Miscellaneous Photographs

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Hair pulling

Nov 2nd, 1974 — BC scrum half Darryl Nollette gets his hair pulled by Newfoundland’s Frank Deacy during the Canadian interprovincial rugby final at Brockton Oval. Frank was embarrassed by his actions but did write and ask for a print.

Lions Gate Bridge signal station

July 10th, 1973 — It’s hard to believe but back in 1973 there were still a lot of boats entering Vancouver Harbour that didn’t have radar and many that didn’t have ship to ship radio. There was a signal station in the center of the Lions Gate Bridge spanning the road and a person there directed traffic through the narrows. If the boat didn’t have a radio and was in a position it shouldn’t have been there was a loud speaker to direct them. This I know from personal experience. Binoculars were used to read the name of ships and some times a spyglass for smaller boats. On this particular day it was Roy Adams monitoring and logging the ships and boats that entered the harbour.

More rugby

Feb 22nd, 1975 — Another couple of pictures from the rugby game between New Zealand’s Wainuiomata rugby team and the UBC old boys at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park. Richard Eddy gives a punishing blow to Peter Cahoon of UBC who might be the same person who was carried off the field later in the game.

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