Willoughby Community Hall

Willoughby Community Hall, 8280 – 208 Street

In the early 1920s, the settlers in the Willoughby area decided to build a hall to hold the classes for local students. In order to raise funds they held Saturday night dances in various homes, with a portable gramophone and records being carried around to provide music. These evenings were a success, and John Bray donated the land for the hall. Classes were held there until the Willoughby Elementary School opening in 1931.
The first hall, built in 1921, was replaced by the current structure , which officially opened with festivities on January 14, 1938. Built as a community cooperative effort, the hall is still owned and operated by the Willoughby Hall Society.
The entire Willoughby area is now undergoing urban development. A proposed development of lands adjacent to the hall will include restoration of the hall including a new foundation.
The Langley Heritage Society has also committed to further improvements for the hall in memory of long-time Willoughby volunteers, Shirley and Roy Baker.

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