"History isn’t a myth-making discipline, it’s a myth-busting discipline ..."

Sir Richard Evans FBA

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Looking Back

This new book containing a collection of Fred's contributions about the past of Whonnock and Ruskin to the "Looking Back" column of the Maple Ridge News, is for sale at the Whonnock post office.
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 170 pages.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Forest fires

From the MR Museum and Archives a map showing the location and years of the forest fires from  1919 to 1987. Click on image to enlarge.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Heritage Resources

This is a wonderful updated version of the 1998 Heritage Inventory. 
Of interested to anyone who wants to know more of the remnants of the past all around us. Click here. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Bell of St Paul’s now at Holy Spirit Anglican Church

On page 49 of Maple Ridge: A History of Settlement you’ll read of the (1912) improvement of the church “… by the handsome gift of a bell and belfry from the Percys….” 
Those Percys were Mary Anne (Legge) Percy (1840 – 1926) and three of her children: her daughter Ethel Langfield 1870 – 1951) and sons Percy Hugh Jocelyn (1867 – 1951) and Harry Alfred Reginald (1874 – 1962).  Mary Anne Percy was the widow of the Rev. William John Edward Percy, who died in 1876. 
The Percys came from Devon. Harry was the first to land in Canada in 1896, followed by the others in 1897. As from 1896 they were the taxpayers/owners of a quarter section (160 acres) along the west side of 272nd Street above 104th Avenue.
The Percys are all buried in the Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.