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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's early life in Burnaby as a teenager, attending Burnaby South High School as well as completing basic training for the air force in 1944.
Date Range
1941
Length
0:07:31
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's early life in Burnaby as a teenager, attending Burnaby South High School as well as completing basic training for the air force in 1944.
Date Range
1941
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:07:31
Name
Burnaby South High School
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-005_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track one of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Norm and Kathleen Henderson by Eric Damer October 25, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory340
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Norman "Norm" Henderson's memories of his first years in Burnaby and what it was like to start at Burnaby South High School during the war years. Norm talks about being a trumpet player for both the orchestra and the Air Cadets band.
Date Range
1941-1945
Length
0:09:02
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Norman "Norm" Henderson's memories of his first years in Burnaby and what it was like to start at Burnaby South High School during the war years. Norm talks about being a trumpet player for both the orchestra and the Air Cadets band.
Date Range
1941-1945
Length
0:09:02
Name
Burnaby South High School
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 25, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Norm and Kathleen Henderson conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 25, 2012. Major themes discussed are: the making of the film "Investment in Youth" in 1945 and working as an educator system in British Columbia.
Biographical Notes
Norm Henderson came from Saskatchewan to Burnaby with his parents in December of 1940 to visit his grandmothers. Norm and his parents stayed on and bought the Old Orchard Auto Park on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue, which they ran until 1944. Norm attended Burnaby South High School from 1941 to 1947, during which time he was involved in the production of the Burnaby School Board film; “Investment in Youth." In 1945 Norm got a part time job at Woodward’s Department Store in Vancouver where he worked until he went into teacher training at Vancouver Normal School in the early nineteen-fifties. Kathleen MacFarlane (later Henderson) was born in 1929 and grew up in Vancouver. Kathleen also went through teacher training at Vancouver Normal School. Norm and Kathleen (MacFarlane) Henderson were married in 1953 and moved to a small suite at Patterson Avenue and Kingsway. Norm was a teacher at Gilmore Avenue School and Kathleen taught at Nelson Avenue Elementary School. Norm was a member of West Burnaby United Church from 1941 until he and Kathleen moved to Richmond in 1959.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:47:34
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Interviewee Name
Henderson, Kathleen
Henderson, Norman "Norm"
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.
MSS171-012_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Norm and Kathleen Henderson

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