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Welcome to Burnaby Lord Willingdon

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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
A/V 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…
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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
A/V 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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Welcome to Burnaby Lord Willingdon

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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…
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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
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Welcome Committee for Earl Haig's visit to Burnaby

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[192-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people gathered along the side of a street in front of the Municipal Hall on Edmonds, with a large sign that reads, "EARL HAIG WELCOME TO BURNABY". The crowd is mostly men in suits, women in dresses and hats, and two girls. There are flags and streamers flying in the backgr…
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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 a group of people gathered along the side of a street in front of the Municipal Hall on Edmonds, with a large sign that reads, "EARL HAIG WELCOME TO BURNABY". The crowd is mostly men in suits, women in dresses and hats, and two girls. There are flags and streamers flying in the background. According to the accession register, they are the Welcome Committee for the visit of Earl Haig to Burnaby Municipal Hall. Only three people in the photograph have been tentatively identified: In the centre of the picture, directly behind the little girl it appears to be L. Claude Hill and to the right of him, his wife Annie. The third man to the left of Claude Hill appears to be Thomas Sanderson. The rest are unknown.
Subjects
Events - Visits of State
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Names
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Hill, Annie Sara Kenrick
Burnaby City Hall
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Accession Code
BV985.3137.4
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[192-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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
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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 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
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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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