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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of the work that he and his brother did on the roadways; Canada Way, Kingsway. He discusses helping out at the Hatt-Cook residence as a boy as well as the tram system of the time. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husb…
Date Range
1892-1911
Length
0:09:58
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of the work that he and his brother did on the roadways; Canada Way, Kingsway. He discusses helping out at the Hatt-Cook residence as a boy as well as the tram system of the time. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husband with these descriptions.
Date Range
1892-1911
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:58
Subject
Construction - Road Construction
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
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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_1
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 one of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.7 x 6 cm on page 17.3 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-133
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a newly cleared raodway running alondside a power line, most likely in the Yale area. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-133
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.7 x 6 cm on page 17.3 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a newly cleared raodway running alondside a power line, most likely in the Yale area. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
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The Trans-Provincial Highway, Italian's section

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.9 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-201
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a section of the Trans-Provincial Highway winding alongside the foot of a mountain. The location is identified only as around mile 24 of the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.). This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley a…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-201
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.9 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a section of the Trans-Provincial Highway winding alongside the foot of a mountain. The location is identified only as around mile 24 of the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.). This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Footings for overhead bridge, east side

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12.4 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-202
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of road construction work being undertaken on the Trans-Provincial Highway, outside Yale. This pictures shows the east bank bridge footings being built. The railway line can be seen running at the right of the picture. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who tr…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-202
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12.4 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of road construction work being undertaken on the Trans-Provincial Highway, outside Yale. This pictures shows the east bank bridge footings being built. The railway line can be seen running at the right of the picture. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
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Footings for overhead bridge, west side

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-203
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of road construction work being undertaken on the Trans-Provincial Highway, outside Yale. This pictures shows the west bank bridge footings being built. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construct…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-203
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of road construction work being undertaken on the Trans-Provincial Highway, outside Yale. This pictures shows the west bank bridge footings being built. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
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Donna Fahrni and Dale Friesen

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 26, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-1269
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donna Fahrni and Dale Friesen at the construction site of on-ramp near Regent Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 26, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1269
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donna Fahrni and Dale Friesen at the construction site of on-ramp near Regent Street.
Photographer
Morstad, John
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Names
Fahrni, Donna
Friesen, Dale
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black and blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "Shot in colour / Burn / Morstad / 1587 / 67% Bby p. 1"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Accompanying caption reads: "July 26, 1998 1587: / Donna Fahrini and dale Friesen surrounded by the on-ramp construction causing them much trouble. These Regent Street residents are tired of the disruption to their community."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 16, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 23.5 cm
Item No.
535-1314
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the nearly completed Royal Oak Avenue realignment project.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 16, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1314
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 23.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the nearly completed Royal Oak Avenue realignment project.
Photographer
Ponne, Simone
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1689 A Bby Simone Bby 2 46%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 7, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 21 cm
Item No.
535-1372
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction at the Royal Oak connector in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 7, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1372
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 21 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction at the Royal Oak connector in Burnaby.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bartel Bby 1991"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Accompanying caption reads: "Oct 7, 1998 1991: / Motorists get a taste of the new and old as construction winds down the new Royal Oak connector Monday."
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Construction of the Caribou Road to freeway link-up

