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Cramer St History
Ferry Island
Relay for Life, May 3, 2008
Terrace-Kitimat Airport
Hospital- Early Doctors
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Terrace Area War Memorial

Private Berger War Mystery

No 1, Armoured Train, WWII
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Logging Archives
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Kitsumgallum Cemetery
Braun's Island
Hatt Brothers Store
Lanfear Hill
Kitsumkalum School
Albert & McCaffery Ltd.
Gordon & Anderson Ltd.

Prince Rupert
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Prince Rupert Riots

Seal Cove
Watson Island
First Around the World Flight
Rupert Area Cemeteries

Dodge- Hospital Island
Digby Island

North West BC Area
Aiyansh Tseax Volcano Cone
Alice Arm
Anyox 1, 2, 3
Barrett Lake
Bateman's Landing
Cedarvale / Minskinish
Copper City
Evelyn Station
Falls River Hydro Dam (Pr Rupert)
Fiddler Creek
Hanall Point
Hazeltons- Old / New / South
Kemano / Kitimat, mid 1950's
Kitselas- (Old Town/ Canyon)
Kitsumkalum Lake
Lakelse Lake Valley
Lorne Creek
Nass Camp
North Bulkley
Port Edward
Port Essington
Prince Rupert
Quick Station
Skeena City
Skeena Crossing

Cassiar District
Glenora Landing
Lake House
Laketon/Lake Town

Porter Landing/ Thibert Creek
Telegraph Creek

North Coast
Ethelda Bay (DOT site)
Fort / Port Simpson

Georgetown Mills/ Georgetown
Woodcock's Landing

Skeena / Bulkley Pioneers
Arthur Lee Clore
Michaud Brothers
George Albert Kerr
John "David" Stuart
Rev. Thomas Jabez Marsh
James Darius Wells
Frank Lazelle

Frederick "Fred" Hampton
James Kelso Gordon
Frank Phiscator Jr. and Sr.
Oscar Olander / Paul Brodin
Dennis Tulley Christopher

Joel "Joe" Trulson
Samuel Arden Singlehurst
John Arthur Clark King Sealy
William Binnie "Tom" Forrest
Clair Leon Morris Giggey
Charles Merson "Charlie" Adam
Mrs Lanfear, Miss French

Grand Trunk Pacific History
GTP Railway Station Index

GTP Railway Contractors
GTP Railway Medical Service
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince Rupert
Foley, Welch and Stewart
Dr. William Percy Johns
Dr. Seymour Traynor
Daniel Joseph Dempsey
Edwin G. Russell
Adolph Butze
Frank Watrous Morse
George Alexander McNicholl
Joseph Frederick "Fred" Ritchie
Ernest Joseph Rowley
Allan Cameron Aldous
William Pitt Murray
Henry H. Brewer
Dr. Francis James Ewing
Western Canadian Immigration Association

Dominion Government Telegraph
Dominion Telegraph System
John Theodore Phelan

Enoch Roscoe Lukens Jones
Hugh Bernard Ashton Birch
Thomas Howard Walsh
John Franklin Richardson

Sternwheeler History
Capt. William Francis Madden
SS Mount Royal Sinking

Capt. George Hamilton Ritchie

SS Princess Norah

SS Prince Rupert / Prince George

Misc Pages
Misc History Info
BC Tel Northern District History
Various Pictures, Northern BC

Skeena River Photos
Copper River Bridge
Russian Stone Fort Mystery
North Route Service Center

Ski Hill History
BC Coastal Airline History
NW BC Logger's Memorial, Usk
Usk Pioneer Chapel
Usk Ferry Page
Forestry Lookouts
Kitselas Tunnel Explosion
New Zealand Moose?
Bear Glacier

1978 Flood, Northwest BC
Sunsets, Mountains, Lakes, Creeks
Reg German Anyox Archive Photos
Robert Ridley
Arthur Marsden "Art" Priestley
Monckton Family
Postcard Photographers
Patrick Joseph Ryan
Oolichan Fish

Vancouver Island
Logging Archive Pictures

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Exstew BC

Unincorporated Area

Railway Point

Lat- 54 deg, 23 min, 7 sec N
Long- 129 deg, 6 min, 10 sec W

Elevation- 71 ft above sea level

1676.2 miles from Winnipeg
69.9 miles from Prince Rupert on the GTP/CNR
24 miles west of Terrace

Nearest Gov't Telegraph at Grave Yard Point
9 miles East.


