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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7741 Edmonds Street
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1961
Other Names
Lost in the 50's Drive-in
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Lost in the 50's Drive-in
Civic Address
7741 Edmonds Street
Associated Dates
1961
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
The Arrow Neon Sign was built in 1961 by the Neonette Sign Company of New Westminster when this property was opened as the Tomahawk Drive-in Restaurant. The restaurant was later known as Lindy's Burger and in 1990, the business was renamed Lost in the 50's Drive-in. It stands 20-foot tall and is composed of a large double-sided hollow steel panel serpentine arrow mounted on a pole supporting a lexan sign panel measuring approximately 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall. The sign was designed with three illuminated features: a round lamp at the top of the pole, a double-sided rectangular fluorescent sign panel box, and two double-sided rows of orange neon arrows that follow the large serpentine arrow. The Arrow Neon Sign remains as a rare surviving example of neon sign art in the city and is the only historic neon sign in South Burnaby. The sign has gained prominence over the years as it has been associated with this small iconic drive-in which has also been utilized as a set for film production. Additionally, the drive-in has played a prominent role in the Edmonds community as a popular setting for recent "Show and Shine" participants to park their classic cars.
Locality
Edmonds
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Builder
Neonette Sign Company
Community
Burnaby
Contributing Resource
Structure
Ownership
Public (local)
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Helen 'The Swinging Girl' Neon Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark591
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4142 Hastings Street
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  3 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Civic Address
4142 Hastings Street
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12771
Enactment Date
19/04/2010
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
While the building here is of some importance as the former North Burnaby municipal office, its primary importance is its delightful neon sign that has become a North Burnaby landmark. Helen Arnold opened Helen’s Childrens Wear shop in the building next door to the old Municipal offices in 1948. In 1955, when North Burnaby moved out, she moved into the vacated building. As part of the renovations, Helen enlisted the assistance of her good friend Jimmy Wallace, owner of Vancouver’s Wallace Neon Company, to create a new sign for her expanded business. One of the company’s designers, Reeve Lehman, created the swinging neon girl that was installed in 1956. Designed in two parts, one section of the sign is cloud shaped and reads ‘Helen’s’ while the other section is a moving representation of a little girl on a swing. The sign is nine feet six inches high and nine feet wide, and the lower section is animated with an internal motor and gears. It immediately became a landmark on Hastings Street, and recently the sign’s design fame has spread far and wide as one of the best surviving examples of kinetic neon art in North America.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Community
Burnaby
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4142 Hastings Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[191-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15.5 x 20.5 cm, mounted on card 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of an unidentified Liquor Store. Four men are visible standing inside the store.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15.5 x 20.5 cm, mounted on card 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of an unidentified Liquor Store. Four men are visible standing inside the store.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Accession Code
HV972.148.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[191-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/11/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Interior of Club Diner

