HISTORICAL MOMENT In 1882, the first school house in the valley was located in Westholme. Sam Lewis, the eventual builder and owner of The Green Lantern, is the teacher in the doorway. Billy Thomas and many Bonsalls are in the photograph. In Billy Thomas’ words: “There was George Lilley, Henry Wilson, Hugh Stratford, and Tom, Fred and Daisy (Bonsall).” Many more great historical photos are on display at the Chemainus Valley Museum, open seven days a week at 9799 Waterwheel Cres. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo submitted)

First Valley school at Westholme

Bonsall kids boost the attendance

HISTORICAL MOMENT

In 1882, the first school house in the valley was located in Westholme. Sam Lewis, the eventual builder and owner of The Green Lantern, is the teacher in the doorway. Billy Thomas and many Bonsalls are in the photograph. In Billy Thomas’ words: “There was George Lilley, Henry Wilson, Hugh Stratford, and Tom, Fred and Daisy (Bonsall).” Many more great historical photos are on display at the Chemainus Valley Museum, open seven days a week at 9799 Waterwheel Cres. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo submitted)

Bonsall kids boost the attendance

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