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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (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.
549-014
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of trees on Burnaby Mountain.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (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.
549-014
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 trees on Burnaby Mountain.
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.6 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-011
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kask's Camp taken from a higher elevation. Cabins can be seen.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-011
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.6 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kask's Camp taken from a higher elevation. Cabins can be seen.
Names
Kask's Camp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.3 x 5.6 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Kask family home at Kask Camp. Sitting on the porch, left to right, are; Jennie Kask, David Kask, Jack Kask, and Volya.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-002
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.3 x 5.6 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Kask family home at Kask Camp. Sitting on the porch, left to right, are; Jennie Kask, David Kask, Jack Kask, and Volya.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Kask Camp
Kask, David
Kask, Jack
Kask, Jenny
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Jack Kask at Kask Filling Station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37415
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939 or 1940] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.8 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Kask at 10 years old, standing in front of Kask Filling Station at Kask Camp, Barnet Road. He is standing beside a "Signal" gas pump.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939 or 1940] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-003
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.8 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Kask at 10 years old, standing in front of Kask Filling Station at Kask Camp, Barnet Road. He is standing beside a "Signal" gas pump.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Service Stations
Names
Kask, Jack
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[ca. 1939] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of one of William "Bill" Kask, Sr.'s, first gas trucks (reading "Signal" on the side). Four men are sitting or standing on the truck. William "Bill" Kask, Jr., is on the left.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[ca. 1939] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-004
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of one of William "Bill" Kask, Sr.'s, first gas trucks (reading "Signal" on the side). Four men are sitting or standing on the truck. William "Bill" Kask, Jr., is on the left.
Subjects
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Kask, William, Jr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the village at Kask Camp. Kask Filling Station can be seen in the upper centre.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-005
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the village at Kask Camp. Kask Filling Station can be seen in the upper centre.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Names
Kask Camp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kask General Store with four people standing in front. Left to right: Australian Bob Crafter and three unidentified young people.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-007
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kask General Store with four people standing in front. Left to right: Australian Bob Crafter and three unidentified young people.
Names
Crafter, Bob
Kask General Store
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Bob Crafter and Bill Kask, Sr.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37420
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-008
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Australian Bob Crafter and William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of Kask General Store.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-008
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Australian Bob Crafter and William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of Kask General Store.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Crafter, Bob
Kask General Store
Kask, William "Bill", Sr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930 or 1931]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.6 cm
Item No.
016-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Barnet School teacher and her class sitting and standing in rows outside the school. Annotation on back of photograph reads, "Barnet School, Barnet BC, 1928", however later information suggests that it is more likely 1930 or 1931.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930 or 1931]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
016-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Barnet School teacher and her class sitting and standing in rows outside the school. Annotation on back of photograph reads, "Barnet School, Barnet BC, 1928", however later information suggests that it is more likely 1930 or 1931.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7820 Barnet Road
Burnaby - Barnet Village
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Kask's Filling Station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35533
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-391
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kask's Filling Station, Kask's Camp, Barnet Road. It was located next to Kask's General Store to serve residents of the 30 to 35 rental cabins, plus the Kask home. The Kasks also operated a steam bath.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-391
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kask's Filling Station, Kask's Camp, Barnet Road. It was located next to Kask's General Store to serve residents of the 30 to 35 rental cabins, plus the Kask home. The Kasks also operated a steam bath.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Buildings - Commercial - Service Stations
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory105
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Amy Wright's memories of growing up in North Burnaby, as well as Logan Wright and Jim Haddon's memories of Blind Lake (also known as Squint Lake), where the clubhouse now stands at the golf course at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:18
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Amy Wright's memories of growing up in North Burnaby, as well as Logan Wright and Jim Haddon's memories of Blind Lake (also known as Squint Lake), where the clubhouse now stands at the golf course at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:18
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
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Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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 interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's descriptions of road construction in Burnaby, including the names of the settlers and logging companies involved in their construction. Alfred discusses the changes that took place during World War I, along with municipal Relief work that he t…
Date Range
1903-1940
Length
0:09:46
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's descriptions of road construction in Burnaby, including the names of the settlers and logging companies involved in their construction. Alfred discusses the changes that took place during World War I, along with municipal Relief work that he took part in at Burnaby Mountain. Alfred also discusses early schools and mentions his wife, Ada Bingham.
Date Range
1903-1940
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:09:46
Subject
Construction - Road Construction
Land Clearing
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-2_Track_3
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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 Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory257
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads "WHAT THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT LOOKED LIKE IN 1919-20-21-22" and "1st and SECOND SETTLERS IN THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT" both written in 1963.
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:44
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads "WHAT THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT LOOKED LIKE IN 1919-20-21-22" and "1st and SECOND SETTLERS IN THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT" both written in 1963.
Date Range
1919-1939
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:09:44
Subject
Land Clearing
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-2_Track_7
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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 seven of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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