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1888
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Club Diner on East Hastings Street with its hardwood dance floor, piano and tables set for diners.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Club Diner on East Hastings Street with its hardwood dance floor, piano and tables set for diners.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Club Diner
Geographic Access
Burnaby - East Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.15
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[196-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/13/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Orchid Beauty Salon and Rose Bowl bowling alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1890
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1952
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Hastings Street taken from a roof of a building. The Rose Bowl bowling alley and the Orchid Beauty Salon are both visible. Cars are parked along the curb side and residential houses are visible in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Hastings Street taken from a roof of a building. The Rose Bowl bowling alley and the Orchid Beauty Salon are both visible. Cars are parked along the curb side and residential houses are visible in the background.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Rose Bowl
Orchard Beauty Salon
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver - East Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.17
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1952
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/13/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Capitol studios
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "1952"
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "CAPITOL STUDIOS/ & PHOTO SERVICES/ 4164 HASTINGS ST./ VANCOUVER, B. C."
Images
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Interior of the Rose Bowl bowling alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1891
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[195-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the Rose Bowl bowling alley with eight lanes visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the Rose Bowl bowling alley with eight lanes visible.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Rose Bowl
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver - East Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.18
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[195-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/13/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Capitol studios
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "CAPITOL STUDIOS/ & PHOTO SERVICES/ 4164 HASTINGS ST./ VANCOUVER, B. C."
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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory245
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's opinion of shopping at a store in the present day. He mentions George Green's book "History of Burnaby", the Royal Oak Hotel and the development of Alta Vista. As well, Murdock mentions his father Robert William McMurray. Lillian (Wray) M…
Date Range
1904-1975
Length
0:09:45
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's opinion of shopping at a store in the present day. He mentions George Green's book "History of Burnaby", the Royal Oak Hotel and the development of Alta Vista. As well, Murdock mentions his father Robert William McMurray. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husband with these descriptions.
Date Range
1904-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:45
Name
McMurray, R.W.
Royal Oak Hotel
Subject
Buildings - Commercial
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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 recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory246
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock and Lillian McMurray's trip back to Murdock's mother's hometown in in Northern Scotland. The discussion starts up again on the topic of Lillian (Wray) McMurray's father, Edward Wray's business, the Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office, then again with…
Date Range
1916-1975
Length
0:09:05
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock and Lillian McMurray's trip back to Murdock's mother's hometown in in Northern Scotland. The discussion starts up again on the topic of Lillian (Wray) McMurray's father, Edward Wray's business, the Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office, then again with a description of the cordwood business Murdock had with Emerson Doran.
Date Range
1916-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:05
Name
Wray, Edward
Subject
Buildings - Commercial
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ Track_4
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 four of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Glenburn Telephone Exchange

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34706
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1959
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.7 cm
Item No.
111-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the Glenburn Telephone Exchange at Delta Avenue and Parker Street. A typed description on the back of the photograph reads, "Glenburn Automatic Exchange at Delta and Parker streets. To be cutover in March, 1959. / B.C. Telephone Company."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1959
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
111-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the Glenburn Telephone Exchange at Delta Avenue and Parker Street. A typed description on the back of the photograph reads, "Glenburn Automatic Exchange at Delta and Parker streets. To be cutover in March, 1959. / B.C. Telephone Company."
Photographer
Graphic Industries Limited
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
British Columbia Telephone Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Caption at bottom of photograph reads, "British Columbia Telephone Company"
Stamp on back of photograph reads, "Photo by Graphic Industries Ltd. / File No. 3841-2 / Vancouver, Canada Mutual 1-4174"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Delta Avenue
Burnaby - Parker Street
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
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A man outside the Mountain Shadow Pub

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto58922
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 18 cm
Item No.
480-1373
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man outside the Mountain Shadow Pub that was located at the base of Burnaby Mountain. He appears to be rewriting the name of the pub on a rock.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1373
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 18 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man outside the Mountain Shadow Pub that was located at the base of Burnaby Mountain. He appears to be rewriting the name of the pub on a rock.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
Note on verso reads: "page A-3 / Burnaby Today / PMT 110%"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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A woman in a doctor's office

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59042
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
480-1448
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a person in a medical office. The person is holding a magazine and poses next to some medications and a scale.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1448
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 25.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a person in a medical office. The person is holding a magazine and poses next to some medications and a scale.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
Note on verso reads: "58% / Burnaby / Today / Hastings Page"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[after 1920]
Collection/Fonds
Field family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) ; 600 ppi
Item No.
521-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man leaning against the front entrance to a shop along Hastings Street in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[after 1920]
Collection/Fonds
Field family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
521-006
Accession Number
2010-14
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) ; 600 ppi
Material Details
Item is a scan of a photograph
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man leaning against the front entrance to a shop along Hastings Street in Burnaby.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
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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
Permanent drive
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
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 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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Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36715
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 12.0 cm print
Item No.
315-070
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the building housing the Phillips, Hoyt Lumber Co. office with three men standing outside. The building was located at 2730 McKay Avenue (old street numbering system) and the site is now a part of the Burnaby Public Library site.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-070
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 12.0 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the building housing the Phillips, Hoyt Lumber Co. office with three men standing outside. The building was located at 2730 McKay Avenue (old street numbering system) and the site is now a part of the Burnaby Public Library site.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - 6100 Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.9 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
315-121
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the Phillips, Hoyt Lumber Co. on McKay Avenue with three men standing in front. This property is now part of the Burnaby Public Library site.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-121
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.9 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the Phillips, Hoyt Lumber Co. on McKay Avenue with three men standing in front. This property is now part of the Burnaby Public Library site.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - McKay Avenue
Burnaby - 6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company after snowfall

