Fort Langley’s CN Station is now closed for the season, but you’re still welcome to stroll the platform and view the station house, caboose and passenger car from the exterior. Wedding photographers please note: we are a non-profit society and donations are appreciated to help keep the site maintained and looking great for your photographs. Please send a $20 donation (suggested) to: Langley Heritage Society, PO Box 982, Fort Langley, B.C. V1M 2S3. We’ll be back on site in the spring, along with the Fort Langley Artists Group (FLAG).
Langley Heritage Society has saved and restored many buildings over the last 35 years. From the CN Station in Fort Langley to Michaud House in Langley City. We often receive requests from people to tour these houses, but since caretaker/tenants live in them, that’s not usually possible. Longtime renters (19 years) have recently left Harrower House, which gives us a chance to open the doors. You’re invited to drop by for a look, and a cuppa tea.
When: Saturday October 21st from 2 – 4 pm
Where: 21860 Old Yale Road in Murrayville (Beside the old Murrayville Elementary/Belmont School)
For more information on Harrower House, go HERE.
Dave Hockin has spent much of the summer repairing and painting Langley Heritage Society buildings — from Michaud House in Langley City, to Wark/Dumais Farmhouse at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (see bottom photo) and Dixon House on Glover Road. The 1920s wooden caboose at the CN Station is now getting attention, including replacement of rotten boards and fresh paint. Thanks for your skilled work Dave! The CN Station is now closed for the season, however visitors are welcome to walk the platform and view the station, caboose and passenger car from the exterior. More on the station HERE.
Dave Hockin atop Wark/Dumais House. (Photo: Hannah Bennett)
Allan Snowie is a retired Canadian navy and commercial pilot who was also team leader of Vimy Flight. He helped spearhead the 100th anniversary flypast at the Vimy Ridge monument in April, followed by a cross-Canada tour to commemorate Vimy and the country’s 150th birthday. Allan will share his experiences with Langley Heritage Society members and friends on Tuesday October 24th at 7:30 pm in Milner Church. He’ll highlight the Vimy Flight project, including construction of two Sopwith Pup biplanes by Langley’s Canadian Museum of Flight. Learn more about the museum HERE.
In looking to the future, we also reflect on our past. Our Shared History, the final draft report exploring Langley’s history and heritage values will be online until early December HERE. You’re invited to review, comment, help fill in the gaps or make corrections. The report, prepared under the guidance of the Township of Langley’s Heritage Advisory Committee, was endorsed in principle by the Township Council.
“The outcome of this work will be a comprehensive framework from which to investigate, identify, understand, and assess heritage resources, based on where their significance lies within the greater community context.”
There is much to learn about Langley’s history from reading this document. In theory, the report will also assist planners and politicians in making decisions about future development and preservation of local heritage.
Read our latest Community Story. Marv Woolley shares memories of growing up at the Sperling General Store & Post Office, once located beside the BC Electric Railway tracks at Brown Road (240th Street) and 72nd Avenue. Originally built around 1905, Sperling General Store & Post Office was a vital part of community life for decades. Read his story HERE.