Old Yale Road in the Green Timbers area in 1912.

Old Yale Road in the Green Timbers area in 1912.

Surrey’s past and present come together

Archives hosting monthly Saturday fall lecture series starting Sept. 12

Deepen your knowledge of Surrey’s rich heritage at one of the Surrey Archives’ Saturday fall lectures.

The lectures include striking archival images, lively discussion, and stories told by both presenters and the audience make the city’s past come alive.

The sessions are:

• Sept. 12: Surrey: Then/Now zigzags more than 130 years of history to compare Surrey’s past and present. Surrey 2015 meets its old-fashioned roots in a blend of modern and historic imagery. From gravel roads to paved highways, watch Surrey’s landscape evolve over the course of a hour.

• Oct. 10: A Visual History of North Surrey. Delve into area photos, maps, and reminiscences from the earliest of days to the recent past. Explore the history behind some of the area’s icons, such as Whalley’s Corner, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Mary and the Pattullo Bridge.

• Nov. 14: War Veterans’ Stories. Local veterans’ papers, photos, and audio clips help us remember the important First and Second World Wars experiences. Discover Surrey’s connections to historic battlefields, training grounds and more.

Each session runs from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

The fee is $10. Pre-register by calling 604-502-6459.

The Surrey Archives is located at 17671 56 Avenue in the historic 1912 Municipal Hall. Regular Archives hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/heritage, twitter at @SurreyArchives or www.youtube.com/surreyarchives

Surrey North Delta Leader