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 18.5 cm
Item No.
480-258
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction of the Cariboo Road to 401 Freeway link-up. This was built in an effort to "ease [the] bottleneck of traffic at Stormount [sic] Interchange." The 401 Freeway is now known as the Trans Canada Highway.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-258
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 18.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction of the Cariboo Road to 401 Freeway link-up. This was built in an effort to "ease [the] bottleneck of traffic at Stormount [sic] Interchange." The 401 Freeway is now known as the Trans Canada Highway.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Construction is now well underway on the new Caribou Road-freeway link-up which will ease bottleneck of traffic at Stormount [sic] Interchange."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Trans Canada Highway
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-273
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Cariboo Road Overpass at the begining stage of its construction.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-273
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Cariboo Road Overpass at the begining stage of its construction.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Road builders created a sandpile for a giant with the first stage of the $917, 000 Cariboo Rd. overpass in Burnaby. Started several weeks ago the overpass actually consists of two bridges - one crossing railway tracks and Government St., the other spanning the Brunette River - and is expected to be complete early next year."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Burnaby - Trans Canada Highway
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 1955
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a section of Jubilee Avenue; the entire span of the paved road has been dug up and two trucks are visible driving over the muddy ground.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a section of Jubilee Avenue; the entire span of the paved road has been dug up and two trucks are visible driving over the muddy ground.
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Transportation - Trucks
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Accession Code
BV004.7.5
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
May 1955
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Related Material
For another photograph of roadwork scene at Jubilee Avenue, see BV004.7.6
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Jubilee Ave/ May 1955"
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 1955
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a section of Jubilee Avenue; the entire span of the paved road has been dug up and a line of dump trucks are driving over the muddy ground in the distance.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a section of Jubilee Avenue; the entire span of the paved road has been dug up and a line of dump trucks are driving over the muddy ground in the distance.
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Transportation - Trucks
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Accession Code
BV004.7.6
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
May 1955
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Related Material
For another photograph of roadwork scene at Jubilee Avenue, see BV004.7.5
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "At its worst/ Jubilee Ave/ South Burnaby/ May 1955"
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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
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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 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
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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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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1918]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.7 x 16.3 cm
Item No.
131-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Strangman (not identified) and a road works crew taking a break outside.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1918]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
131-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.7 x 16.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Strangman (not identified) and a road works crew taking a break outside.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Names
Strangman, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1918]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.4 x 16.3 cm
Item No.
131-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified road construction crew and machinery.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1918]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
131-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.4 x 16.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified road construction crew and machinery.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1928] (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.
204-038
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of George Pearson's sidewalk crew mixing cement.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1928] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-038
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 George Pearson's sidewalk crew mixing cement.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1928] (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.
204-040
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a sidewalk laid by George Pearson and his crew in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1928] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-040
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 a sidewalk laid by George Pearson and his crew in Burnaby.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 20, 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.
556-534
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows view of road construction on Broadway behind the Lake City Industrial Park.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 20, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-534
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 view of road construction on Broadway behind the Lake City Industrial Park.
Photographer
Campbell, Peg
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Broadway
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1978
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-271
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Stormont Overpass which would provide a direct link from the Trans Canada Highway (previously named the 401 Freeway) to the Lougheed Highway and Simon Fraser University. This was taken when the excavation work was completed, and grading and paving still need to be done.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1978
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-271
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Stormont Overpass which would provide a direct link from the Trans Canada Highway (previously named the 401 Freeway) to the Lougheed Highway and Simon Fraser University. This was taken when the excavation work was completed, and grading and paving still need to be done.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "Altair Aviation / photo by / Craig Hodge"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Burnaby - Trans Canada Highway
Burnaby - Gaglardi Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Cameron Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1978
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-272
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Stormont Overpass which would provide a direct link from the 401 Freeway to the Lougheed Highway and Simon Fraser University. This was taken when the excavation work was completed, and grading and paving still need to be done.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1978
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-272
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Stormont Overpass which would provide a direct link from the 401 Freeway to the Lougheed Highway and Simon Fraser University. This was taken when the excavation work was completed, and grading and paving still need to be done.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "After six years, work on the Stormont interchange in Burnaby is only a few weeks from completion. The huge clover-leaf junction of Gaglardi Way and the Freeway is on the top left-hand corner, with Gaglardi Way approaching from the bottom right where a bridge has been completed over the Burlington Northern tracks. An embankment linking that bridge with one over the Brunette River awaits only a layer of tarmac, and a path has been cleared through the woods to link up with the clover-leaf. The present access to the Freeway is along the road running from the left to right across the middle of the picture. The interchange will open next month."
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "Altair Aviation / photo by / Craig Hodge"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Burnaby - Trans Canada Highway
Burnaby - Gaglardi Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Cameron Area
Images
Less detail

