Fairbridge Gazette

The Fairbridge Gazette was first published at the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School in 1939. Click here to see a newspaper article from the Vancouver Sun, May 1941 "Classy Paper at Fairbridge"

Fairbrigde Gazette Editors

Over the years, the Gazette Editors have been:

  • James Lally First editor: 1939-? /li>
  • Ken Brauton: Editor 1946
  • Leon Mendoza: School Editor 1946
  • Sports Editor: Ronald 'Sam' Hancock 1946
  • Thomas Speed: 1950 - 1952 (see Gazette links from 1950-1952 below)
  • John Hardy 1983 to 1986
  • Eunice Nikolls: 1987 - 1989
  • Ken Bennett: Fall 1989 - Spring 2005
  • Pat Skidmore: Fall 2005 - present

Let's fill in the gaps. Contact me at: pjs@telus.net

Send in your Fairbridge memories, your stories, your poems and your photos, what you did in past and what you are dloing today...where you were before being send to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School and what your trip was like leaving the British Isles - send in any bits of news.

Your time at the Prince of wales Fairbridge Farm School is an important piece of British, Canadian and British Columbian history... lets not allow it to be forgotten.

BC Archives

The following issues are available in the BC Archives:

Gazettes, 1950-54, Memorial Issue, 1948, Christmas Issue, 1947, First Party issue, 1947

Old Fairbridgian Issue, 1947, Autumn 1946, Summer 1946, Christmas, 1945

Fall, 1945, Spring, 1945, Autumn, 1944, Summer, 1944,

January, 1944, December, 1943, July, 1943, February, 1943

November, 1942, September, 1942, July 1941, July 1941

April 1941, January 1941, August 1940, December 1939

August 1939, July 1939, May 1939, March 1939, February 1939

Historic Issues

Watch for the following issues to be scanned in and available for viewing:

2004: Christmas 2004; Fall 2004; Spring 2004

2003: Christmas 2003; Summer 2003; Spring 2003

2002: Christmas 2002; Summer 2002; Spring 2002

2001: Christmas 2001; Summer 2001; Spring 2001

2000: Christmas 2000; Summer 2000; Spring 2000

1999: Christmas 1999; Summer 1999; February 1999

1998: December 1998

1997: Christmas 1997; Fall 1997; June 1997; Spring 1997

1996: Christmas 1996; Summer 1996; Spring 1996

1995: Christmas 1995; Spring 1995

1994: Christmas 1994; Summer 1994; March 1994

1993: Christmas 1993; Reunion 1993; June 1993; March 1993

1992: Christmas 1992; September 1992; July 1992; April 1992

1991: December 1991; June 1991; March 1991; October 1990

1990: July 1990; April 1990; July 1989; May 1989

1989: February 1989; September 1988; May 1987; July 1986

March 1986

Reunion 1983

Summer 1952

July 1951

June 1950

Fathers Day 1950

Old Fairbridgian Issue 1947

Fall 1946

Summer 1946

Spring 1945

June 1942