On July 12, 1925 the Victoria War Memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant-Governor W.C. Nicole. Earlier this year the 91-year old monument received a larger base and four new lights, just in time for the […]
This week marks the 100th anniversary of a snowstorm that paralyzed Victoria BC in the first week of February 1916. The snow began falling on the 1st of the month and […]
The Bay Street Armoury has been part of our community for 100 years and on Sunday it celebrated by opening its doors to the public. The event was very well attended […]
Victoria BC has been home to expatriates from across the Empire since it’s earliest days. Despite knowing this I must admit I was nonetheless surprised to discover that an officer, one of 29 […]
I recently discovered a photograph album containing a small selection of photos taken in and around Victoria, BC during the First World War. The album contains no clues as to the identity […]
This list was published in the British Colonist 100 years ago today. Can you find your relative?
Fairfield in the First World War is my attempt to shine a light on the contribution made by the residents of my neighbourhood 100 years ago. It’s a micro history […]