Cariboo Cloverleaf, Government Road and Gaglardi Way

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45379
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 19 cm
Item No.
480-274
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Cariboo Cloverleaf, and the Government Road overpass construction that would join it with Gaglardi Way.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-274
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 19 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Cariboo Cloverleaf, and the Government Road overpass construction that would join it with Gaglardi Way.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on recto of photograph reads: "Cariboo cloverleaf in foreground and Government Road overpass construction (centre) will join with Gaglardi Way (top of pic)."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - Gaglardi Way
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Cameron Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-275
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Stormont Overpass which would provide a direct link from the Trans Canada Highway (previously named the 401 Freeway) to the Lougheed Highway and Simon Fraser University. This was taken when the excavation work was completed, and paving still need to be done.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-275
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Stormont Overpass which would provide a direct link from the Trans Canada Highway (previously named the 401 Freeway) to the Lougheed Highway and Simon Fraser University. This was taken when the excavation work was completed, and paving still need to be done.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "One of the biggest Highways"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Burnaby - Trans Canada Highway
Burnaby - Gaglardi Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Cameron Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a street that is cleared, possibly in preparation for a highway or an overpass. The clearing for the street is several lanes wide, and in the distance, an overpass bridge can be seen. There are houses and along both sides of the cleared street. The location is unidentified, but it …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a street that is cleared, possibly in preparation for a highway or an overpass. The clearing for the street is several lanes wide, and in the distance, an overpass bridge can be seen. There are houses and along both sides of the cleared street. The location is unidentified, but it is likely that the photograph was taken in Burnaby.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV976.251.27
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
22-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
The print is made as a black and white print from a colour negative film
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a newly constructed overpass, with a roadway below prepared for construction. An unidentified man is standing on the right side. The location is unidentified, but it is likely that the photograph was taken in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a newly constructed overpass, with a roadway below prepared for construction. An unidentified man is standing on the right side. The location is unidentified, but it is likely that the photograph was taken in Burnaby.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV976.251.29
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
22-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
The print is made as a black and white print from a colour negative film
Images
Less detail

Road construction on Kingsway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34040
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912]
Collection/Fonds
Stride family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 8.0 x 10.5 cm
Item No.
001-016
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of road construction on Kingsway at 18th Avenue. Men and horses are working, and houses can be seen on the left side.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912]
Collection/Fonds
Stride family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
001-016
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 8.0 x 10.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of road construction on Kingsway at 18th Avenue. Men and horses are working, and houses can be seen on the left side.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Transportation - Horses
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w photograph accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Edmonds Area
Images
Less detail

Rock cut round the first tunnel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34405
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-112
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a road bed being cut along a rock face. A caption written under the photograph reads "rock cut round the first tunnel - the far side." The picture was taken near Yale, BC. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-112
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a road bed being cut along a rock face. A caption written under the photograph reads "rock cut round the first tunnel - the far side." The picture was taken near Yale, BC. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rock Formations
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail

Rock cut round the first tunnel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34406
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12.2 cm on page 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-113
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a road bed being cut along a rock face. A caption written under the photograph reads "rock cut round the first tunnel - the near side." The picture was taken near Yale, BC. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-113
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12.2 cm on page 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a road bed being cut along a rock face. A caption written under the photograph reads "rock cut round the first tunnel - the near side." The picture was taken near Yale, BC. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rock Formations
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail

Cut at 1st Tunnel Under Construction - Pete Grundahl's Gang

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34411
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on page 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-118
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a work crew hauling rocks and preparing a site for road construction. A caption accompanying the photograph reads "Cut at 1st Tunnel Under Construction - Pete Grundahl's Gang." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-118
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on page 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a work crew hauling rocks and preparing a site for road construction. A caption accompanying the photograph reads "Cut at 1st Tunnel Under Construction - Pete Grundahl's Gang." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rock Formations
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Images
Less detail

Rock cut in Fraser River Canyon at Mile 24

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34414
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.9 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.1 cm
Item No.
020-121
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of rock that has been cut in preparation for railroad construction. A caption acompanying the photograph reads: "rock cut in Fraser River Canyon at Mile 24." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the cons…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-121
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.9 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of rock that has been cut in preparation for railroad construction. A caption acompanying the photograph reads: "rock cut in Fraser River Canyon at Mile 24." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rock Formations
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Fraser Canyon
Images
Less detail

