(Langley Centennial Museum collection)

(Langley Centennial Museum collection)

Throwback Thursday: July 19, 2018

Can you help us caption a photo from Langley’s past?

Each week, Langley Advance readers are invited to submit a suggested caption – factual or funny – for the historic Langley picture published on the editorial page.

Submit through story link below. One lucky reader wins a restaurant gift certificate.

Click HERE to submit your suggestion.

Last week’s photo featured downtown Langley Prairie and two prominent businesses. The photo dates from around 1920. The drug store was established about that time by Angus Plewes. It was managed by his wife, Erla, after Angus’ sudden death in 1938. The store was later owned by Harold Brandow in 1945 and renamed Brandow Drugstore. Harold’s son, Murray, followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the store after studying pharmacy at UBC. The store was closed in 1981. (Information and photos from the Langley Centennial Museum)

Winner Anthony Janvier: Special-Tea prescriptions.

Thanks to everyone who entered.


  • Mohammed Rizhwaan: The beginning of a never ending journey
  • Anne Szczoczarz: It’s Tea Time on the Prairie
  • Shannon Watkins: Little Store on the Prairie
  • Peggy Roscoe: Overwaitea and Plewes Drug Store; all your needs met on this quaint corner of Langley.
  • Judy Goldsmith: Overwaitea…guaranTEAd to make you lose weight if you’re overweight or guaranTEAd to bloat you up until you’re overweight…Overwaitea 100% satisfaction guaranTEAd!
  • Tony Ahamed: Wait, you’re a grocery store called Over Weight, eh?
  • Tony Ahamed: Coming soon Save on Foods as soon as we fill in the alley.
  • Fred Trzaskowski: Waiting for the Parade
  • Bob Schwartz: I don’t think we have to worry about that new guy across the street. Besides, who would shop at a store called WalMart?
  • Darryl Sabo: Eager Beginnings
  • Darryl Sabo: One Shop Stopping

Contest rules:

Preference is given to Langley residents. Entrants must be 19 or older. The winner will be selected by a random draw of all entries. The contest is not open to employees of the Langley Advance nor Black Press.

Winner will be notified by email and must pick up the prize as offered at the Langley Advance office, 6375 202nd Street.

The Langley Advance reserves the right to reject entries deemed unsuitable, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Please keep entries suitable for a family newspaper.

Throwback Thursday


(Langley Centennial Museum collection)

(Langley Centennial Museum collection)