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Digney film 1 - Outdoor Christmas display

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10592
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1954 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of an outdoor Christmas display with a mechanical Santa, his sleigh and two reindeer with "Merry Xmas Happy New Year" in behind. Reindeer part of the display rotates on a motor. This could be in Burnaby outside of the Digney's home on Kaymar Drive. The wooden display was created by And…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1954 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of an outdoor Christmas display with a mechanical Santa, his sleigh and two reindeer with "Merry Xmas Happy New Year" in behind. Reindeer part of the display rotates on a motor. This could be in Burnaby outside of the Digney's home on Kaymar Drive. The wooden display was created by Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kaymar Drive
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Digney family in Burnaby, Okanagan, Vancouver, Victoria, California and Seattle

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10593
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1954 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (23 min., 34 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of twenty eight short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents family events, gatherings and vacations. The film opens with an outd…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1954 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (23 min., 34 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of twenty eight short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents family events, gatherings and vacations. The film opens with an outdoor Christmas display and is followed by several other film segments taking place in Burnaby at 7749 Kaymur Drive; 6521 Bonsor Street and Brentwood Mall as well as Okanagon Lake Resort; California; Seattle; Vancouver and Victoria.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Digitized film is a copy from original 8 mm film
Twelve Film segments from this compilation with Burnaby content are described at item level and available for viewing on Heritage Burnaby: BV019.18.2.1; BV019.18.2.2; BV019.2.3; BV019.18.2.4; BV019.18.2.6; BV019.18.2.11; BV019.18.2.12; BV019.18.2.13; BV019.18.2.15; BV019.18.2.16; BV019.18.2.22; BV019.18.2.28
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Creator
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Andy
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
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Digney film 2 - Great Dane

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10632
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney's Great Dane playing in the yard of the Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The elaborate dog house was built by Andy Digney.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney's Great Dane playing in the yard of the Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The elaborate dog house was built by Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney family home at Christmas

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85470
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1min., 18 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Item No.
562-002-6
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of the Digney family at Christmas. Film opens with views of a rhododendrun bush and moves into footage showing the outside and inside their home at Christmas time.
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-6
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1min., 18 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of the Digney family at Christmas. Film opens with views of a rhododendrun bush and moves into footage showing the outside and inside their home at Christmas time.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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Digney film 2 - Yard and back of house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10636
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1958 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (33 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of the back porch and yard of Alice and Andy Digney's home at 7749 Kaymur Drive in Burnaby.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1958 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (33 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of the back porch and yard of Alice and Andy Digney's home at 7749 Kaymur Drive in Burnaby.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7749 Kaymar Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-1
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the construction of the Oak Theatre in 1936, the opening of the theatre held on August 4, 1937, the theatre with snow in the winter and the Digney family home and neighborhood . Andy Digney moved with his family from Manitoba …
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-1
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the construction of the Oak Theatre in 1936, the opening of the theatre held on August 4, 1937, the theatre with snow in the winter and the Digney family home and neighborhood . Andy Digney moved with his family from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1936 and purchased 2 acres of land where he settled with his family and built the Oak Theatre which was located at 5000 Kingsway (Marlborough & Kingsway). The theatre was located on a 2 acre parcel of land and had a 350 seat capacity and offered valet parking. Construction crews with men and horses can be seen laying the foundation and erecting the walls of the theatre and crowds of people and cars are seen arriving outside the theatre on opening day.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Oak Theatre'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Openings
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Animals - Horses
Names
Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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Through the Lens of Andy Digney

