The name Banks Crescent was chosen to honour an active Summerland family: the Banks.
Elizabeth Banks and her four adult children arrived here in 1919. Immediately, Muriel Banks began teaching Grade 1; which she did for 40 years.
Her sister Olive was a nurse at the old Summerland hospital.
Violet Banks was a music teacher and their brother Henry was a carpenter and building contractor.
This photograph shows Muriel on the left and Violet Banks in 1956. Photograph courtesy of Lorne Bloomfield and the Baptist Church.