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British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet
Item No.
42697
Storage Location
68-1-4-21
Scope and Content
Item is a thirty-nine page booklet describing and illustrating British Columbia Electric Railway Company operations and development in the Lower Mainland between 1910 and 1923.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 booklet
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42697
Storage Location
68-1-4-21
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Item is a thirty-nine page booklet describing and illustrating British Columbia Electric Railway Company operations and development in the Lower Mainland between 1910 and 1923.
Media Type
Textual Record
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William George Alcock

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[before 1922]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph William George Alcock in his British Columbia Electric Railway uniform with his hand in his breast pocket. He was an interurban tram conductor before 1922.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph William George Alcock in his British Columbia Electric Railway uniform with his hand in his breast pocket. He was an interurban tram conductor before 1922.
Subjects
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Accession Code
BV004.90.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[before 1922]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Notes on verso of photograph read: "Wm. G. Alcock", "15" and "15A"
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Dundonald United Church outing

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35497
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-355
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a special chartered interurban tram used to take people to the Dundonald United Church annual picnic at Second Beach, Stanley Park. The tram is pictured at MacPherson station, at MacPherson Avenue and the British Columbia Electric Railway tracks.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-355
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a special chartered interurban tram used to take people to the Dundonald United Church annual picnic at Second Beach, Stanley Park. The tram is pictured at MacPherson station, at MacPherson Avenue and the British Columbia Electric Railway tracks.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - MacPherson Avenue
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - MacPherson station
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-366
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Interurban trams at Central Park station. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company ran one-, two- and three-car "trains." The photograph was taken from the park, looking west toward Kingsway.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-366
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Interurban trams at Central Park station. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company ran one-, two- and three-car "trains." The photograph was taken from the park, looking west toward Kingsway.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Central Park station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Burnaby Lake Interurban tram

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-371
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby Lake Interurban tram, eastbound for Sapperton, at Great Northern Railway crossover.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-371
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby Lake Interurban tram, eastbound for Sapperton, at Great Northern Railway crossover.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Planning Study Area
Dawson-Delta Area
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Leeside Interurban station

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-544
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Leeside Interurban station on the Central Park line. Reuben Butcher (father of Violet Butcher Lynds) walked to here to catch the tram to work at B.C. Sugar in Vancouver. Lanterns used by passengers walking to and from the station during dark winter mornings and evenings were left und…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-544
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Leeside Interurban station on the Central Park line. Reuben Butcher (father of Violet Butcher Lynds) walked to here to catch the tram to work at B.C. Sugar in Vancouver. Lanterns used by passengers walking to and from the station during dark winter mornings and evenings were left under the wooden floor of the station.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Leeside station
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Hill Area
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Burnaby Lake Interurban line

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36810
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-268
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a tram on the Burnaby Lake Interurban line at the Cumberland Road station.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-268
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a tram on the Burnaby Lake Interurban line at the Cumberland Road station.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line - Cumberland Road station
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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Burnaby Lake Interurban

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1954]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm print
Item No.
328-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Lake Interurban in the snow. The house in the background is 2231 Fareham Street, a short street that ran behind Elwell and the tram tracks about midway between the Cumberland Road and Hill Street Stations. This rail line route is now the route of Highway 1 through Burnaby.…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1954]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
328-001
Accession Number
BHS996-14
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Lake Interurban in the snow. The house in the background is 2231 Fareham Street, a short street that ran behind Elwell and the tram tracks about midway between the Cumberland Road and Hill Street Stations. This rail line route is now the route of Highway 1 through Burnaby. The uppermost window in the house was the donor's bedroom.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fareham Street
British Columbia - Highway 1
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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B.C. Electric Rly. Co. Observation Car, Vancouver, 1925, "Teddy" Lyons, Conductor

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.6 x 23.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of an open sightseeing car operated by the BC Electric Railway Company. The postcard is inscribed "Bullen Photo Co. 626 W. Pender."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Photographs
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.6 x 23.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of an open sightseeing car operated by the BC Electric Railway Company. The postcard is inscribed "Bullen Photo Co. 626 W. Pender."
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Bullen, Harry
Accession Code
BV013.12.68
Date
1925
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is a part of original scrapbook Item BV013.12.11
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Bylaw Number: 434 - British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited Gravel Pit Agreement Bylaw 1924

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
434
Final Adoption
1924 Jun 23
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
434
Final Adoption
1924 Jun 23
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Referral re Signs at Great Northern Railway and British Columbia Electric Railway Crossing on Sperling Avenue

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
59908
Meeting Date
4-Jul-1927
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
59908
Meeting Date
4-Jul-1927
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Douglas Road Interurban station

