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HERITAGE MATTERS: The name of Willoughby
September 12, 2010

According to Maureen Pepin (ROADS and Other Place Names in Langley, B.C), the name of Willoughby is now attached to an area of northwest Langley, as well as to the new elementary school, the Willoughby Hall, and the old Willoughby School (which was restored in 1998 and is located near its original site on 208).
The area was originally named “Willoughby” after a man named Willoughby Singer who owned a little store beside the Hall on 208 in the 1920’s. The family, including the daughter Joan, sold groceries and ran the local post office.