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What's New: Heritage

May Day circa Surrey 1950s

What's New: Heritage offers monthly updates on the vibrant heritage movement in the City of Surrey.

New Time Lapse Tool Launched

Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like in the past? Maybe even wished you could see a picture before the moment of wonder passes? You're in luck! The Surrey Archives has launched a new mapping tool that matches local historical images to modern day locations. Organized by Surrey's six town centres, you can use the mapping tool as a virtual time lapse right from your phone or desktop.

Launch the Surrey Time Lapse Tool

Winner of the Facebook Contest

Throughout February, a contest ran on the Heritage Surrey Facebook page. Hard-to-place archival Surrey photos were posted and followers were encouraged to use the Surrey Time Lapse tool to find the correct location. We are pleased to announce Raj Dial as the contest winner! Congratulations on your $100 gift card prize.

Time Lapse Preview

The photos below show what the new mapping tool has to offer. The photo on the right shows what you might be seeing in reality and the left photo shows what the same location was like in the past.

Old Yale Road through Green Timbers in 1890.

Old Yale Road through Green Timbers in 1913.

The same location today, now called Fraser Highway.

The same location today, now called Fraser Highway.

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