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Interview with John Burton by Colin Stevens 1988 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory214
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of working for Cowan's Music Store as a teenager. He discusses the layout of the store.
Date Range
1928-1929
Length
0:09:55
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of working for Cowan's Music Store as a teenager. He discusses the layout of the store.
Date Range
1928-1929
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:55
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
1988
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton conducted by Colin Stevens inside the Music Shop at Burnaby Village Museum, 1988. John Burton discusses his experiences working in music shops in New Westminster in the 1920s. Major themes discussed are: sales, displays, popular culture.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:30:14
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-3_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with John Burton by Colin Stevens

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Interview with John Burton by Colin Stevens 1988 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory215
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of working for Cowan's Music Store as a teenager. He tells the story of an altercation at a downtown office building involving a gramophone and a gun. An unidentified woman is heard asking questions along with Colin Stevens.
Date Range
1928-1929
Length
0:10:04
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of working for Cowan's Music Store as a teenager. He tells the story of an altercation at a downtown office building involving a gramophone and a gun. An unidentified woman is heard asking questions along with Colin Stevens.
Date Range
1928-1929
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:10:04
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
1988
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton conducted by Colin Stevens inside the Music Shop at Burnaby Village Museum, 1988. John Burton discusses his experiences working in music shops in New Westminster in the 1920s. Major themes discussed are: sales, displays, popular culture.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:30:14
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-3_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with John Burton by Colin Stevens

Images
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Interview with John Burton by Colin Stevens 1988 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory216
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of working for Cowan's Music Store as a teenager. He tells the story of a raid at the hotel bar next door.
Date Range
1928-1929
Length
0:10:16
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of working for Cowan's Music Store as a teenager. He tells the story of a raid at the hotel bar next door.
Date Range
1928-1929
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:10:16
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Hotels and Motels
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
1988
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton conducted by Colin Stevens inside the Music Shop at Burnaby Village Museum, 1988. John Burton discusses his experiences working in music shops in New Westminster in the 1920s. Major themes discussed are: sales, displays, popular culture.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:30:14
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-3_ Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with John Burton by Colin Stevens

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Neal Wallace, Glen Scott, Rob Cannell, and John Wallace

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto78563
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 1, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 16.5 cm
Item No.
535-0007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Neal Wallace, Glen Scott, Rob Cannell, and John Wallace in front of Debonair Formal Wear.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 1, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0007
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 16.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Neal Wallace, Glen Scott, Rob Cannell, and John Wallace in front of Debonair Formal Wear.
Photographer
Langdeau, Brian
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Wallace, John
Wallace, Neal
Scott, Glen
Cannell, Rob
Debonair Formal Wear
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "10/01 Bby/NW P. 19 - 60% / 2391 Bby Brian"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster - Columbia Street
Images
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