The Leader’s Cloverdale office in 1953.

The Leader’s Cloverdale office in 1953.

Surrey Archives showcases Surrey Leader photographs

Free presentation shares images that appeared in the newspaper during the 1960s.

The Surrey Archives will showcase its vast Surrey Leader Photograph Collection in a free presentation on Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cloverdale.

Archives staff will discuss photos that appeared in the paper during the 1960s, highlighting major Surrey developments such as the opening of the Port Mann Bridge in 1964 and Guildford Mall in 1966.

The presentation will also profile local events that mattered most to Surrey residents.

The Surrey Leader debuted on July 17, 1929. Beginning as a four-sheet weekly, it grew to become the main source of news in Surrey for many years.

Archivist Chelsea Bailey notes the presentation will resonate with both long time Surrey residents and newcomers.

“We expect people will remember many of the headlines and related photos,” Bailey says. “In 1992, The Surrey Leader donated nearly 100,000 negatives. This large and significant collection thoroughly documents the development of modern Surrey.”

The Surrey Leader Photograph Collection at the Surrey Archives contains approximately 95,000 photographic negatives from the newspaper, dating from 1963 to the late 1980s. The Archives also holds hard copies of each Surrey Leader edition from 1929 to 1984 and editions on microfilm up to the year 2004.

People of all ages are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. Secure your spot at 604-502-6459.

Admission for all Surrey Archives programs in 2017 is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society.

The Surrey Archives is located at 17671 56 Ave. in the historic 1912 Municipal Hall.

Regular Archives hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find out more at http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2366.aspx

 

 

 

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