The Three Ways Through the Canyon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34415
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.1 cm
Item No.
020-122
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the view looking down the Fraser River. On the right, in the background, the CNR line is visible, while on the left can be seen the CPR line (closer to the river) and the Trans-Provincial Highway above that. These three routes are what is being referred to in the caption that accomp…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-122
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the view looking down the Fraser River. On the right, in the background, the CNR line is visible, while on the left can be seen the CPR line (closer to the river) and the Trans-Provincial Highway above that. These three routes are what is being referred to in the caption that accompanies the picture, and which reads: "The Three Ways Through the Canyon." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rivers
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Fraser Canyon
British Columbia - Fraser River
Images
Less detail

Johnson and two of his gang

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34423
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7.9 x 12.7 cm on page 16.2 x 17.9 cm
Item No.
020-130
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of three men, two standing and one sitting, with a wheelbarrow loaded with rocks resting front of them. One of the standing men holds a sledgehammer and the other has a shovel. A caption accompanying the photograph reads: "Johnson and two of his gang." This photograph appears to have be…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-130
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7.9 x 12.7 cm on page 16.2 x 17.9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three men, two standing and one sitting, with a wheelbarrow loaded with rocks resting front of them. One of the standing men holds a sledgehammer and the other has a shovel. A caption accompanying the photograph reads: "Johnson and two of his gang." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Occupations - Labourers
Transportation - Wheelbarrows
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Hope
Images
Less detail

Johnson's gang on the first mile west of Yale

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34425
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.7 x 9.6 cm on page 17.3 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-132
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a work crew of eight men resting alongside a newly cleared roadway. Two wheelbarrows and numerous wooden planks can be seen laying on the road. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-132
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.7 x 9.6 cm on page 17.3 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a work crew of eight men resting alongside a newly cleared roadway. Two wheelbarrows and numerous wooden planks can be seen laying on the road. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Occupations - Labourers
Transportation - Wheelbarrows
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.2 x 12.1 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-173
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a cart sitting on a snow-covered track near Yale. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "Yale West Section, The Rock Bluff." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-173
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.2 x 12.1 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a cart sitting on a snow-covered track near Yale. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "Yale West Section, The Rock Bluff." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9.7 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-174
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow-covered trail that has been cleared and staked. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-174
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9.7 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow-covered trail that has been cleared and staked. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12.2 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-175
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a snow-covered trail running alongside a track and power poles. A caption written under the photograph reads: "Norwegian's work," and this photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Pro…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-175
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12.2 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a snow-covered trail running alongside a track and power poles. A caption written under the photograph reads: "Norwegian's work," and this photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the late 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9.5 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
020-177
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow-covered road through a line of trees. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "The General's Cut" and the location is identified as Emory Creek. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-177
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9.5 cm on page 17.4 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow-covered road through a line of trees. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "The General's Cut" and the location is identified as Emory Creek. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Emory Creek
Images
Less detail

Rock bluff over complete roadway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34491
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.4 cm
Item No.
020-198
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a rock roadway identified as the Canadian Pacific Railway roadway near Yale, BC. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway du…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-198
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.5 x 26.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a rock roadway identified as the Canadian Pacific Railway roadway near Yale, BC. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rocks
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 23, 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.
556-291
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a municipal road crew resurfacing Boundary Road near Imperial Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 23, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-291
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 municipal road crew resurfacing Boundary Road near Imperial Street.
Photographer
Ross, Martha
Subjects
Occupations - Civic Workers
Construction - Road Construction
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Images
Less detail

Road work in progess - View of the city in the background

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59140
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
480-1478
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a road under construction and labourers.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1478
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
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 road under construction and labourers.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Construction
Construction - Road Construction
Occupations - Labourers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
Note on verso reads: "Page A-4 / Burnaby / Today / PMT 100%"
Images
Less detail

Clearing Douglas Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto560
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of men in work clothes clearing Doulgas Road. A group of men to the right side of the photograph have shovels in their hands and are clearing rocks from the road. There is a small girl in a blouse and skirt standing beside two horses pulling a cart. Behind her is a group of men in wor…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of men in work clothes clearing Doulgas Road. A group of men to the right side of the photograph have shovels in their hands and are clearing rocks from the road. There is a small girl in a blouse and skirt standing beside two horses pulling a cart. Behind her is a group of men in work clothes as well. There is fenced land to the right of the photograph, and electric power poles and trees line both sides of the road. The accession register and inscription on the photograph identify this as Douglas Road (later renamed in part Canada Way). An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Working on Douglas Road on hill above Burnaby Lake. No Date."
Subjects
Transportation - Horses
Construction Tools and Equipment
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.99.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Horses and crews working

