People & Places

Were there neighbourhoods in Ladysmith during the 1920s and 1930s?
As part of the People and Place Project, we are looking for photographs of streets, buildings, houses, and gardens within the original townsite of Ladysmith taken during the 1920s and ’30s. There are examples of people identifying areas such as “Finn Town”, “Top of the Hill”, “Little Italy”, and Belgian Town”. Are there specific boundaries to these areas? Did residents identify with the names of their neighbourhood? When did these names start to be used?
If you have information and/or photographs from these locations taken during the 1920s and ’30s, please call and leave a message at 250-826-3228 Project coordinator, or at the Ladysmith Archives phone 250-245-0100.
Thank you – we appreciate your contributions to keeping Ladysmith’s stories alive.

The “People and Place” project was funded in part by Heritage BC through the Heritage Legacy Fund.