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.6 x 8.7 cm print
Item No.
315-124
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a building of the Phillips, Hoyt Lumber Co. after a snowfall. Two men are on the roof of the building with shovels.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-124
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.6 x 8.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a building of the Phillips, Hoyt Lumber Co. after a snowfall. Two men are on the roof of the building with shovels.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - McKay Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - 6100 Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 4 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
In “The Store” film maker Teresa Switzer reminds us of the power of second chances. She shares the story of opening a second hand store called “Yesterday’s Collectibles” with her friend, Pete. The store was located on West Broadway in Vancouver from 1983 to 1985. She recalls the challenges of opera…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.14
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 4 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
In “The Store” film maker Teresa Switzer reminds us of the power of second chances. She shares the story of opening a second hand store called “Yesterday’s Collectibles” with her friend, Pete. The store was located on West Broadway in Vancouver from 1983 to 1985. She recalls the challenges of operating a small business, coupled with the personal challenge of the end of her marriage. The film ends with a reflection on the lessons learned from the experience, and her good fortune of finding a second chance with her new partner, Patrick.
History/Biography
Teresa Switzer is originally from Winnipeg. She moved to the Westcoast in 1973, and has lived in South Burnaby since 1997. After the store closed, Teresa worked as a project coordinator for cancer research at UBC and BC Cancer Research. Teresa and Patrick Lucy were together from 1985 until Patrick passed away in 2007. Patrick was an Exhibit Preparator at Burnaby Village Museum for 13 years before retiring in 2006.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Teresa Switzer
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Switzer, Teresa
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Video Tracks
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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:14 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment inco…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:14 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment incomes.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1959] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:25 min)
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1959] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:25 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and the Hudson’s Bay store downtown. When Woodward’s and Sears opened, the family also shopped there occasionally.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Smith Avenue
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Digney film 2 - Construction of Simpsons-Sears building

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Simpsons-Sears building located at 3660 Kingsway in Burnaby (address changed to 4750 Kingsway after 1958). The film footage is shot by Andy Digney from his backyard at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958).
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Simpsons-Sears building located at 3660 Kingsway in Burnaby (address changed to 4750 Kingsway after 1958). The film footage is shot by Andy Digney from his backyard at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958).
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Simpson Sears
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - 4750 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Interview with Tony and Hazel Padula by Eric Damer November 27, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of night life the nineteen-forties and fifties. Tony and Hazel discuss Italian restaurants and dance halls in Vancouver and Tony mentions playing in a dance orchestra in the nineteen-forties. Tony and Hazel m…
Date Range
1940-1965
Length
0:10:25
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of night life the nineteen-forties and fifties. Tony and Hazel discuss Italian restaurants and dance halls in Vancouver and Tony mentions playing in a dance orchestra in the nineteen-forties. Tony and Hazel mention department stores in that era as well.
Date Range
1940-1965
Photo Info
Hazel (Bongea) Padula standing on the steps of her home at High Lawn, [195-]. Item no. 549-052.
Length
0:10:25
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Buildings - Commercial - Department Stores
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 27, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 27, 2012. Major themes discussed are: neighbourhoods and family heritage.
Biographical Notes
Tony Padula’s family came to Vancouver from Italy in 1926, the year Tony was born. After graduating from school, Tony entered the shoe industry as a salesman. Hazel Bongea (later Padula) was born in 1931 in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from school, Hazel found work with Standard Oil in Vancouver. Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula married in 1951. By 1953 they had bought property in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Burnaby where they built a home and began a family. The Padulas moved away in 1959 but returned five years later to a new home in central Burnaby, where they lived for twenty-two years before moving again, this time to North Vancouver. After six years in North Vancouver, Tony and Hazel retired to New Westminster.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:09:21
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Padula, Hazel Bongea
Padula, Tony
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.
MSS171-020_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of interview with Tony and Hazel Padula

Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 14, 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.
556-150
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large truck going past the Marine Food Basket at 5886 Marine Drive and the Hawaii Cafe next door. The buildings were constructed around 1930.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 14, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-150
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 a large truck going past the Marine Food Basket at 5886 Marine Drive and the Hawaii Cafe next door. The buildings were constructed around 1930.
Photographer
Campbell, Peg
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Names
Hawaii Cafe
Marine Food Basket
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Marine Drive
Burnaby - 5886 Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September, 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.
556-164
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Manna Natural Foods at 4521 Hastings Street. The Sunshine Kitchen Restaurant is located inside the health food store.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-164
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 Manna Natural Foods at 4521 Hastings Street. The Sunshine Kitchen Restaurant is located inside the health food store.
Photographer
Campbell, Peg
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Names
Manna Natural Foods
Sunshine Kitchen Restaurant
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 4521 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 15, 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.
556-177
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows London Drugs store in the Kingsway Plaza in the 5000 Block Kingsway.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 15, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-177
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 London Drugs store in the Kingsway Plaza in the 5000 Block Kingsway.
Photographer
McCarron, John
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Drugstores
Names
London Drugs
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5000 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 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.
556-202
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Unique Coiffures at 5525 Hastings Street and the Capitol Hill Pharmacy at 5527 Hastings Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-202
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 Unique Coiffures at 5525 Hastings Street and the Capitol Hill Pharmacy at 5527 Hastings Street.
Photographer
Carr
Vardeman
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Drugstores
Buildings - Commercial - Beauty Shops
Names
Capitol Hill Pharmacy
Unique Coiffures
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5525 Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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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.
556-242
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the interior of the Popular Cafe at 4010 Hastings Street. The Bank of Nova Scotia can been seen across the street through the Cafe window.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-242
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 the interior of the Popular Cafe at 4010 Hastings Street. The Bank of Nova Scotia can been seen across the street through the Cafe window.
Photographer
Cook, Alan
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Buildings - Commercial - Banks
Names
Bank of Nova Scotia
Popular Cafe
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 4010 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193- or 194- ?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
The photograph shows a view of an Esso gas station at an unidentified location. Visible in the photograph are gas pumps of imperial oil, containing lead, Imperial products Marvelube, and a mechanic's garage in the back. Note the high lamps, and uncovered area near the gas pumps.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
The photograph shows a view of an Esso gas station at an unidentified location. Visible in the photograph are gas pumps of imperial oil, containing lead, Imperial products Marvelube, and a mechanic's garage in the back. Note the high lamps, and uncovered area near the gas pumps.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Service Stations
Names
Esso
Accession Code
BV985.2555.1
Date
[193- or 194- ?]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
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Tram Station at Cumberland Road

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.0 x 6.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a woman sitting on the rail of a wooden walkway into a building. On the side of the building is painted a sign: "Cumberland / Road." Also visible on the wood plank wall is graffiti of a name: "John Mealings." An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Eileen Bobergs' friend mid …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.0 x 6.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a woman sitting on the rail of a wooden walkway into a building. On the side of the building is painted a sign: "Cumberland / Road." Also visible on the wood plank wall is graffiti of a name: "John Mealings." An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Eileen Bobergs' friend mid 1940's / Burnaby Lake Tram Station." Stamped on the back of the photo: "205."
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line - Cumberland Road station
Accession Code
HV979.39.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
27-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Leaf's General Store

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto727
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1904 and 1913] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of six men standing outside a building. An accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum reads: "The photograph shows the exterior view of Leaf's General Store, situated on the northwest corner of 6th St. and 12th Ave. from 1904 to 1913 when it was burned out. George Leaf, the ow…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of six men standing outside a building. An accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum reads: "The photograph shows the exterior view of Leaf's General Store, situated on the northwest corner of 6th St. and 12th Ave. from 1904 to 1913 when it was burned out. George Leaf, the owner, was well known for his interest in sports, particularly lacrosse. He also owned another general supply store near McKay Ave. in Burnaby and it was known as the 'Keefer Branch.' For an unknown reason, Mr. Leaf earned the nickname of 'Mr. Burnaby'." Pictured in the photograph are (left to right) Andy Johnston, Bill Bailey, Harry Archerbald, Ed Harris, Bob Burgess, and Tom Breen. The description also notes that the dollhouse in the window of the store is made out of Sunlight Soap boxes.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Names
Archibald, Harry
Bailey, Bill
Breen, Tom
Burgess, Bob
George Leaf General Store
Harris, Ed
Johnston, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6th Street
Burnaby - 7745 6th Street
Accession Code
HV976.44.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1904 and 1913] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Norris Station along New Westminster - Chilliwack line

