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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914 (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-004
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John family; Victor, his wife Winnifred, their two eldest sons Victor and Archie, and twin boys Frank and Roy.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914 (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-004
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John family; Victor, his wife Winnifred, their two eldest sons Victor and Archie, and twin boys Frank and Roy.
Names
Brown-John, Victor Joseph Charles
Brown-John, Winnifred Douglas
Brown-John, Victor
Brown-John, Archie
Brown-John, Frank
Brown-John, Roy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-007
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John home in Burnaby. Four large trucks are visible parked in front of the house.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-007
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John home in Burnaby. Four large trucks are visible parked in front of the house.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Transportation - Trucks
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1932 (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-010
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of Winnifred Brown-John standing at the driver's side door of the family's 1924 Dodge.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1932 (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-010
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Winnifred Brown-John standing at the driver's side door of the family's 1924 Dodge.
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Brown-John, Winnifred Douglas
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-](date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-011
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of Winnifred Brown-John standing in front of the truck she used to transport firewood from Burnaby Mountain.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-](date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-011
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Winnifred Brown-John standing in front of the truck she used to transport firewood from Burnaby Mountain.
Subjects
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Brown-John, Winnifred Douglas
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Brown-John trucking office

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto76896
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1935] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-013
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John trucking office.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1935] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-013
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John trucking office.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
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Trucking Brown-John Rex

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport62512
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
55149
Meeting Date
22-Oct-1931
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
55149
Meeting Date
22-Oct-1931
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Archie Brown-John cutting wood

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto76888
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-005
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie Brown-John and an unidentified man working with a crosscut saw to cut firewood. Archie is on the left, wearing a fedora.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-005
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie Brown-John and an unidentified man working with a crosscut saw to cut firewood. Archie is on the left, wearing a fedora.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Brown-John, Archie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Realty Appraiser - Sydney Brown-John

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport42929
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
39237
Meeting Date
22-Jul-1957
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
39237
Meeting Date
22-Jul-1957
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Truck Rex and Brown-John

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport62171
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
54928
Meeting Date
19-Oct-1931
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
54928
Meeting Date
19-Oct-1931
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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People file - Clive G. Brown-John

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord66133
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1984-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
42727
Storage Location
68-1-5-25
Scope and Content
File consists of poems and remembrances of long-time North Burnaby resident, Clive G. Brown-John.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1984-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42727
Storage Location
68-1-5-25
Accession Number
BHS993-03
Scope and Content
File consists of poems and remembrances of long-time North Burnaby resident, Clive G. Brown-John.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-009
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John children playing on the blasting stump that was located near the corner of Gilmore Avenue and Napier Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-009
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brown-John children playing on the blasting stump that was located near the corner of Gilmore Avenue and Napier Street.
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Names
Brown-John, Victor
Brown-John, Archie
Brown-John, Frank
Brown-John, Roy
Brown-John, Clive
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gilmore Avenue
Burnaby - Napier Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921 or 1922] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-008
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Brown-John family sitting and standing on the blasting stump. This stump was located near the corner of Gilmore Avenue and Napier Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921 or 1922] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-008
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Brown-John family sitting and standing on the blasting stump. This stump was located near the corner of Gilmore Avenue and Napier Street.
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Names
Brown-John, Victor Joseph Charles
Brown-John, Archie
Brown-John, Frank
Brown-John, Roy
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Brown-John, Clive
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gilmore Avenue
Burnaby - Napier Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Images
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Interview with Elsie Ansdell by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory287
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to the Brown-Johns first settling in Burnaby. Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell discusses land clearing for the family home, each of her parents and her brothers.
Date Range
1910-1946
Length
0:09:17
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to the Brown-Johns first settling in Burnaby. Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell discusses land clearing for the family home, each of her parents and her brothers.
Date Range
1910-1946
Photo Info
Elsie Brown-John (bottom, far right) with her class at Kitchener Street School, [1936]. Item no. 549-001.
Length
0:09:17
Name
Brown-John, Victor Joseph Charles
Brown-John, Winnifred Douglas
Subject
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Napier Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with early Burnaby resident Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major themes discussed are: settling in Burnaby and the early years of the Brown-John family.
Biographical Notes
Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell’s father, a trained carpenter and cabinet maker, Victor Brown-John came to Canada from Wales in 1910. He cleared three lots at Napier and Gilmore Streets and built a two-roomed house. In 1912, he was joined by his wife and two eldest sons, Victor and Archie. Twin boys, Frank and Roy, were born in 1914 in the Burnaby home and their fifth son, Clive, was born in 1915. From 1916 to 1919 Victor John-Brown left Burnaby to serve overseas. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) was born in 1921. Her younger brother, Gwyn "Jerry" was born in 1923. In 1925 Victor Brown-John suffered a fatal accident while working as a longshoreman in Northern British Columbia. Elsie attended Kitchener Elementary and North Burnaby High School. She married during the Second World War and moved to South Burnaby to raise her family whilst continuing to work in various department stores both in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
33:02
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-001_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Elsie Ansdell

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Sale of Lot 4, Block 22, DL 117 to Winnifred M. Brown-John

