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James Donald (Don) Reid's oral history interview conducted by Warren Sommer on 27 Jan. 2006, 31 Jan. 2006, 28 Feb. 2006, 7 Mar. 2006, 31 Jul. 2007.
8 audio cassette; 16 cds.
27 Jan., 31 Jan., 28 Feb. and 7 Mar. 2006; 31 Jul. 2007.
SR-228.1 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Introduces the interview and interviewee. Discussion of the details of Don's birth, and the birth of his sisters Helen and Verna. Discussion of his parents Charles Reid and Minnie Olive Reid (nee Carter) and their backgrounds.
Track 2 - Discussion of Charles Reid and his move from Scotland across Canada to Fort Langley. Discussion of blacksmith work and some other smiths in Fort Langley.
Track 3 - Discussion of Don's knowledge of his fathers experiences in the First World War.
Track 4-5 - Discussion of the Reid family home - the old Mavis home on Glover Road. Discussion of the purchase of the home and description of the property, the house and the interior.
Track 6 - Discussion of the Reid family wealth and class distinction in Fort Langley.
Track 7 - Discussion of the bedrooms in the Reid family home and ornamentation within the house.
Track 8 - Discussion of indoor plumbing within the Reid family home and the methods of cold storage.
Track 9 - Discussion of lighting in the Reid family home, drop cord lighting and chandeliers.
Track 10 - Discussion of the grounds and outbuildings on the Reid family property. Mention of the cellar house used for food storage, orchards, gardens and chickens.
SR-228.2 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Discussion of renovations on the Reid family house in 1932/3.
Track 2 - Discussion of Don's chores and responsibilites as a child at home. Mention of Don's father milking the cow and his mother making preserves of different kinds of food.
Track 3 - Discussion of fishermen at Fort Langley. Mention of boat types and fishing locations.
Track 4 - Discussion of the wildlife in Don's early days at Fort Langley.
Track 5 - Discussion of the woman's place being in the home. Discussion of women who worked outside of the home.
Track 6 - Discussion of methods for obtaining news in the '20s and '30s. Mention of radios and newspapers, the Vancouver Sun, the Columbian and the Langley Advance.
Track 7 - Discussion of the child's role in the Reid family home - mealtime topics, mention of allowance.
Track 8 - Discussion of the neighbours surrounding the Reid family home.
Track 9 - Discussion of Don's parents involvement in associations, mention of the Canadian Improvement Society.
Track 10 - Discussion of the role of the churches and different denominations in Fort Langley. Discussion of Don's memory of his sisters funeral and other funerals in Fort Langley.
Track 11 - Discussion of liquor in the Reid family home and alcohol in Fort Langley.
Track 12 - Discussion of Don's memory of the old community hall's building, property and outbuildings.
Track 13 - Discussion of community sponsored children's entertainment. Mention of the clubs and sports in Fort Langley. Mention of lack of entertainment for small children.
SR-228.3 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Continues discussion of child's entertainment. Mention of Sunday school class, making your own toys and games.
Track 2 - Discussion of the Fort Langley landscape and properties in the area.
Track 3 - Discussion of special events in Fort Langley. Mention of Langley Days, May Day, Easter, Christmas, New Years and birthdays.
SR-228.4 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Discussion of travel. Mention of Moorhouse Stages, the weigh freight on the CNR, the BC Electric, and the Lady Alexandra.
Track 2 - Discussion of crime in Fort Langley. Mention of a bank robbery in the 1960's.
Track 3 - Return to discussion of transportation. Discussion of the Moorehouse Stage Line - owners and routes. Discussion of the CNR.
Track 4 - Discussion of Don's experiences of the Depression. Discussion of petty thievery. Discussion of the Reid family's diet during the depression and access to clothing materials.
Track 5 - Discussion of summertime fashion in Fort Langley - going barefoot, caps and different kinds of hats.
Track 6 - Discussion of shortages during the depression. Mention of the abundance of eggs and apples. Discussion of bartering. Mention of slaughtering chickens and pigs.
Track 7 - Discussion of tramps and Don's memories of them and gypsy's in Fort Langley.
Track 8 - Discussion of people losing property during the Depression in Fort Langley. Discussion of the relationship between Fort Langley and Patricia and Langley Prairie school boys. Mention of Don's manual training in Milner.
Track 9 - Discussion of people moving west on the trains from the prairies.
Track 10 - Discussion of mobile stores in Fort Langley.
Track 11 - Discussion of Don's education. Mention of the school building, classes, his teachers, his classmates and his experiences there.
SR-228.5 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Continues with SR-228.4 Track 11's discussion on education and experiences.
Track 2 - Discussion of Don's life after school. Discussion of Don's experiences at various career paths.
Track 3 - Discussion of Langley politics, the conservatives and liberals.
Track 4 - Discussion of Don's experiences at his father's garage and his eventual ownership of the garage.
SR-228.6 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Discussion of graves and cemetaries in the Fort Langley area.
Track 2 - Discussion of the First Nations people in Fort Langley. Mention of their interaction with other people in Fort Langley, their farms and orchards and their education.
