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Time Traveller: Ice delivered by truck on the North Shore

Storey North Shore Ice & Fuel helped keep things cool in North Vancouver and West Van

Here is a photo of Archie Storey, ca. 1940, standing in front of a Storey North Shore Ice & Fuel truck parked at 1040 West Keith Road, where the Storey family lived and operated their business.

Originally from England, the Storey family began the company in 1920 as a transfer truck operation, then later expanded to oil, coal and ice delivery. They also rented and sold ice boxes and ice machines.

Archie Storey married Lena Monica Handling of North Vancouver in 1944. Monica played a prominent role in the founding of the first public library in North Vancouver.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open for drop-ins on Monday and by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Contact: [email protected]

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.