Sunday school in Sooke back in 1955.

A Sunday school picnic in 1955

Sooke historian Elida Peers writes interesting stories on the region

In 1955 the bleachers at the Sooke Community Flats looked like this, and on a sunny day, June 24, the Anglican Church held their congregational picnic. Back in those days, when we had perhaps 25 percent of the population that calls Sooke home today, a picnic at the Sooke Flats was an event the youngsters really looked forward to.

While we believe we have been able to make out many of the names, please forgive our errors and correct any mistakes or additions for us by calling the museum.

In the row second from back, we see Mrs. Peggy Adler, Mrs. Emily Nixon, Mrs. Helene Barwis, C. J. Hunter and Mrs. Hunter, Jim Law and Mrs. Amy Law.

Third row from back, we see Canon H. M. Bolton, Gerrie Adler, Lynda Shepherd (now Rose) Julie Banner (now Mann), Iris Baskerville, Marjorie Elrose (now Melville), Ritchie Hamilton, Murray Nixon, Danny Cousins, Dot Locke.

Second row from front, Mrs. Rose Stewart, Mrs. Doey Eddy, Mrs. Evelyn Stolth, Mrs Laura Essery, Mrs. Violet Baskerville, Eloise Nixon (now Sweeney) Mrs. Elsie Nixon.

In front, Jacquie Adler, Lillian Locke (now Sharpe), Penny Knight, Diane Clowes (now Cumming), Iris Baskerville, Sandra Johnson, Mary Llewellyn (now Lynn), Margaret Comeau, Mrs. Ruby Cousins, Penny Cousins, Mrs. Nan Llewellyn. There are lots more kids in the scene, but we haven’t been able to identify them, so perhaps if you are looking at this photo and see yourself, you could call and let us know.

On Sunday, August 11, the parish will celebrate its one 100th anniversary.

Elida Peers,

Historian

Sooke Region