Tag Archives: John Atkin

October 26thHistorian John Atkin takes us to the Alleys of Carrall Street

October 26th, 2010 Review Written by: Samantha Knopp For today’s Walking Home Carrall Street session local civic historian and author, John Atkin, once again treated us to the “off-the-record” account of Vancouver’s past. Last week, John had given us an overview of Carrall Street, but the agenda for today took us off our usual route […]

October 19thHistorian John Atkin telling us the “Real” stories behind Carrall Street

October 19th, 2010 Review Written by: Samantha Knopp One of the motifs popping up in every session of Walking Home Carrall Street is the perspectival nature of history.  Our walks have demonstrated that seeking out the past is not as simple as reading a text book to get the facts.  Rather, “what really happened” is […]

July 22nd, 2010 Historian John Atkin tells it like it is with a revealing walk through Yaletown

Walking Home Yaletown Public Art  July 222010  – Historical Yaletown Walk with John Atkin by Samantha Knopp Today’s Walking Home tour focused on the history of Yaletown.  John Atkin, a well-known local historian and author[1] was our guide, so the group was very excited. John explained that his interest in Vancouver’s past was initially spurred […]