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1949 (date of original), copied 1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Norris station shelter and small wooden plank platform along the British Columbia Electric Railway New Westminster - Chilliwack line.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Norris station shelter and small wooden plank platform along the British Columbia Electric Railway New Westminster - Chilliwack line.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Accession Code
BV994.19.1
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1949 (date of original), copied 1994
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Photographer
Ernie Les Plant
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "Norris Station on B.C. Electric's/ New Westminster-Chilliwack railway line/ -photographed in 1949 by/ Ernie Les Plant/ Photo is in the collection of/ Henry Ewert/ Copied for Elizabeth Czerwinski/ 21/2/94"
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Whitechurch Hardware building

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1250
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1940 and 1945]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 5.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Maurice (Maury) Whitechurch standing at the door of Whitechurch Hardware Store with his mother in-law's springer spaniel, Peggy.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 5.5 cm
Material Details
Border of photograph has scalloped edges
Scope and Content
Photograph of Maurice (Maury) Whitechurch standing at the door of Whitechurch Hardware Store with his mother in-law's springer spaniel, Peggy.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Hardware Stores
Names
Whitechurch, Maurice "Maury"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6th Street
Accession Code
BV995.29.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[between 1940 and 1945]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "early 1940's"
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Ernie Tillack at McKay Barber Shop

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1289
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1938 or 1939] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24.5 x 18 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernie Tillack standing on the doorway of the McKay Barber Shop which he owned and operated from 1937 to 1969.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24.5 x 18 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernie Tillack standing on the doorway of the McKay Barber Shop which he owned and operated from 1937 to 1969.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Occupations - Barbers
Names
Tillack, Ernie
Accession Code
BV998.29.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1938 or 1939] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Ernie and Goldie Tillack

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1290
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1938] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernie Tillack inside the McKay Barber Shop cutting his brother Goldie's hair. Ernie Tillack owned and operated McKay Barber Shop from 1937 to 1969.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernie Tillack inside the McKay Barber Shop cutting his brother Goldie's hair. Ernie Tillack owned and operated McKay Barber Shop from 1937 to 1969.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Occupations - Barbers
Names
Tillack, Ernie
Tillack, Goldie
Accession Code
BV998.29.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1938] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1936
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Vancouver Drug Store and other buildings by a street side. In the foreground, streetcar tracks can be seen. Note the large sign and the awning for "VANCOUVER DRUGS CO LTD".
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Material Details
stamped on verso, b. "JUL 27 [6 hand-written over 7] 1936"
Faint circular stamp mark of "Vancouver Drug Co." on verso, and gummed paper on each corner.
The stamp reads, "Come to Vancouver's Golden Jubilee 1936/ 50 Years of Progress" outside its circular seal for "Vancouver Drug/ Co. Ltd./ Nu-Gloss/ PHOTO FINISH"
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Vancouver Drug Store and other buildings by a street side. In the foreground, streetcar tracks can be seen. Note the large sign and the awning for "VANCOUVER DRUGS CO LTD".
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Drugstores
Names
Vancouver Drugs Company Limited
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
BV985.5793.1
Date
July 1936
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
31-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Banks' "Burnaby Garage" at Britton and Kingsway. A large store front sign reads, "W.M. BANKS. PROP./ Phone 1605/ BURNABY GARAGE/ SERVICE CAR/ REPARIS OILS GREASES/ TIRES & TUBES." Bill Banks was a mechanic with whom the Burnaby Fire Department had an agreement to maintain the fir…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 10 cm
Material Details
Photograph was likely taken out of an album as there is black paper residue on its recto
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Banks' "Burnaby Garage" at Britton and Kingsway. A large store front sign reads, "W.M. BANKS. PROP./ Phone 1605/ BURNABY GARAGE/ SERVICE CAR/ REPARIS OILS GREASES/ TIRES & TUBES." Bill Banks was a mechanic with whom the Burnaby Fire Department had an agreement to maintain the fire truck and drive it to emergencies on an on-call basis.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Service Stations
Names
Burnaby Garage
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7300 Block Kingsway
Accession Code
BV999.55.22
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1922
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
08-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "1922"
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Easter window display

