William Higgins has decided to look into his shoebox and found this gem, a 1924 photo of his father's hockey team of wich he was the goaler and as you can see the team had just won a trophy. William says that the 500 Verdun Hockey team may have had a connection with the 500 Verdun Swim club wich was situated at the river between 3rd and 4th ave. John attended the Verdun Model School wich was on LaSalle Blvd at the foot of Gordon street where there is today a McDonalds. John was born in1913 in Pte St Charles at 348 Charron Street then moved to Verdun at 107 3rd ave. John's father, Alfred Dykes Higgins and his wife Mary came from Scotland and moved to Pte St Charles in 1911. Mary died in Verdun in 1925. John then moved to Cooksville Ont (now Mississauga) in 1931 when he was 18 and died in 2002. William was born in 1935 in Mississauga Ont.
Isn't this a wonderfull story, and what about the photo, this has to be one of the earliest sports photos of Verdun that I have seen so far. Thanks William for the wonderfull photos. I have other projects in mind for this photo and I will keep everybody posted.
I have posted this photo in my album no. 13. Other of William's photos are posted in albums no. 5 and 54.