Langley Advance Throwback Thursday June 15, 2017

Throwback Thursday: If this Langley photo speaks to you, you could win a prize

The Langley Advance’s weekly photo contest spotlights local history.

Each week, Langley Advance readers are invited to submit a suggested caption – factual or funny – for the historic Langley picture published in the paper June 15, 2017 (a large group of men). Submit through story link below. One luckyreader wins a gift certificate from the Cora restaurant on the Langley Bypass.

Last week’s photo (published June 8) was from the Langley Centennial Museum. Museum records say it was taken between 1950 and 1955. Langley Board of Trade members were at the Masonic Hall on Fraser Highway (which is still there) for a luncheon hosted by BC Electric. The utility provided power and also ran a train along Glover Road. There’s some famous locals included in the photo. Here’s the museum’s files: “(Left to right) Front row: ?; Bert Wiffen; ?; Lloyd Steele; Dick Sladden; Ernie Sendall; Alex Hope; Tom Court; and E.J. Cox. Second row: Reeve of Matsqui (?); ?; ?; Dave King; Martin Knudsen; Charlie Logan; Jake Giesbrecht; BC Electric representative; ?; ?; Andre Pelletier; Hugh Lyttleton; Clarke; Al Knippes; Fred Dams; Jim Schatz; ?; and John Jeffrey. Back row: ?; Dave Giesbrecht; Sid Gray?; Tom Reid; Burns Lyttleton; ?;”

Winner Sheela Vincent suggested: “George, will you accept this rose?”

Langley City resident Peter Knudsen knew the photo when he saw it. “My Dad was Martin Knudsen, Royal Bank manager second row, third from the left.”

Click HERE to submit your suggestion for the June 15, 2017 photo.

Contest rules:

Preference is given to Langley residents. Entrants must be 19 or older. The winner will be selected by a random draw of all entries. The contest is not open to employees of the Langley Advance nor Black Press.

Winner will be notified by email and must pick up the prize as offered at the Langley Advance office, 6375 202nd Street.

The Langley Advance reserves the right to reject entries deemed unsuitable, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Please keep entries suitable for a family newspaper.


Langley Advance Throwback Thursday June 15, 2017