history

Founding family of the Peninsula

Founding family of the Peninsula

Jennifer Rausch is the latest descendant to open a business maintaining the family’s ties to the area

  • Jul 12, 2019
Founding family of the Peninsula
The missing and now-returned marker.

Stolen Langley heritage marker returned by Good Samaritan

The Telegraph Trail maker was found in a Fruitvale second-hand shop

The missing and now-returned marker.
Sarah Mcleod (right) and Mya Basra (left) will give free mural walks around Langley City. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Discover Langley City holds free guided mural walks

Discover Langley City is offering free guided mural walks throughout the summer

Sarah Mcleod (right) and Mya Basra (left) will give free mural walks around Langley City. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
A First World War postcard from Jack Finlaison, who became a Murrayville resident and merchant, will become part of the Langley Centennial Museum’s collection.

Postcard a window into Langley’s wartime past

A prominent Murrayville man wrote to his sister during the First World War

  • May 3, 2019
A First World War postcard from Jack Finlaison, who became a Murrayville resident and merchant, will become part of the Langley Centennial Museum’s collection.
Cars drive on a flooded Pacific Highway (Hwy 15), south of Fry’s Corner, January 20, 1968. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 180.9.29)

HISTORY: How Fry’s Corner survived floods, Prohibition, and a baby monkey

The story behind the Fry family, and how they transformed a Cloverdale crossing

  • Aug 3, 2018
Cars drive on a flooded Pacific Highway (Hwy 15), south of Fry’s Corner, January 20, 1968. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 180.9.29)
Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)

Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)

A look back through the files of the Langley Advance, which started publishing July 23, 1931.

  • Jul 28, 2018
Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)
A flood at the Port Mann and the Canadian National Railway shops. Men are in the water, a house, and a railway crossing sign are shown in the flooded area. (Photo courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / SMA89.064.004)

HISTORY: Memories of 1948 Fraser River floods still run strong

Looking back on the Fraser River flood of 1948, 70 years later

  • Jul 3, 2018
A flood at the Port Mann and the Canadian National Railway shops. Men are in the water, a house, and a railway crossing sign are shown in the flooded area. (Photo courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / SMA89.064.004)
Rodeo Queen candidates, May 1951. (City of Surrey Archives / SM.140B)                                Rodeo Queen candidates, May 1951. (City of Surrey Archives / SM.140B)

HISTORY: The Rodeo Queens of Cloverdale

For decades, Rodeo Queens served as ambassadors of the big show

  • May 19, 2018
Rodeo Queen candidates, May 1951. (City of Surrey Archives / SM.140B)                                Rodeo Queen candidates, May 1951. (City of Surrey Archives / SM.140B)
Langley Looking Back: Local cop got a $10 per month raise in 1948

Langley Looking Back: Local cop got a $10 per month raise in 1948

Here’s some tidbits from the pages of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Mar 23, 2018
Langley Looking Back: Local cop got a $10 per month raise in 1948
From left: Eliza Campbell (Lueta’s mother), Ada Mary Rife (Lueta’s daughter), and Lueta Milton. Ada holds her daughter, Mildred Rife. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 170C06)

HISTORY: Lueta Milton was one of Cloverdale’s first reporters

Lueta Milton wrote a column for the New Westminster Columbian newspaper in the 1890s

From left: Eliza Campbell (Lueta’s mother), Ada Mary Rife (Lueta’s daughter), and Lueta Milton. Ada holds her daughter, Mildred Rife. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 170C06)
A special supplement was published in 1958 when Aldergrove Junior-Senior High School was opened. (ACSS photo)

Sneak peak: Aldergrove Community Secondary is hosting a big party May 12

That’s when people can see the school and the historic memorabilia gathered for its 60th anniversary.

A special supplement was published in 1958 when Aldergrove Junior-Senior High School was opened. (ACSS photo)

Langley centenarian: “getting old is for the birds”

Lillian Tuningley has lived in many communities around Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Looking Back: Langley City’s status could have been changed to ‘town’ in 1968

Looking Back: Langley City’s status could have been changed to ‘town’ in 1968

History from the pages of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Mar 15, 2018
Looking Back: Langley City’s status could have been changed to ‘town’ in 1968
The new mural pictures five Fageol ‘Flyer’ trucks, sold to the Municipality of Surrey in the 1930s. Pacific Highway markers stand in front. (Samantha Anderson)

New mural installed at BC Vintage Truck Museum

Cloverdale-based museum’s new mural features five Fageol ‘Flyer’ trucks

The new mural pictures five Fageol ‘Flyer’ trucks, sold to the Municipality of Surrey in the 1930s. Pacific Highway markers stand in front. (Samantha Anderson)
Storyteller Fern Gabriel will lead tours of the Fort Langley Historic Site on Saturdays from Feb. 24 to March 31. (Langley Advance files)

Walking tours and drumming offer indigenous look at Langley

The Kwantlen First Nation and Fort Langley National Historic Site offer spring events.

Storyteller Fern Gabriel will lead tours of the Fort Langley Historic Site on Saturdays from Feb. 24 to March 31. (Langley Advance files)
The children of Hugh Davis, David, Linda and Diane, joined Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese in a ceremony to unveil a street named after the longtime Langley resident. (Township photo)

Langley street named after the late Hugh Davis

The street is near the family homestead that’s still a working farm.

  • Feb 18, 2018
The children of Hugh Davis, David, Linda and Diane, joined Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese in a ceremony to unveil a street named after the longtime Langley resident. (Township photo)
Langley in history: Local murderer one of two that escaped from Burnaby prison in 1988

Langley in history: Local murderer one of two that escaped from Burnaby prison in 1988

A look back through the pages of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Feb 16, 2018
Langley in history: Local murderer one of two that escaped from Burnaby prison in 1988
Enter the Langley Advance Throwback Thursday contest by suggesting a funny or factual photo caption for this picture from the Langley Centennial Museum.

Throwback Thursday: Feb. 15, 2018

Check out vintage Fort Langley from the air.

  • Feb 16, 2018
Enter the Langley Advance Throwback Thursday contest by suggesting a funny or factual photo caption for this picture from the Langley Centennial Museum.
Langley in history: Land deals and rainfall

Langley in history: Land deals and rainfall

History from the pages of the Langley Advance which has been publishing since 1931.

  • Jan 25, 2018
Langley in history: Land deals and rainfall
Langley in history: Department store’s male employees grow B.C. Centennial beards in 1958

Langley in history: Department store’s male employees grow B.C. Centennial beards in 1958

A look back through the files of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Jan 19, 2018
Langley in history: Department store’s male employees grow B.C. Centennial beards in 1958