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1651
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a window decorated for Easter at the Nichols Family Meat Market at 4016 Kingsway (later renumbered 4548 Kingsway).
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a window decorated for Easter at the Nichols Family Meat Market at 4016 Kingsway (later renumbered 4548 Kingsway).
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Nichols Meat Market
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4548 Kingsway
Accession Code
BV003.15.7
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/11/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Easter window display

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1652
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a window decorated for Easter at the Nichols Family Meat Market at 4016 Kingsway (later renumbered 4548 Kingsway).
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a window decorated for Easter at the Nichols Family Meat Market at 4016 Kingsway (later renumbered 4548 Kingsway).
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Nichols Meat Market
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4548 Kingsway
Accession Code
BV003.15.8
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/11/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Club Diner on East Hastings Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1889
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of Club Diner on East Hastings Street with signs that read, "DINE & DANCE", "Club Diner", and "CATERING. PRIVATE PARTIES. WEDDINGS. BUSINESS MEETINGS."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of Club Diner on East Hastings Street with signs that read, "DINE & DANCE", "Club Diner", and "CATERING. PRIVATE PARTIES. WEDDINGS. BUSINESS MEETINGS."
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Names
Club Diner
Geographic Access
Burnaby - East Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.16
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1960]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/13/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of an unidentified Barbershop during business hours with clients at each chair. The barber at back near the mirror is Walter Walton Gilbert (the rest of the individuals are unidentified).
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of an unidentified Barbershop during business hours with clients at each chair. The barber at back near the mirror is Walter Walton Gilbert (the rest of the individuals are unidentified).
Subjects
Occupations - Barbers
Buildings - Commercial
Names
Gilbert, Walter Walton
Accession Code
BV006.11.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[193-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
11-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "Walter Walton Gilbert barber at back near mirror"
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1916 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 300 ppi
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Model Grocery store in East Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 300 ppi
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Model Grocery store in East Burnaby.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Names
Model Grocery
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2nd Street
Burnaby - 15th Avenue
Accession Code
BV004.115.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1916 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1880 and 1899]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.6 x 13.8 cm tintype
Scope and Content
Photograph of an L shaped building with a flat front. Letters on the front of the store read, "Ontario Liquor Store / Grocery / Tailor." Four men are standing near the store on the boardwalk, three boys are sitting, and a woman is standing on the boardwalk leaning against the fence on the far lef…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.6 x 13.8 cm tintype
Scope and Content
Photograph of an L shaped building with a flat front. Letters on the front of the store read, "Ontario Liquor Store / Grocery / Tailor." Four men are standing near the store on the boardwalk, three boys are sitting, and a woman is standing on the boardwalk leaning against the fence on the far left. As is normal for most tintypes, the image appears reversed, left to right. (Few tintype cameras included a mirror or prism that made the image appear 'right way round').
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Geographic Access
Ontario
Accession Code
HV974.130.56
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1880 and 1899]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Royal Oak Garage taken from a distance. A woman is standing in front of a bicycle and two men are next to a touring car. One of the men is kneeling down in front of the car as the other man stands by the driver's door. The individuals have not been identified.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Royal Oak Garage taken from a distance. A woman is standing in front of a bicycle and two men are next to a touring car. One of the men is kneeling down in front of the car as the other man stands by the driver's door. The individuals have not been identified.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Service Stations
Names
Royal Oak Garage
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5103 Kingsway
Accession Code
BV993.28.32
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1925]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
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White Rock Train Station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3518
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1919]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 13.5 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Image from personal photograph album of Tom Irvine (Tommy Irvine). Photograph of a man who looks to be Tom Irvine standing on a cart with four unidentified people sitting in front, holding hands and smiling at the camera. The railway station building behind them has a sign that reads, "White Rock."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 13.5 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Image from personal photograph album of Tom Irvine (Tommy Irvine).
Photograph of a man who looks to be Tom Irvine standing on a cart with four unidentified people sitting in front, holding hands and smiling at the camera. The railway station building behind them has a sign that reads, "White Rock."
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Names
Irvine, Tom
Geographic Access
British Columbia - White Rock
Accession Code
HV975.33.3ad
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1919]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2/2/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Bell's Drygoods Store

