Interior of front cover with inscription. Inscription, entitled 'All in a Lifetime,' reads: 'This is a pictoral volume of the life of Archie Wills, as prepared by his wife, Lydia. It starts with his early experiences at the YMCA camp at the Gorge, his meeting with Lydia. Then his life in the army, his training at the Woolwich Military Academy and back to civvies, marriage, children, summer scenes, marriage of their children and the advent of grandchildren and his parents' golden wedding anniversary. Next are pictures of his newspaper life and some of the people he met, which is treated more fully in other volumes. There follows illustrations of his service as a member of the City Council of Victoria and in the Victoria Gyro Club, of which he was a charter member and president. There is reference to his knighting at the Portland, Ore., Rose Festival ad Sir Knight Blaze.
Page contains interior view of program for a banquet held by the Mayor of Vancouver in honour of the Mayor of London, Sir Percy Vincent, and his party. The program includes a list of toasts and the menu for the event.
Page contains 1 photograph of Archie Wills and Lydia Knapp at Government House. Caption reads: 'Lydia and Archie being greeted at Government House garden party by His Honor the Lieut-Governor and Mrs. Eric Hamber, 1938.'
Page contains 1 photograph of Andrew McGavin and 'Acting Mayor Archie Wills beside plane the City of Victoria gave to the air force in 1943' and the press ribbon worn by Wills in the photograph. Also contains two press passes issued to Wills for the visit of H.R.H the Duke of Kent.
Page contains clippings from 1 newspaper article entitled 'Trans-Canada Plane Welcomed on Inaugural Flight.' Images depict Acting Mayor Archie Wills with members of the flight crew and a Member of Parliament.
Page contains 1 photograph of Archie Wills and Wing Commander Guy Gibson. Caption reads: 'Acting Mayor Archie Wills presents City of Victoria medallion to Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C. , D.S.O and [illegible] D.F.C. [illegible] at own luncheon in Empress Hotel, 1943, in honour of his historic feat in destroying the Eder and Mohne Dams. Gibson was known as the 'Dam-buster.'
Page contains 2 photographs and newspaper clippings from 3 articles about the Portland Rose Festival. One clipping is an image of Queen Frances II and her court. Photographs have been cropped. Handwritten caption reads: 'Acting Mayor Archie Wills is knighted at the Portland Rose Festival June 10, 1938 as Sir Knight Blaze.' Caption is incorrect; Wills was representing Mayor Andrew McGavin at the event.
Page contains 2 newspaper clippings: the first announcing the marriage of Archie Wills and Lydia Knapp in Toronto, Ontario; the second announcing the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Eileen Wills, to David Arnold Wilson.
Page contains 3 newspaper clippings from various stages in Archie Wills' career. Clockwise from top: clipping depicts Wills, managing editor of the Victoria Times, with other Canadian Press members from the western region; short articles on talks given by Archie Wills, Lesie Roberts and Northrop Frye; and image of Lydia Knapp, Red Lawson, Wills and Mrs. Lawson at an unidentified event.
Page contains 1 photograph of the Wills family at the opening of the Welland Canal in 1932; 1 newspaper article about Archie Wills' travels during his trip to the Imperial Economic Conference; and 1 newspaper article about Wills' career at the Victoria Times, continued on ScrpBk_20.
Page contains clippings from 1 newspaper article, continued from ScrpBk_19-verso; 1 photographs of Archie Wills with female reporters from the Victoria Times on the day of his retirement, July 14, 1951.
Page contains 3 newspaper clippings about Archie Wills' retirement from the Victoria Daily Times; 1 ribbon presented to Wills by the Times staff with a list of their names. A clipping is obscured by ribbon.
Page contains 2 photographs. Caption of first photograph reads: The Quiz Kids with Joe Kelly are greeted in Victoria by Acting Mayor Wills in 1943. Wills has his hand on shoulders of Joel Copperman.' Second photograph depicts an event at the Empress Hotel. Caption reads: 'A victory loan drive, 1943, first time Chinese in Empress Hotel.'
Page contains 3 photographs. The first two depict Archie Wills at unidentified events, possibly Armistice Day Ceremonies; the third depicts Wills and other Victoria Gyro Club members with Christmas hampers.
Page contains 2 photographs and a name tag worn by Archie Wills at the 1941 Gyro Convention. First photograph depicts William 'Torchy' Peden, 'champion 6-day bicycle rider' and Archie Wills. Second depicts an unidentified man and Wills at the same event.
Page contains 2 photographs. The caption of the first photograph reads: 'Acting Mayor Archie Wills presenting prizes at All-Sooke Day at Sooke 1942. He inaugurated the 'Baby Show' for the Times and it is still continuing.' The second depicts Wills and a school friend, Dr. Roy Hartman.
Page contains 2 newspaper clippings with excerpts from letters written by Archie Wills during training in Petawawa and Whitley. First clipping is entitled 'Bdr. Archie Wills, of Victoria, Saves Man from Drowning in Ottawa River - Witnesses Zeppelin Raids.' Second article is an account of his time in London.
Page contains 6 newspaper clippings, some with excepts from letters written by Archie Wills. Articles focus on the 'O-Pip' paper, 'official organ of the 58th Battery,' edited by Wills. Wills' recommendation to position of sergeant also mentioned.
Page contains ribbons, medals and ephemera from events attended by Archie Wills throughout his career; 1 newspaper clipping about Wills' appointment as president of the Victoria Gyro Club. Two of the items are loose on the page.
Scrapbook includes photographs, newspaper clippings and ephemera relating to athletics, YMCA camp at the Gorge, meeting Lydia; the army, marriage, children and grandchildren; newspaper life, city council, and the Gyro Club.