The hundreds of photographs did not make it into print editions of the over-60-year-old newspaper.

PHOTOS: ‘Who are they?’ Call to identify Aldergrove 1996 captures

Alder Grove Heritage Society asks longtime residents to help identify moments from local history

Alder Grove Heritage Society (AGHS) asks longtime Aldergrove residents to help identify precious moments from the town’s history with their latest endeavour.

Volunteer with the AGHS telephone museum – June Speedy – sorted through thousands of archival photographs taken by Aldergrove Star photographers in 1996.

“Hopefully someone who sees the paper will be able to identify these people,” Speedy said.

The photographs did not make it into print editions of the over-60-year-old newspaper.

“We’re really asking the public: ‘Who are they?’,” Speedy said.

Photographs that stuck out from the bunch include one of an outhouse race, a horse and rider, town parade and group of young girls adorned for what Speedy said appears to be May Day celebrations.

“It was interesting. I looked through a lot of photos of the parade – and of happenings in areas all the way up to Bradner Road,” Speedy explained.

The 2019 photography contest, which gears up June 12 for an eventual exhibit at the Aldergrove Fair through July 19 to 21, is accepting up to 6 image submissions from each contestant to their museum on 271 Street.

READ MORE: Family day a success at Aldergrove telephone museum

Five categories of the contest include: landmarks, events, animals, “tell a story” using a set of 3 or 4 (3×6) photographs and “then and now,” which should consist of two photos in the same Aldergrove location with dates etched on the back in pencil.

Pictures submitted should be from either 2018 or 2019 – with exception of the vintage inclusions – and taken within the Aldergrove boundary.

First place winner will receive a display easel valued at 100$. Second prize will win a black poster frame with plexiglass. The top-three of each category will be awarded with corresponding ribbons.

June Speedy began helping out AGHS last August. She has since helped organize and clear out various spaces within the museum including its crawl space and attic.

“It’s been a bit of a challenge but we’re slowly getting there,” Speedy finished.

The deadline for submissions to the contest is July 12.


Just Posted

Suspects sought in Langley crimes

Langley RCMP have released surveillance photos of a number of suspects

UPDATE: ‘Mortifying smell’ alerts local employees to fire inside the Alder Inn

The inn was evacuated before fire crews extinguished flames in an upstairs room

Prospera and Westminster credit unions approved for proposed merger

Abbotsford- and Surrey-based companies now take matter to membership vote

Climate Strike protesters gather in Langley

A small group of mostly TWU students gathered at the Township hall

Canada bests U.S. in day 1 of international lacrosse championships in Langley

Read the results of the action on day 1 of the 2019 World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championship

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Student arrested at South Delta Secondary for alleged assault

The alleged assault occurred between two SDSS students on Wednesday, Sept. 18

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Most Read