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Gwen Abram
   Lansdowne Park
Mrs. Lorraine Ansell
   Sunshine Coast
Mr. Warren Allan

   Selma Park Store
Mr. and Mrs. Atlee
   Harry and Jessie Irvine
Mr. Brian Blackwell
Audrey Broughton
   Sechelt Meat Lockers
Caple family
   Redrooffs Resort
Richard (Dick) Clayton
   Clayton family, early Sechelt

Mr. Alan Crane
   Music and Recital Society
Mr. Cavin Crawford
   Crawford home
District of Sechelt
Friends of the Library
   Sechelt Library
Mr, Nick Gilbert
   Whitaker family, various
Mrs. May Gillis
   Redrooffs Resort
Mrs. Joan Graham
   Rockwood Lodge
Mrs. Patricia Hilton
   Redrooffs, Cooper's Green
Mrs. Joyce Hubbs
   Selma Park Store
Mr. Philip (Pete) Jackson
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Ms. Caroline Keeley
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Mr. and Mrs. Kohuch
   Gilmore brothers
Mrs. Joyce Kolibas
   Sechelt General Store
Eddie and Gladys Le Warne
   Trading Post, Davis Bay
Mr. Gary Little
   Early postcards
Mrs. Diana Lofstrom
   Sechelt Library Board
Mrs. Faye McCourt
   McCourt family, various
Mrs. Barbara Moffett
Ms. Donna Nelson
   Clowhom Falls
Mr. Kendall Parr Pearson
Mr. John Pirie
  Hopkin's Landing, Pender Harbour
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
   Events, volunteers
Mr. Philip Sawkins
   Sitka Spruce Lumber, Picnic
Sechelt Community Archivist
   Wakefield Inn
Sechelt Garden Club
   Events, members
Sechelt Public Library
   Library events, Peninsula Times newspaper
Senior Citizen's Ass'n (Sechelt)
   Events, members
Mrs. June Shepherd
   Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel
Mrs. Billie Steele
   Hacketts, Rockwood Lodge
Mr. Charles Stephens and
Mr. Robert D'Arcy

   Sandy Hook community
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Mrs. Bea Swanson
   Swanson Redi-Mix, events
Ms. Val Swanson

Mrs. Sue Thompson

   Wilson Creek baseball
Mrs. Betty Twigg
   Mrs. Alice French
University Women
   Members, events
The Rev. Kenneth Walker
   George Walker
Mrs. Jean Whittaker
   Shorncliffe Intermediate Care
Mrs. Frances Yordan
   Hunt family, Sargeant Bay


Sechelt Community Archivist Collection -- Wakefield Inn, Page 2

The coloured photographs are of the Wakefield Inn, Sechelt, taken by the archivist and Ivor Watson in September and November 2005 just prior to its demolition. The first owner of the Wakefield Inn was Major T. Sutherland, said to have been a tea planter in Ceylon/Sri Lanka, who came to the Sunshine Coast after serving in WWI. He bought the general store in Egmont, sold it in 1921 and in 1926 was listed in the Sechelt directory as a broker. In 1926, married to Rena Nickson, he had a log house, known as Wakefield House, built by Hector McDonald, in which they lived until WWII. Major Sutherland became a game constable for the Provincial Police and a full police constable in the 1930s. By 1940 he had sold his home and left the Sunshine Coast to serve in WWII. He never returned and died in 1946. His former home, renamed The Wakefield Inn, became a beer parlour and remained a popular place for Sechelt residents until it was torn down in 2006. W.J. Wakefield was listed in the Sechelt section of the B.C. Directory from 1902 until 1923 as farmer, rancher and logger. He kept a mixed farm on the banks of the creek named after him and just west of Wakefield Inn, also named after him.

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2005 -- Wakefield Inn sign

Photo courtesy Ann Watson, Sechelt Community Archivist


2005 -- Entrance to Wakefield Inn

Photo courtesy Ann Watson, Sechelt Community Archivist


2005 -- Entrance to Wakefield Inn

Photo courtesy Ann Watson, Sechelt Community Archivist


2005 -- Interior of Wakefield Inn

Photo courtesy Ann Watson, Sechelt Community Archivist


2005 -- Wakefield Inn fireplace

Photo courtesy Ann Watson, Sechelt Community Archivist



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