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10099
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of original film), edited and narrated in 2016
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Burnaby resident Andy Digney captured footage of Burnaby and beyond from 1934 to 1964. This short, narrated film features a compilation of the Digney footage created and narrated by the Burnaby Village Museum. Highlights include the construction of the Oak Theatre, a Depression-era May Day workers’…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of original film), edited and narrated in 2016
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.1
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
278 MB
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Burnaby resident Andy Digney captured footage of Burnaby and beyond from 1934 to 1964. This short, narrated film features a compilation of the Digney footage created and narrated by the Burnaby Village Museum. Highlights include the construction of the Oak Theatre, a Depression-era May Day workers’ parade, and visits to locations throughout the Lower Mainland, including Grouse Mountain, Burnaby’s Central Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
History/Biography
Andy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1935 and chose the site of their new theatre and home at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. The Oak Theatre - which opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black. Andy was a very involved member of the Burnaby community becoming the founding president of the Lion's club and the chairman of the committee raising money for war bonds during World War II. In 1944, Andy suffered a severe heart attack, forcing him to retire, so in 1945 he sold the theatre to Odeon Theatres of Canada who continued to operate at this location until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. Andy and his family relocated to a home on Bonsor Avenue on 3/4 acres where he spent much of his time cultivating a lovely garden. In about 1946, Andy was approached by the B.C. Midget Auto Racing Association, who were looking for a good location to race the smaller, racing cars, popular at the time. Andy was interested and purchased 10 acres of property located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue and built a race track. The Digney Speedway opened on July 8, 1948 with stands that had capacity of holding 4500 people. In 1949, when the popularity of midget racing declined, Digney started racing roadsters. However, he struggled to find local drivers, and it was expensive to bring in drivers from elsewhere. In 1951 Digney found a winner: jalopy racing. Local men would buy 1930s cars and strip them down, remove the glass, and weld the doors shut. By early 1952 over forty cars were showing up for jalopy races. By the early 1950s the Speedway was well established, with coverage in the sports pages and on radio. Andy's son Ernest Digney (also known as Dig) worked at the race track but moved away with his wife in 1951 to work in Seattle. Andy and his wife Joyce, along with their two young sons, Paul and Bruce returned to Burnaby in 1953 moving into a 550 square foot apartment located above the Digney Speedway restrooms. In 1954 Simpson Sears built a large store on Kingsway and their parking lot came up to the back garden of the family home on Bonsor Avenue. Andy thought of building small stores on his property but in the end decided to build a bowling alley, clearing out his beautiful garden. The Digney Bowl opened on August 19,1955 and Andy Digney, his wife Alice, son 'Dig' and daughter in law Joyce all worked at both the Speedway and the bowling alley. In 1956 Andy decided to finally retire and sold the bowling alley and home to his son 'Dig' which he paid for over time. 'Dig' and his family moved into the house on Bonsor Avenue and ran the bowling alley until their son Bruce took over in 1980. Andy Digney died in 1964 while travelling with his wife in England. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents
City of Burnaby Archives holds the original Digney film masters (562.003) that this narrated segment was disseminated from
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney Speedway
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Video Tracks
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Digney film 2 - Family in Burnaby, Construction of Sears building and wedding