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4231
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 cm x12.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bell's Drygoods Store on the site of the Burnaby Village Museum. Caption on original matte read: "Bell Drygoods Store (1985) - Bell Drygoods Store, built in 1918 on 6th Street. Moved in 1974 to the Burnaby Village Museum."
Administrative History
Flora Bell and her husband Bill were the Bells of "Bell's Drygoods", the shop relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum. Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 cm x12.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bell's Drygoods Store on the site of the Burnaby Village Museum. Caption on original matte read: "Bell Drygoods Store (1985) - Bell Drygoods Store, built in 1918 on 6th Street. Moved in 1974 to the Burnaby Village Museum."
Administrative History
Flora Bell and her husband Bill were the Bells of "Bell's Drygoods", the shop relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum.
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Bell, Flora
Bell, William
Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Historical Society
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV017.32.1
Date
[1985]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
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Royal Bank of Canada, Kingsway branch

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9775
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[January 1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 23 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Royal Bank of Canada branch located on Kingsway and McKay in Burnaby. Telephone visible in foreground and a post labelled "KINGSWAY" is on left foreground, at corner of street.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 23 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Royal Bank of Canada branch located on Kingsway and McKay in Burnaby. Telephone visible in foreground and a post labelled "KINGSWAY" is on left foreground, at corner of street.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Banks
Names
Royal Bank of Canada
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - McKay Avenue
Accession Code
BV018.43.1
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[January 1930]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Marlborough Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
10-Jan-2019
Scale
96
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "The Royal Bank of Canada Archvies 78-156/ #89"
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Digney film 1 - Digney's at Brentwood mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10601
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney, Alice Digney and Joyce Digney walking along a sidewalk outside stores at Brentwood mall in Burnaby. The Brentwood Shopping Centre opened in August 1961.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney, Alice Digney and Joyce Digney walking along a sidewalk outside stores at Brentwood mall in Burnaby. The Brentwood Shopping Centre opened in August 1961.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Alice
Digney, Joyce
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 2 - Construction of Simpsons-Sears

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (5 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Short Film segment of a view from the Digney's backyard at 3698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Ave. after 1958) of the construction of the Simpson-Sears building on Kingsway in Burnaby.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (5 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Short Film segment of a view from the Digney's backyard at 3698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Ave. after 1958) of the construction of the Simpson-Sears building on Kingsway in Burnaby.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Simpson Sears
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory53
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's shopping habits during the Depression and memories of being on relief. Ethel and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell discuss the occupations of their neighbours.
Date Range
1931-1938
Length
0:05:42
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's shopping habits during the Depression and memories of being on relief. Ethel and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell discuss the occupations of their neighbours.
Date Range
1931-1938
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:05:42
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
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.
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Track four of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 11

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' shopping habits during the Depression as well as during the war years. They discuss their trip to study in Washington D.C. during the Depression.
Date Range
1929-1945
Length
0:07:04
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' shopping habits during the Depression as well as during the war years. They discuss their trip to study in Washington D.C. during the Depression.
Date Range
1929-1945
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:07:04
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
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Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
10-13-08_Track_11
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.
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Track eleven of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of returning from the war and setting up his general store at Capitol Hill.
Date Range
1919-1945
Length
0:10:17
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of returning from the war and setting up his general store at Capitol Hill.
Date Range
1919-1945
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:17
Name
Harry's
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
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Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-12_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.
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Track two of interview with Harry Royle

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