebec in the 1870s to settle on Langley Prairie. They eventually built a farmhouse and watched the city of Langley grew up around them. The Beaulieu family also lived and farmed here for many years.  Students from Brookswood Secondary School tell the story.

Wark/Dumais House: A Farm Classic

Langley Heritage Society saved and preserved this classic farmhouse in 1987. The students at Brookswood Secondary School’s Backstreet Studios created a video about one of Langley’s oldest homes, now an historic centrepiece on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus.

Fort Langley CN Station: When Rail Was King

Fort Langley Heritage society saved this 1915 era CN station from the wrecker’s ball in 1984. Thanks to students at Brookswood Secondary School’s Back Street Studios for creating this video that tells the story of a building that was at the heart of Langley life for decades.

BC Electric Railway’s Interurban

Ken Hodgson shot this film in 1948/49 and in 1950 during the last trip of the BC Electric Railway passenger service through the Fraser Valley. It includes narration by two former motormen, Frank Horn & Vic Sharman, with some wonderful scenes of a growing Langley — described by Frank as, “a pretty modern little town.” Thank you to Michael Taylor-Noonan, librarian with the Transit Museum Society for sharing this with Langley Heritage Society.

BC Electric Railway’s Interurban

Hop aboard the BC Electric, circa 1950 — when Abbotsford was a, “clean little town.” Some great play-by-play from former motorman, Fred Horn and Vic Sharman, who drove the car to capture this footage filmed by Ken Hodgson. This film makes the journey from Abbotsford to Chilliwack and back to New Westminster.