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport55096
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
71202
Meeting Date
5-Feb-1936
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
71202
Meeting Date
5-Feb-1936
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Lot 20, Block 25, DL 152, Plan 22831 (6692 Lily Avenue - Brown-John)

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport28918
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
22980
Meeting Date
20-Nov-1972
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
76
Item No.
19
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
22980
Meeting Date
20-Nov-1972
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
76
Item No.
19
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Interview with Elsie Ansdell by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory289
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell's early years of marriage while also a member of the work force. She talks about her own children; their early years spent in South Burnaby.
Date Range
1939-2012
Length
0:07:05
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell's early years of marriage while also a member of the work force. She talks about her own children; their early years spent in South Burnaby.
Date Range
1939-2012
Photo Info
Elsie Brown-John (bottom, far right) with her class at Kitchener Street School, [1936]. Item no. 549-001.
Length
0:07:05
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with early Burnaby resident Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major themes discussed are: settling in Burnaby and the early years of the Brown-John family.
Biographical Notes
Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell’s father, a trained carpenter and cabinet maker, Victor Brown-John came to Canada from Wales in 1910. He cleared three lots at Napier and Gilmore Streets and built a two-roomed house. In 1912, he was joined by his wife and two eldest sons, Victor and Archie. Twin boys, Frank and Roy, were born in 1914 in the Burnaby home and their fifth son, Clive, was born in 1915. From 1916 to 1919 Victor John-Brown left Burnaby to serve overseas. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) was born in 1921. Her younger brother, Gwyn "Jerry" was born in 1923. In 1925 Victor Brown-John suffered a fatal accident while working as a longshoreman in Northern British Columbia. Elsie attended Kitchener Elementary and North Burnaby High School. She married during the Second World War and moved to South Burnaby to raise her family whilst continuing to work in various department stores both in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
33:02
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-001_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of interview with Elsie Ansdell

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Interview with Elsie Ansdell by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory290
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell's early memories of recreational activities and daily life as a young person in Burnaby (activities include swimming, skating and going to the movies). She mentions Frank Walsh's Garage and discusses photographs of Brown-John Truc…
Date Range
1927-1938
Length
0:08:14
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell's early memories of recreational activities and daily life as a young person in Burnaby (activities include swimming, skating and going to the movies). She mentions Frank Walsh's Garage and discusses photographs of Brown-John Trucking, "the blasting stump" and Burns Acreage.
Date Range
1927-1938
Photo Info
Elsie Brown-John (bottom, far right) with her class at Kitchener Street School, [1936]. Item no. 549-001.
Length
0:08:14
Subject
Recreational Activities - Swimming
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with early Burnaby resident Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major themes discussed are: settling in Burnaby and the early years of the Brown-John family.
Biographical Notes
Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell’s father, a trained carpenter and cabinet maker, Victor Brown-John came to Canada from Wales in 1910. He cleared three lots at Napier and Gilmore Streets and built a two-roomed house. In 1912, he was joined by his wife and two eldest sons, Victor and Archie. Twin boys, Frank and Roy, were born in 1914 in the Burnaby home and their fifth son, Clive, was born in 1915. From 1916 to 1919 Victor John-Brown left Burnaby to serve overseas. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) was born in 1921. Her younger brother, Gwyn "Jerry" was born in 1923. In 1925 Victor Brown-John suffered a fatal accident while working as a longshoreman in Northern British Columbia. Elsie attended Kitchener Elementary and North Burnaby High School. She married during the Second World War and moved to South Burnaby to raise her family whilst continuing to work in various department stores both in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
33:02
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-001_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of interview with Elsie Ansdell

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Class at Kitchener Street School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto74809
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1936] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-001
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elsie Brown-John's class at Kitchener Street School. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) is sitting at the bottom row, on the far right.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1936] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-001
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elsie Brown-John's class at Kitchener Street School. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) is sitting at the bottom row, on the far right.
Names
Kitchener Street School
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 1351 Gilmore Avenue
Burnaby - Gilmore Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Images
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Interview with Elsie Ansdell by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory288
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell's memories of a trip she and her mother and brothers took to the Cariboo region of British Columbia. She also discusses attendance records and photographs from her time as a student at Kitchener Street School. A neighbourhood stor…
Date Range
1916-1948
Length
0:08:25
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell's memories of a trip she and her mother and brothers took to the Cariboo region of British Columbia. She also discusses attendance records and photographs from her time as a student at Kitchener Street School. A neighbourhood storekeeper is also briefly mentioned.
Date Range
1916-1948
Photo Info
Elsie Brown-John (bottom, far right) with her class at Kitchener Street School, [1936]. Item no. 549-001.
Length
0:08:25
Name
Brown-John, Winnifred Douglas
Kitchener Street School
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with early Burnaby resident Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major themes discussed are: settling in Burnaby and the early years of the Brown-John family.
Biographical Notes
Elsie (Brown-John) Ansdell’s father, a trained carpenter and cabinet maker, Victor Brown-John came to Canada from Wales in 1910. He cleared three lots at Napier and Gilmore Streets and built a two-roomed house. In 1912, he was joined by his wife and two eldest sons, Victor and Archie. Twin boys, Frank and Roy, were born in 1914 in the Burnaby home and their fifth son, Clive, was born in 1915. From 1916 to 1919 Victor John-Brown left Burnaby to serve overseas. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) was born in 1921. Her younger brother, Gwyn "Jerry" was born in 1923. In 1925 Victor Brown-John suffered a fatal accident while working as a longshoreman in Northern British Columbia. Elsie attended Kitchener Elementary and North Burnaby High School. She married during the Second World War and moved to South Burnaby to raise her family whilst continuing to work in various department stores both in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
33:02
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-001_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Elsie Ansdell

