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Municipal Hall during Royal Visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37684
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1939 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.4 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-272
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the former Municipal Hall during the visit of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Located at Kingsway, just east of Edmonds Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1939 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-272
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.4 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the former Municipal Hall during the visit of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Located at Kingsway, just east of Edmonds Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Persons - Crowds
Symbols - Flags
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Copy negative has a pink cast
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm
Item No.
485-067
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall on Kingsway. This photograph was taken during the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. A large group of spectators can be seen standing on either side of the street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Series
Civil Service records
Description Level
Item
Item No.
485-067
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall on Kingsway. This photograph was taken during the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. A large group of spectators can be seen standing on either side of the street.
Creator
John Shaw
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Geographic Features - Roads
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Princess Margaret's visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55625
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Item No.
486-019
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-019
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Princess Margaret's visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55626
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm
Item No.
486-020
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-020
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Princess Margaret's visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55627
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Item No.
486-021
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-021
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Princess Margaret's visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55628
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Item No.
486-022
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-022
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Princess Margaret's visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55629
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Item No.
486-023
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-023
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Princess Margaret's visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55630
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Item No.
486-024
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-024
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall for Princess Margaret's visit.
Creator
Charles MacSorley
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Lord Willingdon at Burnaby Municipal Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34506
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24.8 x 19.8 cm
Item No.
027-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lord Willingdon and Civic Officials standing on the steps of Burnaby Municipal Hall. A sign above the door reads, "Burnaby / Lord Willingdon."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
027-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24.8 x 19.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lord Willingdon and Civic Officials standing on the steps of Burnaby Municipal Hall. A sign above the door reads, "Burnaby / Lord Willingdon."
Photographer
Lloyd's Studio
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Events - Royal Visits
Officials - Elected Officials
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Annotation on lower right corner reads, "Lloyd Studio, McKay, BC / 14"
Key identifying a few people shown in the picture is taped to the back of the photo
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm
Item No.
485-066
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall on Kingsway. This photograph was taken during the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. A large group of spectators stand on either side of the street and the Burnaby Municipal Hall has been adorned with Union Jacks and…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Series
Civil Service records
Description Level
Item
Item No.
485-066
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large crowd gathered outside the Municipal Hall on Kingsway. This photograph was taken during the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. A large group of spectators stand on either side of the street and the Burnaby Municipal Hall has been adorned with Union Jacks and decorations. The woman standing in the foreground, to the right has been identified as Gladys Almond.
Creator
John Shaw
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Names
Almond, Gladys
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso reads: "Gladys Almond / Kingsway - 1935"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Flags for Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55620
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
486-014
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of 24 men and women wearing various uniforms standing on the steps of Burnaby Municipal Hall holding Union Jacks. The photograph was taken on the occasion of the 1951 Royal Visit. None of the people in the photograph are identified.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-014
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 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 group of 24 men and women wearing various uniforms standing on the steps of Burnaby Municipal Hall holding Union Jacks. The photograph was taken on the occasion of the 1951 Royal Visit. None of the people in the photograph are identified.
Photographer
Allan Studios
Creator
Charles MacSorley
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Symbols - Flags
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on caption
Caption on recto reads: "Flags for Princess Elizabeth & Prince Philip / Burnaby 1951"
Photographer's stamp on verso
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Welcome to Burnaby Lord Willingdon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34350
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11 x 16.6 cm
Item No.
020-057
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered on the steps of Burnaby Municipal Hall as part of the welcome reception for Lord and Lady Willingdon. They visited Burnaby in 1928 while Lord Willingdon was touring Canada in his role as Governor-General. A sing hanging over the door reads: Welcome to Bur…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-057
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11 x 16.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered on the steps of Burnaby Municipal Hall as part of the welcome reception for Lord and Lady Willingdon. They visited Burnaby in 1928 while Lord Willingdon was touring Canada in his role as Governor-General. A sing hanging over the door reads: Welcome to Burnaby Lord Willingdon.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Officials - Governor Generals
Events - Visits of State
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Willingdon, Lord (1866-1941)
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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The Prince of Wales at the Municipal Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto65791
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 19, 1919
Collection/Fonds
Field family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) ; 600 ppi
Item No.
