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Spring into history

Line up at the liquor store in Cloverdale. Circa 1926. 180.1.53 - Image courtesy of the Surrey Archives
Line up at the liquor store in Cloverdale. Circa 1926. 180.1.53
— image credit: Image courtesy of the Surrey Archives

Delve into local history this spring, when the Surrey Archives presents a series of Saturday morning workshops.

First up is Pioneer Profiles, April 14, from 11 a.m. to noon.

What was it like to live in Surrey before 1900? This session will give participants a sense of Surrey’s early years by taking an in-depth look at three pioneer families: the Molyneux, the Triggs and the Sandells. Find out where they lived, why they came and what legacies they left behind.

Newton, Surrey’s most populous town centre, was home to the city’s first indoor ice arena. But where does the name, Newton, come from, anyway?

Find out more at Newton Photo Respective on April 21. This is a visual history of Newton featuring archival photos and maps.

Surrey on Canvas (May 5), explores Surrey’s history through the Archives’ documentary art collection. Archival photos, maps and news articles each help tell stories from Surrey’s past.

Surrey in the 1920s (May 12) is the final spring session. Surrey was a different place in the Roaring Twenties, the decade the city of just over 5,000 residents got its first paved road (1923).

Each session is $10, or sign up for all four for $35. (Ages 16 and up.) Register by calling 604-502-6459. All sessions run from 11 a.m. to noon at the Surrey Archives.

The Surrey Archives is located at 17671-56 Avenue, in the heart of Cloverdale. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.



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