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Cloverdale in the 1920s

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Nostalgic Programs Offered Two Ways

Take a look at the City of Surrey from a new perspective by registering for an existing program or inviting one of our staff to speak at your next function.

Public Programs

All programs cover a range of topics, all with photos and documents that tell the story of Surrey's roots.  All programs are 13yrs+ and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society. There are two easy ways to register:

  • Web Reg is available 24/7. Use the program name or the program number to find the program.
  • Call the Surrey Archives, Tuesday to Saturday, at 604-502-6459 for information and to register.

After the War (#4580082)
April 14 from 11am to 12:30pm at the Cloverdale Library
Catch Surrey Archives free talk about Surrey during the 1920s. Reverse to a time of speakeasies and prohibition. The heyday of 1920s Surrey is rekindled through archival photographs, maps, newspapers, and reminiscences. The program will look at the major milestones that happened in Surrey and the surrounding region during this decade, along with the local repercussions of WWI.

The Columbian Collection (#4580083)
May 12 from 11am to 12:30pm at the Cloverdale Library
Sift through the contents of the Columbian Newspaper Collection. Digitized photos and newspaper clippings highlight Surrey’s events and personas from the late 1960s and into the 1980s.

Duty, Honour & Izzat (#4580084)
June 16 from 11am to 12:30pm at the Cloverdale Rec Centre
Historian Steven Purewal explores the rarely told World War I stories of Punjabis serving in the British India Army. Examine the Indo-Canadian experience from the Komagata Maru to the battles of the Great War.

Outreach Programs

Are you looking for a speaker? Multimedia presentations delivered by qualified staff from the Surrey Archives include historic photos, audio and more. They are suitable for schools, rotary clubs and retirement homes. Contact us at 604-502-6459 or for more information and to book. Topics include:

  • Capturing the City: Surrey 2000
  • Cloverdale: A Photo History
  • Roy Houghton's Surrey
  • Surrey's First 50 Years
  • Surrey 1914 to 1918
  • The Sixties in Surrey


  • $75.20 for community groups
  • $71.62 for school groups

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