There are many alleys and walkways to explore, connecting Bastion Square to nearby streets to see the heart of Victoria's Old Town Historical Site.Chancery Lane warps around The Maritime Museum, linking Bastion Square to Boomerang Court. The Court was the home to the Boomerang Saloon, opened in 1858 by Ben and Adelaide Griffin, an English couple. Like many pioneers, the Griffins arrived in Victoria a the time of the Fraser Rive Gold Rush.
The word "chancery" means a court of justice. The Maritime Museum building was Victoria's Court House from 1889 to 1962, and previously the site of Victoria's jail and gallows. The nearby Boomerang Saloon was a popular place to socialize. It was busiest when people would gather to witness public hangings.
Photos courtesy BC Archives
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 472691 N 5363710|
|Decimal Degrees||48.42595000, -123.36913333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.557', W 123° 22.148'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 33.42" N, 123° 22' 8.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||973, 201, 862|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 28-30 Bastion Square, Victoria BC V8W 1H9, CA|
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