Donald McLean (1870-1945) was a mine manager in Ladysmith in the early 20th century.
He enlisted, aged 45, in the Canadian army during the First World War, where he was in a tunneling unit on the Western Front. He moved to Vancouver after being discharged from the Canadian army in 1918.
Our St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian recently came across this 1927 advertisement for Raybestos Brake Linings which mentions the Raybestos dealer in Ladysmith, Lowe’s Garage, operated by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 memberIra Eugene Lowe.
Lowe’s Garage was located at 341 1st Avenue, in a building which is still standing in downtown Ladysmith. In the 1920’s and 1930’s 1st Avenue was part of the Island Highway through Ladysmith so it made complete sense to have automotive businesses located along 1st Avenue.
Lowe’s Garage was located at 341 1st Avenue in downtown Ladysmith. At that time, 1st Avenue was part of the Island Highway so it made complete sense to locate garages and other automobile related businesses along the Island Highway.
We will be putting up more posts like this future.