Thanks to David Cran for sharing with us an old photo of the London Farmhouse taken by him back in 1978 before it was restored. According to David, this photo has not seen daylight for 30 years. We are glad he uncovered it and sent it to us. David, now a graphic designer specializing in vintage looks, used to live near the farm back when he was young. He told us he loves to see what has been done to turn the old farmhouse into a heritage site where visitors can learn about the history of our pioneers here in Steveston, Richmond BC.
Come and explore the London Heritage Farm on Culture Days this Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, from 12 to 5 pm.
Visit our fully restored 1890’s farmhouse with heritage and herb gardens, the restored Spragg family barn, vintage farming equipment, a small hand tool museum, chickens, bees, allotments and more.
Live music will be played on the vintage piano Sunday, September 27 in our heritage Tea Room.
One more week to go and it will be the beginning of Fall/Winter Seasons at London Heritage Farm. Sunday, September 6, 2015, will be the last day of the 2-months long Summer Season at London Heritage Farm. Starting from September 12, 2015, the opening days of our Tea Room, Gift Shop and Museum in the Farmhouse during the Fall/Winter seasons will be only on weekends, every Saturday and Sunday. Operating hours will remain unchanged from 12 noon to 5 pm.
Come out with friends and family to enjoy a relaxing high tea in our Tea Room during the weekends. The Heritage Gardens still look lovely in the early fall season and nice to walk around. Enjoy your tea served in the porch is also very pleasant.
All grounds and gardens will remain open to public all days during the Fall/Winter seasons from dawn to dust. Group guided tour of the Farmhouse and/or group tea in our Tea Room during weekdays will be available by bookings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604) 271-5220 to check for availability.
Kids and families used to have great family fun on London Family Farm Day but this year they found much more. Apart from having fun on the popular Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Nylon Zoo, they had the chance to learn some skills and knowledge about historic family farm life; such as woodworking, carving, weaving, spinning, lace making and historic fashion. They were also able to bring home some memorable moments captured in the vintage family photos taken by members of the Richmond Photo Club in a heritage farm setting.
Many took a tour of the museums inside the Farmhouse and Spragg Barn, strolled through the beautiful Heritage Gardens, enjoyed a Full Tea in the Tea Room or just had a picnic on the lawns with food from the Concession Booth or the Food Trucks.
With new activities added and nicely spread out in a wider area in London Heritage Farm, participating kids and families have enjoyed a whole day of great outdoor fun in a very relaxing environment.
Here is a photo journal of the kids and families in action on London Family Farm Day 2015.