Delta throwback: A farm expropriated

Let’s go back to 1930 and visit the Robert Reynolds house on Benson Road in East Delta.

According to the Delta Archives, the family farm was purchased in 1918 and confiscated in August of 1944 by the Canadian government in order to clear the flight path for big bombers at RCAF Station Boundary Bay.

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The government required that the family move the home and barn within six days of the notice.

Stan and Bertha Reynolds, farming in partnership with Stan's father Robert, bought another farm on Crescent Island.

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Stan Reynolds, with his Ford car and dog Buster, standing beside his home on Benson Road in 1929. Stan went into partnership with his father and built the house at the farm. He also had a brother, Hugh, and sister, Evelyn

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