Miscellaneous Photographs

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Art Phillips

Circa 1975 — Mayor Art Phillips taking a bus from city hall to a meeting in downtown Vancouver to illustrate story that people should use transit more often. For some reason the family liked this picture enough to use it on the plague marking Art Phillips Park next to the Burrard Street skytrain station.

Parking lot

June 8th, 2018 — This parking lot at Granville Street and Cordova looks to be slated for demolition. It’s interesting how people complain about how bad traffic is in downtown Vancouver but in this picture the streets are empty especially compared to the photograph below taken at the same corner in the 1970’s.

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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