Published March 22nd, 1977 — Body builder Lenny Marriott working out at a gym on East Broadway in Vancouver. More pictures from this story which ran as a full page spread in the Vancouver Province can be found HERE or by clicking on the picture.
September 5th, 1974 — A street made from wood blocks breaking up in the 100 block of Dunlevy. This quote is from the Scoutmagazine.ca website on January 2016: “Wood blocks were likely chosen as an economical way to originally ‘pave’ city streets since timber was in plentiful supply in and around Vancouver…. The ones that are visible on Dunlevy St. are over 100 years old and likely were installed at some point between 1891 and 1914.” Another thing to notice in this picture is in the bottom right hand corner, my foot, one of hazards of taking pictures with a fisheye lens.
July 23rd, 1976 — Jack Bexall worked 43 years at Centennial Pier as a longshoreman and probably made enough money to buy a house in east Vancouver or Burnaby and retired on July 23rd, 1976 with a pension. The good old days.
July 10th, 1976 — Vancouver firefighters compete in a tug of war contest on English Bay beach as part of the Vancouver Sea Festival.
August 26th, 2017 — Empty newspaper boxes for the Vancouver Province, The Vancouver Sun, The Victoria Times-Colonist, and the Nanaimo Daily News, at the Nanaimo ferry terminal.
August 31st, 2017 — An almost new house in the 500 block of West King Edward Avenue is demolished along with two other houses to make way for a condominium.
August 31st 1997 — Greg Moore with his father before the start of the Molson Indy Vancouver car race around False Creek; twenty years ago today.
August 20th, 2017 — There was an old joke about how many clowns you could stuff into a Austin Mini. The new version of that joke would be how many old minis can you stuff into a new mini? Probably two judging by this original Mini Cooper parked next to an new Mini Cooper at the historic motor races at Mission last week.
June 7th, 1973 — Jeffe Jollife from Queensbury Elementary School in North Vancouver plays a game of snakes and ladders with George Cooke, a patient at Lonsdale Private Hospital, during a visit to the hospital by school students.
July 19th, 1975 — Hang glider about to land on English Bay Beach in Vancouver.