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Application of Brown-John Trucking Co. Ltd. To Purchase Portion of Lot "A", Block 5, DL 59/136/137

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport42750
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
39461
Meeting Date
23-Sep-1957
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
39461
Meeting Date
23-Sep-1957
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Accident to Brown - John Boys by Detonating Caps, Calling Attention to the Regulations Governing the Storage of Explosives

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport69398
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
73017
Meeting Date
28-May-1923
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
73017
Meeting Date
28-May-1923
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Class at Burnaby North High School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto76885
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-002
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elsie Brown-John's grade nine class at Burnaby North High School. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) is standing in the bottom row, three in from the left.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-002
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elsie Brown-John's grade nine class at Burnaby North High School. Elsie Brown-John (later Ansdell) is standing in the bottom row, three in from the left.
Names
Burnaby North High School
Ansdell, Elsie Brown-John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4375 Pandora Street
Burnaby - Pandora Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Burnaby's first lawn bowlers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto746
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1916]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm (sight), in mat 29 x 34 cm + 1 p.
Scope and Content
Photograph of lawn bowlers gathered together at the first bowling green in Burnaby, located at Victory Street and Gray Avenue (on Stan Wood's property). Standing in the back row (from left) are; M. Van George, Reverend A.C. Cameron, George Gascarth, Bennett, Oliver Goodacre and John Brown. Sitting …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm (sight), in mat 29 x 34 cm + 1 p.
Scope and Content
Photograph of lawn bowlers gathered together at the first bowling green in Burnaby, located at Victory Street and Gray Avenue (on Stan Wood's property). Standing in the back row (from left) are; M. Van George, Reverend A.C. Cameron, George Gascarth, Bennett, Oliver Goodacre and John Brown. Sitting in the front row are; J.N. Durrell, Charles Mirren McInnes Harper, A.E.S. "Stan" Wood, William "Will" Taylor, and Edward Lumbley Wriglesworth. Most of the men are wearing suit vests and pocket watches.
Subjects
Sports - Team Sports
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Names
Cameron, Reverend A.C.
Gasgarth, George
Goodacre, Oliver
Brown, John
Harper, Jack
Wood, A.E.S. "Stan"
Taylor, Will
Harper, Charles Mirren McInnes
Durrell, J.N.
Wriglesworth, Edward Lumbley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Victory Street
Burnaby - Gray Avenue
Accession Code
HV976.71.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1916]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/6/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Rognon
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Window mat and backing are glued together
Photographer's writing on recto of photograph reads: "Photo by Rognon"
1 page accompanying identifies individuals
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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36313
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1939
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Item No.
243-033
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their visit to Canada, introducing themselves to Alice Grant's nephew John Brown.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1939
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
243-033
Accession Number
BHS990-06
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their visit to Canada, introducing themselves to Alice Grant's nephew John Brown.
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Brown, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Water Service Napier St.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport74098
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
80660
Meeting Date
13-Mar-1916
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
80660
Meeting Date
13-Mar-1916
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 16, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.6 cm
Item No.
010-053
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 4200 block of Charles Street where Mr. Brown, John and an unidentified man are standing beside old tires and other debris. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 16, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
010-053
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 4200 block of Charles Street where Mr. Brown, John and an unidentified man are standing beside old tires and other debris. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Photographer
Bingham, Alfred
Subjects
Industries - Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Charles Street
Burnaby - 4200 Block Charles Street
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-006
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified girls sitting on top of a large pile of cuts. Archie Brown-John was believed to have cut this wood down for firewood.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-006
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified girls sitting on top of a large pile of cuts. Archie Brown-John was believed to have cut this wood down for firewood.
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-012
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frank Brown-John's junk yard. Four unidentified men are visible sitting on the trucks in the parking lot of the junk yard.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-012
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
See Location of AIP field
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frank Brown-John's junk yard. Four unidentified men are visible sitting on the trucks in the parking lot of the junk yard.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Transportation - Trucks
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Opening of the Fraser Wilson Room

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36335
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
250-003
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
250-003
Accession Number
BHS991-5
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front row and holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Seated beside him are Evelyn Salisbury and Violet Eagles. Fraser Wilson was the first Director of the Burnaby Historical Society
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Strut, Helen
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Mitchell, John
Peter, Nancy
Wolf, Jim
Derreck, Ethel
L'Estrange, Hazel
Matovich, Marjorie
Forsyth, Mary
Salisbury, Evelyn
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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