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920 or 1921]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7.1 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Pearl Cowan and her son, Walter sitting on a bench at Douglas Road Interurban Station. The back of the bench appears to be used as an advertisement space and the waiting area is made of wood plank board, with tall weeds and grass growing around the station.
Administrative History
Margaret Pearl Naismith (1887-1970) married Alexander "Allie" MacPherson Cowan (1881-1963) in 1910 in Kamloops BC. Alexander was the son of Walter Scott Cowan (1843-1930) and Annie McPherson (1859-1935), who lived in Burnaby on Douglas Road. Pearl and Allie had three children from their family home…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7.1 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Pearl Cowan and her son, Walter sitting on a bench at Douglas Road Interurban Station. The back of the bench appears to be used as an advertisement space and the waiting area is made of wood plank board, with tall weeds and grass growing around the station.
Administrative History
Margaret Pearl Naismith (1887-1970) married Alexander "Allie" MacPherson Cowan (1881-1963) in 1910 in Kamloops BC. Alexander was the son of Walter Scott Cowan (1843-1930) and Annie McPherson (1859-1935), who lived in Burnaby on Douglas Road. Pearl and Allie had three children from their family home at Spruce and Fitzgerald where they lived from 1918 to 1922: Amy, Clara, Thomas Walter Cowan (1918-?) who is seated on his mother's lap in this photo.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
Cowan, Pearl
Cowan, Walter
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line - Douglas Road station
Accession Code
BV985.31.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1920 or 1921]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "Douglas Road Station c. 1920/21 / Shown are Pearl Cowan and son Walter Cowan. They lived [at] Spruce & Fitzgerald c. 1918-1922."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-077
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mary Cassidy at the Central Park Interurban station, located at Kingsway adjacent to Central park, on the Central Park Interurban line.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-077
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mary Cassidy at the Central Park Interurban station, located at Kingsway adjacent to Central park, on the Central Park Interurban line.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
Reilly, Mary Cassidy
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Central Park station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Alta Vista Baptist Church Sunday School class

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-469
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Alta Vista Baptist Church Sunday school class at the Jubilee Interurban train Station, on the way to a Picnic at Second Beach. Included in the photograph are, from left; Pearl Christian, Joy [last name unknown], Phyllis Smith, Ivy Smith, Dorothy Douglas, Grace Harrison,…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-469
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Alta Vista Baptist Church Sunday school class at the Jubilee Interurban train Station, on the way to a Picnic at Second Beach. Included in the photograph are, from left; Pearl Christian, Joy [last name unknown], Phyllis Smith, Ivy Smith, Dorothy Douglas, Grace Harrison, [unidentified].Mrs. Nellie Davis [not pictured] taught this class.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Names
Alta Vista Baptist Church
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Christian, Pearl
Smith, Phyllis
Smith, Ivy
Douglas, Dorothy
Harrison, Grace
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Jubilee station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Loading Strawberries, BCERy, Douglas Road, Burnaby BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Item No.
477-938
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in t…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-938
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in their own horse and cart as they bring their strawberries to the station.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Carts
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Hill, Bernard R
Sprott, Charles
Clayton, George Evert
Sprott, Edgar
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Caption on recto of photograph reads: "Loading Strawberries, B.C.E.Ry., Douglas Rd., Burnaby, B.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1953
Collection/Fonds
Alvin Burtch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 1 photograph
Storage Location
MSS067
BHS493
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a file of records pertaining to the purchase of the lot and the building of Alvin Burtch's house in Burnaby, as well as a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Burtch in his BCER uniform.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1953
Collection/Fonds
Alvin Burtch fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 1 photograph
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS067
BHS493
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a file of records pertaining to the purchase of the lot and the building of Alvin Burtch's house in Burnaby, as well as a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Burtch in his BCER uniform.
History/Biography
Alvin Burtch was a British Columbia Electric Railway Conductor who drove for the BCER for thirty-eight years, most notably, thirty of those years were on the Burnaby Lake Line. He was the driver for the line's final run in 1953 (in his thirty-seventh year of service). His daughter Hazel Cunningham grew up in Burnaby and married "Friends of the Carousel" member Harry Sumner.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]-1982
Collection/Fonds
Bancroft family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records, 7 photographs and 1 map
Storage Location
MSS030
BHS490
BHS507
MSS110
Scope and Content
Collection consists of publications, correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to the Bancroft family's interests and work history; topics include gardening, raising poultry, the liberal government and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also included are photographs of the Bancroft family (…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]-1982
Collection/Fonds
Bancroft family collection
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records, 7 photographs and 1 map
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS030
BHS490
BHS507
MSS110
Scope and Content
Collection consists of publications, correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to the Bancroft family's interests and work history; topics include gardening, raising poultry, the liberal government and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also included are photographs of the Bancroft family (and friends) as well as ephemera pertaining to agricultural farming and the air force.
History/Biography
Ann Eliza (Annie) was born in August of 1861. After marrying R. Croucher, Ann moved her family to British Columbia in 1907. Their daughter Rose Croucher was born in January of 1895 and studied geometrical drawing using Blair’s Canadian Drawing Series workbooks. On on February 21, 1914, Rose Croucher and James Oakes Bancroft married in Vancouver. Together they had three children; James A. in 1916 or 1917, Rosie, then George E. in August of 1927. The Bancroft family were poultry farmers throughout the early 1900s, transporting their farmed eggs from Burnaby to the Hudson’s Bay Company Vancouver using the British Columbia Electric Railway system. Rose Bancroft also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Park Poultry Co-op Association in the 1920s until her husband's death in 1930 at the age of 42. In the late thirties and early forties, while James A. Bancroft was stationed in Calgary with the Royal Canadian Air Force, his younger siblings lived together with their mother and grandmother at 1963 21st Avenue in Burnaby. Young Rosie Bancroft studied French and England’s history in Social Studies in 1937 and her brother George studied the seasons in General Science II in 1942. Grandmother Ann died in 1962 at the age of 99. Her daughter Rose died three years later at the age of 76.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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