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34343
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.4 x 24.2 cm
Item No.
020-050
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of numerous horse teams and workmen working along a road at an unknown location. This may be in the Deroche of Nicomen Island area of British Columbia. A sign on the road reads: Danger / Go Slow.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-050
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 12 cm on page 17.4 x 24.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of numerous horse teams and workmen working along a road at an unknown location. This may be in the Deroche of Nicomen Island area of British Columbia. A sign on the road reads: Danger / Go Slow.
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Occupations - Labourers
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Wagons
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7.8 x 11.3 cm on page 17.3 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-131
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men, one seated on a wagon behind a team of two horses and the other standing to the left. The photograph is captioned: "Bob and his team" although no other identification is given. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser Rive…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-131
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7.8 x 11.3 cm on page 17.3 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men, one seated on a wagon behind a team of two horses and the other standing to the left. The photograph is captioned: "Bob and his team" although no other identification is given. This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Occupations - Labourers
Transportation - Wagons
Transportation - Horses
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Hope
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 10, [1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Item No.
020-178
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of three men standing on a wooden bridge next to two large boulders which have tumbled down from the rocky slope above. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "Rock slide, Dec. 10th. Derailed Imperial Limited at 4am abd bent the overhead Bridge." This photograph appears to have…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 10, [1926]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-178
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm on page 17.5 x 26.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of three men standing on a wooden bridge next to two large boulders which have tumbled down from the rocky slope above. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "Rock slide, Dec. 10th. Derailed Imperial Limited at 4am abd bent the overhead Bridge." This photograph appears to have been taken by Arthur Peers, who travelled through the Fraser River Valley and worked on the construction of the Trans-Provincial Highway during the later 1920s.
Photographer
Peers, Arthur
Subjects
Structures - Bridges
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Features - Rocks
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Yale
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1929] (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.
204-174
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam shovel possibly operated by Bill Speirs for the municipality of Burnaby during road construction.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1929] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-174
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 a steam shovel possibly operated by Bill Speirs for the municipality of Burnaby during road construction.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Public Services - Public Works
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (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.
204-175
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Speirs operating a steam shovel for the municipality of Burnaby. Here he is working on the roads around Gilley Avenue and Imperial Street (formerly Windsor Street).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-175
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
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Speirs operating a steam shovel for the municipality of Burnaby. Here he is working on the roads around Gilley Avenue and Imperial Street (formerly Windsor Street).
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Construction Tools and Equipment
Names
Speirs, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gilley Avenue
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - Windsor Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (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.
204-176
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Speirs operating a steam shovel. Bill and his wife, Dell Speirs, moved to Burnaby from Edmonton in 1929.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-176
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 Bill Speirs operating a steam shovel. Bill and his wife, Dell Speirs, moved to Burnaby from Edmonton in 1929.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Construction Tools and Equipment
Names
Speirs, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (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.
204-467
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a municipal road crew. Identified: (far left) George H. Thomson. This was George Thomson's first job after arriving in Burnaby from London, England. He would later open Thomson's Cash Grocery stores. Note the horse drawn wagon used to haul materials.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-467
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 a municipal road crew. Identified: (far left) George H. Thomson. This was George Thomson's first job after arriving in Burnaby from London, England. He would later open Thomson's Cash Grocery stores. Note the horse drawn wagon used to haul materials.
Subjects
Transportation - Horses
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Transportation - Wagons
Names
Thomson, George H.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Widening of Scott Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto56677
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1976, published March 24, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 14 cm
Item No.
480-531
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the process of widening Scott Road undertaken by the provincial government. Citizens were upset as this process included cutting down century-old trees (stumps of these former trees are visible in this photograph).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1976, published March 24, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-531
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the process of widening Scott Road undertaken by the provincial government. Citizens were upset as this process included cutting down century-old trees (stumps of these former trees are visible in this photograph).
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Construction - Road Construction
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Road-widening on Scott Rd. in Surrey has taken its toll of old trees."
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Surrey
Images
Less detail

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