CN Station, Fort Langley
Fort Langley’s Community Hall sits at the heart of the village.
Longtime Langley Heritage Society volunteer and active community member Toots Tucker has been honoured with a Canada 150 Community Award. We’re proud of you, Toots! Read the Surrey Now-Leader story HERE. Watch the video and to see Toots award one of her famous hugs to MP John Aldag.
Langley Heritage Society is producing the next in a series of videos about local houses restored by the society. Betty Miller nee Lattimer and her daughter Marjorie taped an interview recently at Lattimer House in Milner. Betty’s father David returned home from the Great War to settle into the house he bought near the end of the war. He and his wife Nellie were active members of the small farming community. Harrison Merkl and Brandon Yap, students from Brookswood Secondary School, handled cameras and sound for the session. We’ll post the finished video early in the new year. More on Lattimer House HERE.
Thank you to Langley Heritage Society member Glenn Disney for his fine photos from our recent Douglas Day Dinner at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Historian, author and heritage walking tour guide John Atkin shared the story of his restored 1890s Strathcona home — in former incarnations it was the original Venice Bakery and a gambling operation. John is co-founder of the Heritage Vancouver Society with a wealth of knowledge about Vancouver history, architecture and urban planning.
Cynthia Fleming(r) is the great-great-granddaughter of Sir James Douglas. (Photographed with her sister Gloria at the Fort Langley Douglas statue in 2006.) For more on these Douglas descendants, read our Community Story HERE.
Philip Jackman arrived in B.C. from Devon, England in 1859 to do service with the Royal Engineers. He remained in the Fraser Valley for a life that was filled with variety and adventure. More details on this new exhibit at the Langley Centennial Museum HERE.