Nitwits, Touts and Oak Bay Council

Oak Bay Heritage hosts lecture on Memoirs of George Murdoch

Oak Bay Heritage presents Kevin Murdoch’s Heritage Lecture: “Nitwits, Touts & Oak Bay Council: Tales from the Memoirs of George Murdoch.”

On March 7, the Windsor Pavilion will be filled with local tales from the late 1880’s through the mid-1960’s; tales of early 20th Century film and vaudeville theatres, WW2 civil defence, real estate booms and busts, horse racing, UVic, Willows Park, and the development of Hudson’s Bay Company lands.

“There are lots of new-to-the public images from my family attic and rare images I’ve dug up from various archives as well,” said Kevin Murdoch.

The tales are gleaned from the personal memoirs of Murdoch’s grandfather who was an Oak Bay councillor from 1946 to 1958 and reeve from 1959 to 1963.

While not meant to be a comprehensive history, Murdoch says it will be a “series of personal anecdotes from someone who grew up in Victoria’s early years and was part of some large changes in Oak Bay through his work in the community and on Council.”

Nitwits, Touts & Oak Bay Council: Tales from the Memoirs of George Murdoch, is 7 p.m. March 7 at Windsor Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Rd. Admission by donation.


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