521-023
Scope and Content
Photograph of then heir to the throne of Great Britain, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward of Wales, spending half an hour at the Municipal during his visit to Burnaby. He went on to become His Royal Majesty, King Edward VIII and later the His Royal Highness, the Duke of Windsor.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 19, 1919
Collection/Fonds
Field family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
521-023
Accession Number
2010-14
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) ; 600 ppi
Material Details
Item is a scan of a sepia photograph
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of then heir to the throne of Great Britain, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward of Wales, spending half an hour at the Municipal during his visit to Burnaby. He went on to become His Royal Majesty, King Edward VIII and later the His Royal Highness, the Duke of Windsor.
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Names
Burnaby City Hall
Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, 1936
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Welcome to Burnaby Lord Willingdon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto238
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Municipal Hall decorated for the visit of Lord Willingdon in 1928. Along the steps leading to the main entrance are women in ranger uniforms holding Union Jacks on poles. Lord Willingdon and other dignitaries are standing in front of the entrance. The doorway is decorated with…
  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
Photograph of Burnaby Municipal Hall decorated for the visit of Lord Willingdon in 1928. Along the steps leading to the main entrance are women in ranger uniforms holding Union Jacks on poles. Lord Willingdon and other dignitaries are standing in front of the entrance. The doorway is decorated with a sign that reads, "WELCOME TO BURNABY LORD WILLINGDON" There is a woman climbing up the steps towards Lord Willingdon. Lord Willingdon was Canada's Governor General at that time. The photographer is speculated to be Lloyd studio, because of the similarity with the photograph HV977.17.15 of Lord Willingdon's visit by Lloyd studio
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Officials - Governor Generals
Events - Visits of State
Events - Royal Visits
Symbols - Flags
Names
Willingdon, Lord (1866-1941)
Burnaby City Hall
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Accession Code
BV985.3137.8
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1928
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Related Material
For another photograph of the visit of Lord Willingdon at Burnaby Municipal Hall, see HV977.17.15
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Lloyd studio
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36217
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1939
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11.5 x 16 cm
Item No.
235-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Burnaby. A large group of spectators stand on either side of the street watching as the two royals pass by the Municipal Hall in a motorcade. Men and women are waving, many with hats in their raised hands and the Burnaby Municipal Hall…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1939
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
235-001
Accession Number
BHS989-26
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11.5 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Burnaby. A large group of spectators stand on either side of the street watching as the two royals pass by the Municipal Hall in a motorcade. Men and women are waving, many with hats in their raised hands and the Burnaby Municipal Hall has been adorned with Union Jacks and decorations.
Photographer
Lorimy, G.
Subjects
Events - Royal Visits
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Names
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 col. copy negative accompanying
Note on verso of print reads: ..."Mr. + Mrs. R. Bolton and daughter Mary in audience, Hugh M. Fraser Commissioner also in audience"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s immigration to the USA in 1904 at age 16, his return to Norway and marrying Martine, her parents emigration from Norway to Vancouver in 1930, her father’s purchase of an acre of land on Curtis Street and building a two ro…
Date Range
1904-1940
Length
0:11:22
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s immigration to the USA in 1904 at age 16, his return to Norway and marrying Martine, her parents emigration from Norway to Vancouver in 1930, her father’s purchase of an acre of land on Curtis Street and building a two room house for the family, Reidun’s birth in 1931, and the family’s move to Curtis Street in 1932. She talks about her childhood memories of playing on a big stump and cedar log in the yard.
Date Range
1904-1940
Length
0:11:22
Name
Seim, Sjur
Seim, Martine
Subject
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Land Clearing
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory652
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s chicken farm. She describes the farm buildings, other animals on the farm, and how her father operated the chicken farm, especially his approach to keeping the chickens disease free. She also talks about cutting down the …
Date Range
1934-1990
Length
0:15:30
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s chicken farm. She describes the farm buildings, other animals on the farm, and how her father operated the chicken farm, especially his approach to keeping the chickens disease free. She also talks about cutting down the alder at the back of the property for the chicken run, and building rock walls and a driveway with rocks taken off the property. She also describes how the property was subdivided in the 1980s.
Date Range
1934-1990
Length
0:15:30
Subject
Occupations - Farmers
Animals - Poultry
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of interview with Reidun Seim

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