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10598
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (26 min., 51 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film opens with scenes of different dogs playing outside; exterior of Andy and Alice Digney’s house on Kaymar Drive; interior of the Digney bowling alley with pins being reset; interior of Andy Digney’s greenhouse at his house on Kaym…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (26 min., 51 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film opens with scenes of different dogs playing outside; exterior of Andy and Alice Digney’s house on Kaymar Drive; interior of the Digney bowling alley with pins being reset; interior of Andy Digney’s greenhouse at his house on Kaymar Drive; construction of the Sears building in [1954] behind Digney home at 3698 Bonsor Street; unidentified outdoor wedding attended by the Digney's and Swans; Campbell family gathering in Victoria; gathering of friends and family inside Alice and Andy Digney’s home on Kaymar Drive before they leave for their World tour in 1964.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Digitized film is a copy from original 8 mm film
Nine Film segments from this compilation are described at item level and available for viewing on Heritage Burnaby: BV019.18.3.1; BV019.18.3.5; BV019.18.3.9 to BV019.3.13 and BV019.18.3.16
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view entire content
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Bowling
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kaymar Drive
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Digney Film 3 - Construction of Digney Bowling Alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10648
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1955 (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (8 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Digney Bowling Alley in Burnaby. The bowling alley was built on the west side of the Digney family home located at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). The film documents Ozzie Cavello using his bulldozer to clear the la…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1955 (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (8 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Digney Bowling Alley in Burnaby. The bowling alley was built on the west side of the Digney family home located at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). The film documents Ozzie Cavello using his bulldozer to clear the land followed by construction workers laying cinder block walls, a large crane helping to lay steel girders and lumber for the roof. The opening footage is taken from the parking lot of the Simpson Sears store on Kingsway. The Film segment closes with large flower arrangements gathered around the entrance of the Digney Bowling Alley in honour of the grand opening with Andy Digney and his brother in law Sydney Swan at the entrance.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Digney Bowling Alley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 3 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-1
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 1' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour providing a look into activities of Andy Digney and his family while they resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Footage documents outdoor activities such as camping…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-1
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 3 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 1' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour providing a look into activities of Andy Digney and his family while they resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Footage documents outdoor activities such as camping,fishing, boating, golfing, swimming, picnicing and a parade in Banff, Alberta.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Picnics
Recreational Activities - Golf
Geographic Features - Rivers
Events - Parades
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Alberta - Banff
Manitoba
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-2
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 2' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour opening with a glimpse of a dog show in the winter outside the Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba. Andy Digney appears in a hat in front of a poster. He sol…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-2
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 2' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour opening with a glimpse of a dog show in the winter outside the Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba. Andy Digney appears in a hat in front of a poster. He sold the Oak Theatre in 1935 when the family moved to British Columbia. Other glimpses provide a view of an ice jam on the Assinboine River,Brandon floods, the Sandhills animal farm, the North Hill Motorcycle hill climb and an RCMP show in Regina.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Geographic Features - Rivers
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Manitoba
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-5
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 5. The film segment opens with black and white footage of a Burnaby May Day Parade. Children are seen in costumes pushing carriages and bicycles along with pets as they come to gather at Central Park for judging. This event is followed with…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-5
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 5. The film segment opens with black and white footage of a Burnaby May Day Parade. Children are seen in costumes pushing carriages and bicycles along with pets as they come to gather at Central Park for judging. This event is followed with colour footage of a gymkhana event with people riding horses at the Lubbock farm in Burnaby and closes with Victory Bond fundraising outside the Oak Theatre, a parade on Kingsway and contrails from an airplane. Many of the men can be seen marching in the parade with their A.R.P. (Air Raid Precautions) uniforms and arm bands.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Events - May Day
Animals - Horses
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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Travels to Ontario, Quebec and England

