Surrey Archives brings ‘Pages of the Past’ to present
Jack Berry, then-President of the Surrey Museum and Historical Society, presenting Mayor Vander Zalm with Volume 3 of The Surrey Story by J. Fern Treleaven, 1972. Surrey,
Jack Berry, then-President of the Surrey Museum and Historical Society, presenting Mayor Vander Zalm with Volume 3 of The Surrey Story by J. Fern Treleaven, 1972.
Surrey, BC – Surrey Archives invites the community to their next talk, 'Pages of the Past,' featuring newly digitized archival video footage of people who called Surrey home during the early to mid-1900s. The free talk will take place on Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Museum of Surrey theatre, 17710 56 A Ave.
'Pages of the Past,' was a local series produced by the Semiahmoo Community Television Society that aired on Shaw Cable TV in 1983. Long-time residents recount their memories of growing up during the 1910s through the '30s. Daily life, picnics with the Brown Brothers of Redwood Park and memories of health services are just a few of the video’s themes. Interviewees include Bernard Charles, Grand Chief of Semiahmoo First Nation, Jack Berry, Ivy Biggs, George Dinsmore, Becky Thrift Potter and Ben Stevenson Jr recalling their experiences in the South Surrey area. The original videocassettes were donated to the Surrey Archives in 1990. Their recent digitization helps to ensure the video interviews are preserved and accessible for years to come.
Crescent Beach Hotel, ca. 1920s.
"This is a unique opportunity to see former residents reminisce about their memories and experiences of this place," says Ryan Gallagher, manager of heritage administration and facilities. "This talk and the other services of Surrey Archives provide a great opportunity to connect with the city’s past."
The Surrey Archives has nearly 60,000 archival photographs available online, and recently updated Time Lapse, an online tool that maps archival photographs to their modern-day locations.
The Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Ave., Adjacent to the Surrey Archives at 17671 56 Ave, Surrey. Pre-registration online (4699411) or by telephone is recommended. For more information, call the Surrey Archives at 604-502-6459 or visit www.surrey.ca/archives. Follow us on Facebook at @HeritageSurreyBC.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum of Surrey’s theatre, 17710 56A Ave