We had another interesting meeting last Thursday. Thanks to our logistics wizard Eric and others we weren’t thrown too much by a last minute change of venue.
- Donato gave an illustrated report on the refurbishment of a heritage fireplace in the oldest house in Grandview;
- Eric presented some fascinating material on the use of bricks as street pavement, covering cobble stones, special bricks to assist horses on hills, and wood blocks;also discussed were the various brickworks on the Lower Mainland;
- We were joined by Daniele of the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group who explained their use over the years of posters, signs, and colouring pages for Heritage Week and similar events; there were some excellent ideas for us to follow next year;
- Maria reported on a list of possible houses for this year’s Centenary Signs project; following an idea from MPHG, Jak will contact our BIA about signs on Commercial Drive retail building this year;
- Jak presented a number of number of photographs illustrating changes on the Drive and in the neighbourhood between 1985 and today;
- Neville gave a good interim report on the historical work he is researching on the 1800 block of Parker Street and, in particular, the house at 1829 Parker;
- We had a brief Neighbourhood Update which included news on the painting of Brookhouse, and the history of the Wonderbucks building which is now for sale;
We look forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting on 19th April.
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how the explanation of the use of bricks as street pavements, covering cobblestone, special bricks ???
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