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Armstrong Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1913]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.2 x 15.8 cm mounted on cardboard 19.9 x 25.1 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of school children with their teacher, who is standing to the right of the picture. An annotation on the back and an earlier catalogue record from 1971 indicates that the donor identified the photograph as the first class at Armstrong Avenue School, 1913, with Miss L. Crake as the teache…
Administrative History
The first Armstrong Avenue School was built in 1911 and it consisted of two rooms. The present school was built in 1955 with 11 classrooms. Additions: 1962 - two classrooms, 1964 - four classrooms, 1967 - four classrooms.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.2 x 15.8 cm mounted on cardboard 19.9 x 25.1 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of school children with their teacher, who is standing to the right of the picture. An annotation on the back and an earlier catalogue record from 1971 indicates that the donor identified the photograph as the first class at Armstrong Avenue School, 1913, with Miss L. Crake as the teacher. However, the first two-room Armstrong Avenue School was built in 1911 with Miss Lilly Mackenzie as the teacher. The present Armstrong school was built in 1955 with eleven classrooms. Later additions to the school occurred in 1962 (two classrooms), 1964 (four classrooms), 1967 (four classrooms), and 1969 (four classrooms). Annotation in blue ballpoint pen on back of photographs reads, "1st class of Armstrong Ave School. 1913 / Miss L Crake teacher."
Administrative History
The first Armstrong Avenue School was built in 1911 and it consisted of two rooms. The present school was built in 1955 with 11 classrooms. Additions: 1962 - two classrooms, 1964 - four classrooms, 1967 - four classrooms.
Subjects
Sports - Lacrosse
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Accession Code
HV971.75.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1913]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Armstrong Avenue school site

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 6.2 x 10.4 cm
Item No.
007-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of men sawing down a tree at the Armstrong Avenue School site at 8757 Armstrong Avenue. The accompanying description refers to it as the "bee tree."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
007-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 6.2 x 10.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of men sawing down a tree at the Armstrong Avenue School site at 8757 Armstrong Avenue. The accompanying description refers to it as the "bee tree."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Plants - Trees
Tools and Equipment
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Postcard has been cropped
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Images
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Armstrong Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35043
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Chamberlain family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
179-014
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of Armstrong Avenue School in the snow. A car is parked outside.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Chamberlain family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
179-014
Accession Number
BHS986-27
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of Armstrong Avenue School in the snow. A car is parked outside.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Print made from col. slide
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Images
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Taken from Armstrong Avenue School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Chamberlain family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
179-015
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken from an Armstrong Avenue School classroom. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "View from the second floor of Armstrong Ave School looking North to Burnaby Lake, 1949."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Chamberlain family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
179-015
Accession Number
BHS986-27
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph taken from an Armstrong Avenue School classroom. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "View from the second floor of Armstrong Ave School looking North to Burnaby Lake, 1949."
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Print made from col. slide
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Images
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Armstrong Elementary School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-349
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Armstrong Avenue Elementary School at 8757 Armstrong Avenue.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-349
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Armstrong Avenue Elementary School at 8757 Armstrong Avenue.
Photographer
Salmon, Stu
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Images
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Armstrong Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37144
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
325-016
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the side elevation of Armstrong Avenue School. A man is visible walking along the sidewalk, near the school.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
325-016
Accession Number
BHS996-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the side elevation of Armstrong Avenue School. A man is visible walking along the sidewalk, near the school.
Photographer
Disney, John Harold "Jack"
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Images
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Armstrong Avenue School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
325-017
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the front of Armstrong Avenue School.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
325-017
Accession Number
BHS996-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the front of Armstrong Avenue School.
Photographer
Disney, John Harold "Jack"
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Armstrong Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Armstrong Avenue
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Images
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 15

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Chapter One Armstrong Avenue School N eighbourhood t Mmf o n 0
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 16

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 17

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 18

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 19

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 20

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 21

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 22

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
‘blue’ buses which ran on Kingsway between Vancouver and New Westminster. They were similar to stretch limousines but longer. They didn’t have central aisles - you entered to your seat by means of side doors. In 1926 I started school at Armstrong Avenue School. That building, now replaced, was
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 23

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
Less detail

Chapter One: Armstrong Avenue School Neighbourhood, East Burnaby District p. 24

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Protest re Non Opening of Polling Places at the Armstrong Avenue School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
57434
Meeting Date
19-Mar-1928
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
57434
Meeting Date
19-Mar-1928
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Armstrong Elementary School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
8757 Armstrong Avenue
Associated Dates
1911
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
8757 Armstrong Avenue
Associated Dates
1911
Heritage Value
The site for the Armstrong Avenue school was cleared in 1911. In 1955 the original structure was replaced by a new building and additions were constructed in 1962, 1964, 1967 and 1969. Armstrong Avenue was named after J.C. Armstrong, an early property owner of Burnaby who was involved in the effort to make Burnaby a municipality in 1892.
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8757 Armstrong Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Burnaby's May Queen 1928-9