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85245
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 42 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-8
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 8. Most of the film is in black and white but switches to a pinky hue about 3/4 of the way through. The film footage provides views of road travels with the Digney family as they drive around Ontario and into Detroit via the Windsor Bridge.…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-8
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 42 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 8. Most of the film is in black and white but switches to a pinky hue about 3/4 of the way through. The film footage provides views of road travels with the Digney family as they drive around Ontario and into Detroit via the Windsor Bridge. Footage includes travels to Niagara Falls and the power plant, the gates of the CNE and the Toronto skyline, a scene in Quebec where the Digney car is being loaded on board a large ship, followed by glimpses of life aboard the oceanliner as the family travels to England. Once in England, the family is seen enjoying a picnic with relatives and the film cuts and ends with a scene of a polo match.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Ships
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
England
Ontario - Toronto
Quebec
Video Tracks
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Travels to England # 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85246
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 31 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-9
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 9. The film alternates between black and white and a rosy hue of colour. The film continues from item 562-003-9 and provides views of England and the countryside as the Digney family travels by car visiting various landmarks and castles alo…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-9
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 31 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 9. The film alternates between black and white and a rosy hue of colour. The film continues from item 562-003-9 and provides views of England and the countryside as the Digney family travels by car visiting various landmarks and castles along the way.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
England
Video Tracks
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Travels to England # 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85247
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 25 sec.) : digital, b&w, si.
Item No.
562-003-10
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent black and white film segment identified as Reel 10. This film continues from item number 562-003-11, following the Digney family as they continue to travel through England. It interchanges with views of the seaside and the Henley airshow, followed by footage of the Chang…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-10
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 25 sec.) : digital, b&w, si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent black and white film segment identified as Reel 10. This film continues from item number 562-003-11, following the Digney family as they continue to travel through England. It interchanges with views of the seaside and the Henley airshow, followed by footage of the Changing of the Guards, Liverpool, a storm on the Atlantic, an iceberg and the St. Lawrence seaway.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Ships
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Air
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
England
Quebec
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1952]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 9 min., 43 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-18
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 18 and contains footage interchanging between colour and black and white, showing the Digney family trip to San Francisco and California. The footage starts off rather poor. It provides views of; the islands surrounding San Francisco; cactu…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1952]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-18
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 9 min., 43 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 18 and contains footage interchanging between colour and black and white, showing the Digney family trip to San Francisco and California. The footage starts off rather poor. It provides views of; the islands surrounding San Francisco; cactus gardens; the Pismo Beach zoo; a Circus; the Aurora Speedway in Seattle; a beach; garden sculptures; views from Telegraph Hill; clearing a California hwy and closes with Paul, Joyce and Dot Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1934 and 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 optical discs (approx. 2 hrs, 40 min) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a collection of 18 short films on DVD. These films were created by Andy Digney using his 8 mm camera and provide views of the Digney family gatherings, trips, vacations at home and abroad. They also provide glimpses of Burnaby parades, celebrations and the Digney Speedway. The 18 segments h…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1934 and 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
2 optical discs (approx. 2 hrs, 40 min) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a collection of 18 short films on DVD. These films were created by Andy Digney using his 8 mm camera and provide views of the Digney family gatherings, trips, vacations at home and abroad. They also provide glimpses of Burnaby parades, celebrations and the Digney Speedway. The 18 segments have all been described at item level.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
The original 8mm film footage was digitized and broken down into 18 segments, reflecting the original order. Items are described as 562-003-1 : 562-003-18
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Picnics
Geographic Features - Rivers
Events - Parades
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Digney film 1 - Digney's at Brentwood mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10601
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney, Alice Digney and Joyce Digney walking along a sidewalk outside stores at Brentwood mall in Burnaby. The Brentwood Shopping Centre opened in August 1961.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney, Alice Digney and Joyce Digney walking along a sidewalk outside stores at Brentwood mall in Burnaby. The Brentwood Shopping Centre opened in August 1961.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Alice
Digney, Joyce
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 16 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-4
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 4. The film segment contains footage of Digney family travels, with some of the footage taken from the hood of the Digney car as they drive through the mountains of British Columbia and Washington State. The Digney family is travelling and …
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-4
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 16 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 4. The film segment contains footage of Digney family travels, with some of the footage taken from the hood of the Digney car as they drive through the mountains of British Columbia and Washington State. The Digney family is travelling and camping through the Fraser Canyon and the Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia. They visit Radium Hot Springs, Gyro club pool, Cranbook, Alexandra Bridge near Boston Bar and the Grand Coulee in Washington State. The footage interchanges between black and white and colour showing scenery and various family members playing and picnicing along the way.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Swimming
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Video Tracks
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Galiano Island, Oak Theatre and Calgary

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85241
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1941]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 51 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-7
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized colour film segment identified as Reel 7. The film segment opens with footage of the shores of Galiano Island and soon switches to a game of table tennis and a boat ride up Burrard Inlet with Grannie Swan and company. The boat ride continues to the marina at Horseshoe Bay…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1941]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-7
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 51 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized colour film segment identified as Reel 7. The film segment opens with footage of the shores of Galiano Island and soon switches to a game of table tennis and a boat ride up Burrard Inlet with Grannie Swan and company. The boat ride continues to the marina at Horseshoe Bay where the family goes ashore. This footage is followed with a dark segment of footage of a paegant at the Oak Theatre in 1941 and the gardens of the Oak Theatre. The film has a break and continues with footage of the Digney family travels to the Calgary Breweries, Calgary Zoo, and the Calgary Stampede parade and fairgrounds, Alberta, closing with footage of the Rockies and Rogers Pass.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Birds
Events - Parades
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1948]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 17sec.) :digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-11
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 11. Film opens with colour footage of the Tacoma Daffodil Parade and switches to some black and white and colour footage of the Vancouver Diamond Jubilee Parade starting from the Toronto Dominion Bank located at Hastings Street and C…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1948]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-11
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 17sec.) :digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 11. Film opens with colour footage of the Tacoma Daffodil Parade and switches to some black and white and colour footage of the Vancouver Diamond Jubilee Parade starting from the Toronto Dominion Bank located at Hastings Street and Cambie Street. The Queen appears in a calvicade at the beginning of the parade. The footage soon switches to the Vancouver PNC Parade in 1946 celebrating 50 years of progress.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Alice
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Vancouver
United States of America - Washington State
Video Tracks
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Digney family in Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85249
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 17sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-12
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film colour segment identified as Reel 12. The film is a compilation of Digney family events. The film opens with children Paul and Bruce Digney running around the Digney family yard at their home on Bonsor Avenue with Andy and Ernest (Dig) Digney looking on. This is followed by…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-12
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 17sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film colour segment identified as Reel 12. The film is a compilation of Digney family events. The film opens with children Paul and Bruce Digney running around the Digney family yard at their home on Bonsor Avenue with Andy and Ernest (Dig) Digney looking on. This is followed by interspersed footage of the family's pet dog Nero and puppies along with some brief glimpses of the Royal visit (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) and cavilicade in 1939 along Kingsway. The film then switches to footage of Digney family Christmas festivities, a cat playing with a fish in a bowl and summer time at Pelican Lake in the 1940s and ends with a dog playing with a ball.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Animals - Dogs
Holidays - Christmas
Animals - Cats
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Paul Digney and family

