May 23, 1935
Gerald Charter sold his ice cream and confectionary business to R. Wall of Vancouver.
The building inspector noted that there were several buildings being put up without permits. Council authorized him to take steps to enforce the bylaw.
A dance planned for May 24 in the Athletic Hall was postponed, due to other attractions.
May 24, 1945
A land drive to enlarge the Langley Prairie athletic field by six acres raised $3,816.50 â€“ more than was needed.
Echo Lidster, a former junior club worker in Langley, was appointed temporary assistant to New Westminster district agriculturalist Gordon Langdon.
Two weeks of hot pursuit ended in the capture of a mule that had broken loose and jumped a fence. Three days after â€œThe Mad Mule of Murrayvilleâ€ was coralled by an irate farmer, it jumped the fence again, this time at Fryâ€™s Corner, where it had been shipped by its captors. Bill Macklin of Murrayville reported seeing it one night, staring at the moon, kicking up its heels, and whinnying â€“ but when he crept up on it, the mule was suddenly â€œgone like magic.â€
May 26, 1955
Size of the crowd at Langleyâ€™s May Day broke all records for the event.
Intruders broke into LangÂley High School, breaking six doors and stealing $450.
Langley Cityâ€™s police force was limited to a complement of three men, while the TownÂshipâ€™s force was cut to five members from six.
The first Langley City election drew 450 voters, less than half of those eligible. Elected were Alf Penzer, Eddie Mountain, John Condor, William Lott, and Andy Van Kuyk.
May 27, 1965
Nearly 8,000 children and parents turned out to see May Queen Sheila Winter crowned in Fort Langley.
A six-year-old playing with pals on the road was killed beneath a pickup truck at the corner of Brown Road (240th St.) and 36A Ave.
Competing for the Miss Langley title were Margaret Watt, Elaine Good, Kirsten Wagerer, Louise Hruby, Catherine Johnson, leona Preister, Sheila Waugh, Linda Ollinger, and Valerie Cobb.
May 22, 1975
A violent cloudburst during the maypole dancing threw Fort Langleyâ€™s May Day celebrations into disarray.
Preliminary approval for a 75-bed extended care facility for Langley Memorial Hospital was given by the Central Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board. The new facility trumped plans for a 25-bed addition to the Cedar Hill Estended Care Unit.
May 22, 1985
School trustee Robert Kearl was surprised that his motion banning the subject of abortion from Langley classrooms was defeated. His fellow trustees noted that abortion was not included in the curriculum anyway, and trustee Marlene Grinnell said she had not heard a single complaint on the matter in her five years on the school board.
One-legged cross-Canada runner Steve Fonyo decided to run on the south side of the Fraser River, meaning his route would cut through Langley as he neared the end of his journey.
Thousands lined Fort Langleyâ€™s streets to watch about 100 floats in the May Day parade.
Coghlan residents opposed a vinegar bottling plant proposed for their area.
May 24, 1995
Sunshine lit up the 100 entries in Fort Langleyâ€™s 73rd annual May Day Parade which wound its way through a crowd estimated at between 4,000 and 5,000. May Queen Jenny McIntyre of Langley Prairie Elementary School was crowned by retiring queen Darcie Olnik of Otter Elementary.
Steve Burtonâ€™s motion opposing plans for a new university in Cloverdale was carried by Township Council. Burton and his fellow council members felt the new facility should be built further from Vancouver, to cater more to the needs of the Fraser Valley.
A surprise announcement that the provincial governÂment planned to spend $1.3 million to improve Langley schools just had local officials clamouring for more.