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
North Burnaby Board of Trade fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 17 cm with 8 x 15 cm label attatched.
Item No.
476-011
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's May Queen and her suite, from 1928-9. The three girls are identified in the attached label as; Lottie Butchart (of Armstrong Avenue School, maid of honour), Sylvia Murley (of Kingsway West school, May Queen), and Doris Wilmott (of Douglas Road school, maid of honour).
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
North Burnaby Board of Trade fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
476-011
Accession Number
BHS2005-8
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 17 cm with 8 x 15 cm label attatched.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's May Queen and her suite, from 1928-9. The three girls are identified in the attached label as; Lottie Butchart (of Armstrong Avenue School, maid of honour), Sylvia Murley (of Kingsway West school, May Queen), and Doris Wilmott (of Douglas Road school, maid of honour).
Photographer
Lloyd's Studio
Subjects
Events - May Day
Names
Butchart, Lottie
Murley, Sylvia
Auvache, Sylvia Murley
Wilmott, Doris
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Pollard family collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914-1920 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Pollard family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 photographs (prints)
Storage Location
BHS359
Scope and Content
Collection consists of Pollard family photographs.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914-1920 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Pollard family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS359
Physical Description
3 photographs (prints)
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Collection consists of Pollard family photographs.
History/Biography
Joseph Pollard was born in Boston, Lancashire and moved to Preston, Lancashire where he apprenticed as a butcher and worked as an attendant at Rainhill Mental Hospital. In 1909 he immigrated to Canada, first to London Ontario, then to Brandon, Manitoba where he met his future wife, Agnes Colvin. Agnes Jane Colvin grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland near Bushmills, county Antrim. She, her sister Mary and brother James emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1910. Agnes contracted Scarlet fever and had to be hospitalized. As soon as she was well enough, she moved to her cousin’s farm in Moosomin, Saskatchewan and began nursing at a mental hospital in Brandon. Joseph and Agnes were married on September 13, 1912. After traveling to England for their honeymoon, they settled in Port Coquitlam BC in 1913 where their first child, May Elizabeth was born. Shortly after, they bought their first home in East Burnaby at 332 17th Avenue where their second and third children, Joe and Sidney were born. The Pollard's second home was at 1095 16th Avenue in the Edmonds district of Burnaby. Twins, Peggy and Claire were born in this house. In 1916, Joseph enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was sent overseas to England where he remained for the duration of the War. In May of 1919, he returned home and opened J. Pollard Meat Market in South Burnaby. He operated this business until 1936 when he and Agnes bought Lily Auto Court on Kingsway in Burnaby. They managed this business for about seven years, then sold the hotel and retired to Vancouver. Joseph and Agnes's eldest child May graduated from Burnaby South High School in 1930 and the Provincial Normal School in Vancouver in 1931. She worked as a substitute teacher for four years before getting her first teaching assignment at Armstrong Avenue School in 1935 where she taught grades one to five. After two years, she was promoted to Nelson Avenue School where she taught grade one for two years. She married in April of 1939 and her two daughters, Diane and Marilyn, were born in 1948 and 1952 respectively.
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James Massey family fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1933-1953 (date of originals), copied 2014
Collection/Fonds
James Massey family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
18 photographs (tiffs) ; 600 dpi
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 581
Scope and Content
Records consist of fourteen digitized photographs of Robert Burnaby Park and the Massey family with views of buildings, gardens and trails.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1933-1953 (date of originals), copied 2014
Collection/Fonds
James Massey family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2014-34
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 581
Physical Description
18 photographs (tiffs) ; 600 dpi
Material Details
Tiffs are copies of original photographs
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Records consist of fourteen digitized photographs of Robert Burnaby Park and the Massey family with views of buildings, gardens and trails.
History/Biography
James Massey was born in Lancaster, England in 1890 and immigrated to Burnaby in 1910. He married Alice Wilcock who also immigrated to Canada from Lancaster. James and Alice (Willcock) Massey were married in New Westminster on September 11, 1912. The couple built a house on three adjoining lots on the south side of 13th Avenue in Burnaby near Cumberland Road. James and Alice had three daughters, Betty, Grace, and Evelyn. James worked in road construction for the Burnaby Municipality assisting to build Sperling Avenue (formerly named Pole Line Road) in 1912, he also worked in the brick yard in the glen behind the B.C. Peneteniary which was owned by the Cogband family. In 1933, James accepted the job of caretaker for Robert Burnaby Park and moved his family onto the property. He was paid 30 dollars a week and the house was rent free, leaving the family to rent out their house on 13th Avenue for extra revenue. The house that they moved into in Robert Burnaby Park was formerly owned by the Ramsey family, which was a pre fabricated design with no bathroom and a wood stove in the kitchen for heating. The park is situated south of Burnaby Lake on District Lots 87, 89 and 90. The land was originally owned by the Ramsey family who purchased the property in 1905 and then sold it to Mr. Vidal in 1909. Annie Ramsey bought it back in 1917 but lost it to the city through tax sale proceedings where she entered into a lease agreement allowing her to live on the property until her death in 1926. As the caretaker of Robert Burnaby Park and Burnaby Lake, James also fulfilled the role as game warden. In his role as game warden, James would watch for any poachers, pull traps, take any fire arms from children and also act as a deputy for the Provincial Police, which later became the R.C.M.P. The Massey family's dog, Pete, a spaniel cross, assisted Jim in tracking down any traps. Mr. Massey had three avaries on the park property where he raised canaries and in 1939, he installed a goldfish pond. He was also responsible for constructing a playground and raising the flag up the flag poll on all public holidays. The family built a greenhouse behind their house to grow plants for the extensive park gardens. James' brother was the caretaker of Queens Park in New Westminster and assisted him in the planning and design of the gardens. During the 1930s many unemployed script worked for Mr. Massey in clearing land, building trails and a bridge within the park. A garage was built at the foot of 2nd Street with two additional rooms built by Mr. Massey with the intention of them being used for by the Parks Board, however it was never used for this purpose and the Air Raid Patrol building from the 2nd Street School grounds was moved to the park and used for storage.The Army for the Common Good gardens were located on the west side of Hill Avenue with a shed for tools. The Army of the Common Good grew food and distributed it within the community to those in need during the Depression. The Massey family moved from the park in 1947 and James decided to run for the Burnaby School in the early 1950s. James retired at 65 years of age but continued to work as a custodian at the Armstrong Avenue School until the age of 72. James Massey died in 1985 in Princeton, B.C. at the age of 95 years.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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