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85250
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 21 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-13
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 13. Film provides footage of Paul Digney as a young child as he interacts with family members and pet dogs at the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby. The film contains views of the Digney family home, yard and neighborhoo…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-13
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 21 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 13. Film provides footage of Paul Digney as a young child as he interacts with family members and pet dogs at the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby. The film contains views of the Digney family home, yard and neighborhood in summer and winter time. Some of the footage shows some wear.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Persons - Children
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney family and the Oak Theatre gardens

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85251
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1940 and 1944]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-14
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 14. The film opens in with the Digney family in their yard and garden and Grandma Swan's funeral (Royal Oak Cemetary). The remainder of the footage provides views of the gardens surrounding the Oak Theatre and includes footage of a wedding,…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1940 and 1944]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-14
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 14. The film opens in with the Digney family in their yard and garden and Grandma Swan's funeral (Royal Oak Cemetary). The remainder of the footage provides views of the gardens surrounding the Oak Theatre and includes footage of a wedding, family pets at play, men and women playing badminton, views of both the interior and exterior of the Oak Theatre including female ushers. The film then moves on to a War Bond Drive and parade along Kingsway followed by more views of the Oak Theatre gardens.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Ceremonies - Funerals
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Oak Theatre
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Video Tracks
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Digney family travels in the praries and the rockies

