Stories, articles, old photos, and the details our grand-kids won't be able to find elsewhere. Preserve Nanaimo!
Event Date: May 15th to mid June 2013
Admission is free
The Nanaimo Museum will be hosting an exhibit of restored images by Matt James. The display will include some antique framed items and some medium to large canvas printed photos. Most of the exhibits will be for sale and partial proceeds...
Herbert's Final Day in Brechin
Was it just the echoes of yesterdays storm or just another summer
day in Brechin for the children playing by the sailing vessels in
the Summer of 1956 or 1957. Some of the names were Campbell, Gilmour
and Zelley. Suddenly, Carol and I plunged into the water...
For weeks, I was looking at the big hole in the ground where the new Nanaimo conference centre's going in. There's some kind of tunnel now visible, running from beneath Commercial St, and I always wondered what it was. Here's a pic; you can see the tunnel coming out, in the bottom left.
Does anyone know any history? Is it still active. A lot of the gravestones are late 1800's
I was walking along Dufferin Crescent this morning to go for coffee when I noticed an unearthed and exposed log fossil amongst some of the conglomerate rock located beside the sidewalk at the Village at Summerhill construction site. It appears to have been unearthed for quite some time now and...
I saw this video on youtube today and thought it was an interesting watch:
This 1955 map shows development in the area that is currently managed by the Canadian military (Nanaimo's diefenbunker).
Does anybody know what these streets and buildings were all about?
Nanaimo DnD reserve Land in 1955
We've mentioned the #1 Mine explosion elsewhere on this forum in a few single posts (yes, I did a search), but I thought that this event should have it's own thread.
Part of my motivation for creating this new thread is to keep the upcoming 125th anniversary in mind: May 3, 2012. (yes, that's a...
Sad news today. Looks like the E&N is being shut down this week - permanently.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E%26N_Railway The wikipedia entry has not yet been updated to reflect these new developments. An important part of Robert Dunsmuir's coal mining legacy and Vancouver Island history is...
If anyone has any photos of Extension Village I would love to see them.
I grew up running around that area in the 70's and would love to see how it looks now. Thanks.
As I found out today, the "Chinese Cemetery" is so named because it was donated by the local Chinese Society. The use of the cemetery is not exclusively Chinese.
Quote from City of Nanaimo website:
Location is on Townsite Rd, just up the hill from Quarterway School.
i posted this in outdoors by accident:confused: , ill probly get a better response here
recently i have been told from many different sources, that in the jinglepot area a long time ago there was alot of reports of witchcraft and also something of a haunted church..??
i have been by...
Hi, we moved here a year ago and just visited Piper's Lagoon. What's the history behind the abandoned structures on the small island across from the lagoon?
Likely a thousand stories could be told from Boxing Day swims,
to letter writing, sports stories, and even a mention in the book
on Frank Ney.
One interesting story was "the cigarette vs anti-smoking challenge race" that made the front page
of the newspaper.
Several months back my father passed away and while cleaning out his place, we came across thousands of aerial photographs of BC. Most of them from the 1940's and 1950's. I've always had a fascination with vintage photos, so I started scanning them and putting them on a web site.
On Labour Day weekend in 1977, 11 people were killed in Vancouver Island's worst ever traffic accident.
It happened at an unsignaled intersection on the Island Highway, in Lantzville. The location is very close to the north-end "Welcome to Nanaimo" sign, where Highways 19 & 19A now split-off...
Recently I've become very interested in abandoned buildings in nanaimo that have a darker history. The Strickland house being a recent one, even though its been destroyed I might go check the area out just because this weekend. I also read some history on mt tzuhalum which made me very curious and...
Greetings, I also posted this in the outdoors forum, not sure which is more appropriate.
I have been fascinated by the Brother XII story for quite a long time. I'm currently on Vancouver Island, and wanted to check out DeCourcy and Valdes, just to soak up the atmosphere, and possibly visit some...
What is the deal with that place? Ever since moving to Nanaimo in '79 its been under recievership or someone plans to do something with it and it falls through. Now the company working on it is nickle and diming to keep it profitalbe.
Anyway if anyone knows the history of the building and the...
The small and old Wellington Cemetery is at the corner of Cardena and Ledgerwood streets (off of Jordan Ave). I visited it on December 29, 2009, to see what was there.
Here's the City heritage webpage on the cemetery:
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