Chronicles from the past

Chronicles from the past

Chronicles from the Past

Today close to 300 school children will troop from the old Market Square School to the new Ladysmith Elementary School

Nadine Read, Ladysmith Historical SocietySpecial to the chronicle

Nov. 1915

The action of Mr. W.S. Brown against the city for damages resulting from a fall in one of the alleys up on the hill was settled in court, Mr. Brown accepting $75 as payment in full for injury and court costs.

FOOTBALL   TOMORROW

The first game in the Nanaimo and District Football League will be played in Ladysmith to-morrow afternoon between Nanaimo United ad the locals. The kick-off will take place at 2:30 o’clock, the following team representing this city:

Goal – Taylor

Backs – Strang and R. Battie

Halves – Gourlay, J. Ryan, Davidson

Forwards – Lyndsay, J. Robertson, Ollerton, T. Battie, J Wilkinson

Reserves – L. Ryan, T. McLeod and Hfrickleton

Nov. 1955

Today close to 300 school children will troop from the old Market Square School to the new Ladysmith Elementary School. They will carry their own books and supplies with them so they will be able to start classes in the new school without undue delays on Monday.

The youngsters will move by classes to avoid congestion and, on arrival, will  be assigned to desks in the new classrooms.

This week the Market Square teachers have been spending their off-shift hours putting classroom supplies in place and generally getting the new rooms ready for their pupils.

The opening of the new school will see the end of a swing which has been in effect since last spring when the old Annex School building was torn down to make room for the new building.

This will mean that Monday morning all children will expect to be on the grounds and ready to start at nine o’clock.