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85311
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 12 min., 37 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-17
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film segment identified as Reel 17. The film opens with colour footage with views of a lake (possibly Pelican Lake, Manitoba) and switches to black and white footage of Dig Digney playing in a canoe on a lake and family camping adventures as they travel west from Manitoba throug…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-17
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 12 min., 37 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film segment identified as Reel 17. The film opens with colour footage with views of a lake (possibly Pelican Lake, Manitoba) and switches to black and white footage of Dig Digney playing in a canoe on a lake and family camping adventures as they travel west from Manitoba through to Saskatchewan and visit with Dorothy Swan (Alice Digney's sister) who is dressed in her nurses' uniform. Their travels continue as they visit the Calgary Zoo, the foothills of Alberta, Bow River and falls, Banff Hot Springs and Lake Louise pools.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Canoeing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Swan, Dorothy
Geographic Access
Alberta - Calgary
Video Tracks
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Building and opening the Digney Speedway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85334
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 47sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-16
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 16. The film footage shows land being cleared to make way for the Digney Speedway located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue, one of the men seen in this footage clearing the land is named Lucky Fordham. The film continue…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-16
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 47sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 16. The film footage shows land being cleared to make way for the Digney Speedway located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue, one of the men seen in this footage clearing the land is named Lucky Fordham. The film continues with footage of a press dinner in the garden of Andy Digney's home on Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby and is followed with footage of the Digney Speedway in operation for the grand opening on July 8, 1948. Midget cars and jalopies (stock cars) can be seen racing on the speedway. Some of the footage of the raceway pit and races switches to black and white.The film closes with colour footage of a truck moving Lucky Fordham's house from Bonsor Ave to the speedway.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Automobile Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney Speedway
Fordham, Lucky
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of originals), copied in 2016 and 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
7 mp4 videos (approx. 3hr., 18 min.) : digital, 23 fps
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various short films created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Films include; a compilation of Burnaby content shot by Andy Digney and narrated by Lisa Codd (Curator of Burnaby Village Museum) along with a collection of six films shot on 8 mm film. Film content inclu…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of originals), copied in 2016 and 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Code
BV019.18
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
7 mp4 videos (approx. 3hr., 18 min.) : digital, 23 fps
Material Details
Films were digitized in 2019 from original 8 mm format
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various short films created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Films include; a compilation of Burnaby content shot by Andy Digney and narrated by Lisa Codd (Curator of Burnaby Village Museum) along with a collection of six films shot on 8 mm film. Film content includes footage of members of the Digney family and friends in Burnaby; the Digney homes on Bonsor Avenue and Kaymar Drive; construction of the Digney Bowling Alley and the Simpsons-Sears building; Lawn bowling at Central Park as well as various family events, gatherings, vacations and trips. Films are arranged and described at item level.
History/Biography
Andy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1936 and chose the site of their new theatre and home at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. The Oak Theatre - which opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black. Andy was a very involved member of the Burnaby community becoming the founding president of the Lion's club and the chairman of the committee raising money for war bonds during World War II. In 1944, Andy suffered a severe heart attack, forcing him to retire, so in 1945 he sold the theatre to Odeon Theatres of Canada who continued to operate at this location until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. Andy and his family relocated to a house at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (after 1959-6521 Bonsor Ave.) on 3/4 acres where he spent much of his time cultivating a lovely garden. In about 1946, Andy was approached by the B.C. Midget Auto Racing Association, who were looking for a good location to race the smaller, racing cars, popular at the time. Andy was interested and purchased 10 acres of property located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue and built a race track. The Digney Speedway opened on July 8, 1948 with stands that had capacity of holding 4500 people. In 1949, when the popularity of midget racing declined, Digney started racing roadsters. However, he struggled to find local drivers, and it was expensive to bring in drivers from elsewhere. In 1951 Digney found a winner: jalopy racing. Local men would buy 1930s cars and strip them down, remove the glass, and weld the doors shut. By early 1952 over forty cars were showing up for jalopy races. By the early 1950s the Speedway was well established, with coverage in the sports pages and on radio. Andy's son Ernest Digney (also known as Dig) worked at the race track but moved away with his wife in 1951 to work in Seattle. Dig and his wife Joyce, along with their two young sons, Paul and Bruce returned to Burnaby in 1953 moving into a 550 square foot apartment located above the Digney Speedway restrooms. In 1954 Simpson Sears built a large store on Kingsway and their parking lot came up to the back garden of the family home on Bonsor Avenue. Andy thought of building small stores on his property but in the end decided to build a bowling alley, clearing out his beautiful garden. The Digney Bowl opened on August 19,1955 and Andy Digney, his wife Alice, son 'Dig' and daughter in law Joyce all worked at both the Speedway and the Bowling Alley. In 1956 Andy decided to finally retire and sold the bowling alley and home to his son 'Dig' which he paid for over time. 'Dig' and his family moved into the house on Bonsor Avenue and ran the bowling alley until their son Bruce took over in 1980. Andy Digney died in England in 1964 while on his world tour. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Subjects
Sports - Bowling
Sports - Badminton
Sports - Swimming
Construction
Names
Digney, Alice
Digney, Andy
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Dorothy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Joyce
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kaymar Drive
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Digney film 2 - Gathering at Alice and Andy Digney's

