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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
Permanent drive
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
Permanent drive
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)
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Interview with Elsie Ansdell by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 1

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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
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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_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Elsie Ansdell

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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
Permanent drive
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
Permanent drive
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
Permanent drive
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
Permanent drive
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
Less detail
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