Section Crew Only here

George Hudyma- Section Foreman
b- Sept 25, 1882 in Austria
d- May 15, 1957, Prov. Mental Hospital, Essondale, BC. age 74
Immigrated July 1902
shown as a farmer at Dome Creek BC

1921 Residents

George Hudyme (Hudyma see above)
b- Sept 25, 1882 in Ukraine
Immigrated in 1910
CNR Section Foreman

William Lowdell
b- ca 1901, in England
Immigrated in 1903
CNR Section Hand

Roy Pack
b- ca 1887 in USA
Immigrated in 1921
CNR Section Hand

Jack Moroz
b-  ca 1897 in Ukraine
Immigrated in 1912
CNR Section Hand

John Richardson
b- ca 1863 in Ireland
Immigrated in 1880
CNR Watchman

Exstew Station
Norah, Rosa and Audrey Diggles, are in the photo
 with one of the railway employees

Exstew Station in the Winter

Photos above, and those below sent to me Jan 31, 2016
by Peter Daykin, Norfolk, UK.
Photos taken by his mother, Norah Daykin, nee Diggles.
Norah passed away in 2015, age 96
Photos taken with a Kodak Box Camera,
All children, age 12, in 1930, living in North America,
were given a camera in celebration of Kodak's 50 Anniv.
(see EXT Link below for more info.)

Fred, Frances, Audrey, and Rosa Diggles

Fred Diggles (Jr)
b- Sept 10, 1892, Wombwell, Yorkshire, England
d- 1971 in Yorkshire, age 78, Selby area of Yorkshire, England

Fred Diggles enlisted in WWI in Victoria BC, Nov 10, 1914
Reg #77703

  WWI Christmas Card Fred sent to his parents. 
Occupation shown as a Fireman, not married.
Next of kin- his father, Fred Diggles (Sr)
who lived at Station Rd, Wombwell, Yorks, England
(His father Frederick Diggles b- 1866 d- 1955, aged 89 in the Barnsley area ( Wombwell)

Fred Diggles (Jr) immigrated to Canada in 1912,
Leaving Liverpool England, Mar 7, 1912, arriving in Halifax, Mar 16, 1912,

on the RMS Corsican.

Married Frances Hance in 1916 in Yorkshire

1921 he was a Farm labourer in Kindersley SK

From Peter "Fred and his younger brother Archie, enlisted in the Canadian 48th Highlanders both fighting on the front lines in Europe.  I have the Christmas cards that Fred sent to his parents, and to Frances during the war. Fred did indeed spend his final years back in the UK. Audrey married a Canadian soldier in the 1940s and spent the rest of her life back in Canada in Vancouver. My mother and her sister Rosa spent the rest of their lives in Yorkshire."

Exstew, 1932
Audrey, Frances, Norah, and Rosa Diggles

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Peter Daykin had this to add to the history:
"In 1926 at the age of 8 his mother (Norah) emigrated to Canada, with her mother Frances, and younger sister Audrey. They were reunited with my Grandfather, Fred Diggles, who was working on the CNR in the Terrace area. They were originally living in Dorreen before spending a few years in Exstew Station and Terrace.
 A third sister, Rosa Dorreen Diggles, was born in 1927.
In 1934 after 8 difficult years in the wilderness of BC,  the family split up once more and my Grandmother returned to her old family home of Stocksbridge in South Yorkshire with her 3 daughters"

Family on a Handcart

brother to Fred- Archibald "Archie" Diggles
Enlisted in Edmonton AB, May 6, 1915, Reg #503260
b- Aug 13, 1893 in Wombwell, Yorkshire, England
d- 1977, age 83

Walk along the frozen Skeena River in 1934
before the girls returned to England

Snowfall at Exstew, Jan 1932

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