Track 3 - Discussion of shops in Fort Langley during the 1920's and 1930's. Mention of the Coulter and Berry shop,and Miller's.
Track 4 - Discussion of fires in Fort Langley and the development of the fire departent. Mention of volunteer fire fighters.
Track 5 - Discussion of Don's fathers garage. Mention of the types of jobs and the evolution into a machine shop.
Track 6 - Continued discussion of the fire department and method of notifying volunteers.
Track 7 - Discussion of Don making trips into Langley Prairie. Mention of the shops there and the temptations - billiard halls and the Fort Langley Hotel and Pub.
SR-228.7 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Discussion of the outbreak of WW2. Discussion of Don working for the armament as a machinist for the navy and the merchant marines. Mention of peoples expectation for the outbreak of war. Discussion of the impacts of war on Fort Langley, the death of Langley boys and Don's inability to join up.
Track 2 - Discussion of the militia in Fort Langley. Mention of the Rockey Mountain Rangers and the Air Raid Precaution. Discussion of their members and their activities.
Track 3 - Discussion of fundraising during WW2. Mention of victory bonds, the woman's institute, and the collection of aluminum.
Track 4 - Discussion of rumours during the war and the internment of the Japanese from Fort Langley.
Track 5-6 - Discussion of rationing during WW2, discussion of the use of coupons for butter, sugar, alcohol and gasoline. Mention of Fort Service and Jones stores. Mention of synthetic rubber.
Track 7 - Discussion of Fort Langley's moral during WW2 and expectation for victory. Discussion of Don's father's contact with family in Scotland and his loyalty to Canada.
Track 8 - Discussion of Don's impression of the wartime leaders. Discussion of access to knowledge through the Langley theatre news reel. Mention of contentious objectors.
Track 9 - Discussion of Don's experiences during D-Day. Discussion of the treatment of Italian families living in Fort Langley.
Track 10 - Discussion of Don's experiences during V-E Day and V-J Day. Mention of community celebration for V-E Day and the lack of celebration for V-J Day.
Track 11 - Discussion of service men after the war, lack of benifits and employment.
Track 12 - Discussion of the lack of change in Langley during the late 1940's and early 1950's. Mention of the Noel Booth Store. Discussion of change in the 1960's with the freeway, transit, big box stores and Walnut Grove.
SR-228.8 is a recording of an interview with Don Reid, conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Discussion of the property of Magels (sp?) Nut Field.
Track 2 - Discussion of Don's impresion of the people who live in Fort Langley now with those who lived there early in his life. Discussion of the lack of community feeling.
Track 3 - Discussion of the redevelopment of properties on Glover Road and Mavis Avenue and the redevelopment of the saw mill.
Track 4 - Discussion of Don's impression of the changes in all of Langley over the last 30 years.
Term Source: dhv
Use this subject term to cross-reference church buildings, church activities, and church organizations
Term Source: pv
Coulter & Berry Store
See Also: Berry, John Walter ; Coulter, David Moss
Term Source: HPC Records (CHURC-18/133)
Filardeau, Clarence (Buster)
Real name is Clarence
Term Source: HPC Record (HPC-367/1136)
Fillardeau, Thomas (1922-1973)
Thomas "Tommy" Fillardeau was a fisherman by trade. He was born October 10, 1922 to George Fillardeau and Teresa Thompson. He was raised on the Kwantlen reserve on McMillan Island. He served with the Irish Fusiliers in World War Two.
On October 29, 1973 he was walking down what is now Glover road on McMillan Island when he was hit by a car and died.
See the Registration of Death for "Fillardeau, Thomas" held at the BC Archives (See the Genealogy section); See also, the Langley Advance 01 November 1973, Thursday, Page 1.
Langley's first fire department began as local neighbourhood "volunteer" fire departments in the 1930s. Previously, Langley residents were responsible for fending off fires close to their own properties. By the 1930s, however, "volunteer" fire departments became a necessity due to the growing population of Langley. Each neighbourhood's "volunteer" fire department enlisted the help of local men to answer emergency calls. Various neighbourhood departments included North West Langley, Murrayville, Brookswood, Fort Langley and Aldergrove. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Langley's volunteer fire departments partnered with local ratepayers to build new fire halls throughout the Township and purchase fire trucks with attached water hoses. To this day, the Township of Langley employees both paid full-time and volunteer forces.
See Also: boats
Term Source: Sears List of Subject Headings (16th. Ed.)
Fort Langley Cemetery
Located at 23105 St. Andrew's Street, this historic cemetery was created in 1884. This was the first municipal cemetery established in Fort Langley, and is the resting place of many of the area's pioneer families. The first burial was Robert Mackie, father of the municipality's first Warden. Separate sections of the cemetery were reserved for First Nations people and for Canadian War Veterans. Many of the granite and marble monuments are elaborately carved and decorated, and several gravesites are surrounded by wrought iron fences. In conjunction with an early landscape plan now in full maturity, it remains a site of peace and beauty. To the north side of the cemetery is a granite First World War memorial to the fallen men of the Langley district which was later rededicated to the memory of those who served in the Second World War.
Information from "Langley's Heritage: A Listing of Heritage Resources"
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