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10647
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1960 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 3 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting family and friends gathering in the living room of Alice and Andy Digney's home at 7749 Kaymar Drive in Burnaby. People identified include; June and Mel Arthur, Sydney Swan and Alice and Andy Digney.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1960 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 3 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting family and friends gathering in the living room of Alice and Andy Digney's home at 7749 Kaymar Drive in Burnaby. People identified include; June and Mel Arthur, Sydney Swan and Alice and Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Alice
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Arthur, Malcolm "Mel"
Arthur, June
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7749 Kaymar Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 3 - Tournament at Digney Bowling Alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10649
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (3 min., 12 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting a bowling tournament at the Digney Bowling Alley at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). Two male and female pairs appear to be competing against each other and a camera man and camera from Channel 8 - Chan TV are filming the event. One of the …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (3 min., 12 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting a bowling tournament at the Digney Bowling Alley at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). Two male and female pairs appear to be competing against each other and a camera man and camera from Channel 8 - Chan TV are filming the event. One of the couples are wearing shirts with "Digney Bowl" printed on the back. Ernest "Dig" Digney assists in handing out awards at the end. Joyce Digney is identified working in the kitchen. The camera pans outside where there are two "Channel 8 - Chan TV" buses parked in the parking lot of the Digney Bowl.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Film segment may have been taken on the same day as BV019.18.4.3
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney, Joyce
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 5 - Okanagan, Mattick's Farm and ocean voyage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10661
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (54 min., 1 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of sixteen short segments taken at different times in various locations. The Film segments document the Digney family at their cottage on Okanagan Lake; a visit to Mattick's…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.6
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (54 min., 1 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of sixteen short segments taken at different times in various locations. The Film segments document the Digney family at their cottage on Okanagan Lake; a visit to Mattick's Farm and minature railway in Victoria and parts of Andy Digney's ocean voyage on a passenger freighter where he travels to parts of Asia.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film
Creator
Andy Digney
Ernest "Dig" Digney
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Transportation - Ships
Names
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Drew
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Okanagan
Southeast Asia
East Asia
British Columbia - Victoria
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Digney Film 3 - Construction and opening of Digney bowling Alley, visit to Stanley Park and summer vacations

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10678
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 197_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (20 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Film compilation documents the construction, opening and a tournament of the Digney Bowling Alley located at 6521 Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby along with family outings at Stanley Park and vacations at Birch Bay…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 197_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (20 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Film compilation documents the construction, opening and a tournament of the Digney Bowling Alley located at 6521 Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby along with family outings at Stanley Park and vacations at Birch Bay and Okanagan Lake.
Notes
Title based on contents of film compilation
Three Film segments from this compilation are described at item level and available for viewing on Heritage Burnaby: BV019.18.4.1; BV019.18.4.2; BV019.4.3
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view entire content
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney, Drew
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
British Columbia - Okanagan
United States of America - Washington State
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Burnaby, Vancouver and the north shore

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85238
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 21 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-6
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 6. The film segment opens with colour footage of people lawn bowling at Burnaby's Central Park. Dot Digney, Sid and Connie Swan can be seen bowling. This footage is followed with Andy Digney and Charles E. Jones at the Bird's of Paradise b…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-6
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 21 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 6. The film segment opens with colour footage of people lawn bowling at Burnaby's Central Park. Dot Digney, Sid and Connie Swan can be seen bowling. This footage is followed with Andy Digney and Charles E. Jones at the Bird's of Paradise bird sanctuary followed by footage of Stanley Park. The footage continues and interchanges between black and white and colour as the Digney's take a ferry ride to North Vancouver where they visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Fishermen's Cove. The reel closes with footage of skiers on Grouse Mountain and a fire at Pier D in 1938.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Birds
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Sports - Skiing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Jones, Charles E.
Digney, Dorothy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Vancouver
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Video Tracks
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Digney family at Bonsor Avenue and family outings

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85309
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1946 and 1947]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (13 min., 10 sec.) : digital,col., si.
Item No.
562-003-15
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 15. Film footage opens with Andy and Alice Digney in the yard of the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue and their son Ernest Frank (Dig) and his wife Dorothy (Dot) with thier infant son Paul at age 6 months and later as a toddler wi…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1946 and 1947]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-15
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (13 min., 10 sec.) : digital,col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 15. Film footage opens with Andy and Alice Digney in the yard of the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue and their son Ernest Frank (Dig) and his wife Dorothy (Dot) with thier infant son Paul at age 6 months and later as a toddler with a variety of family members. Footage also includes a view of Prince George, family members with Elephants and ponies from the Bible Brothers Circus, the Crystal Pool and Butchart Gardens in Victoria. The film closes with Paul, grandpa Dig and the family dog, Nero back in the yard of their home on Bonsor Avenue.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Persons - Children
Animals - Elephants
Animals - Horses
Animals - Dogs
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Dorothy
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
British Columbia - Victoria
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Digney family in their yard

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10600
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1962] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (54 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of members of the Digney family sitting in lawn chairs outside in Alice and Andy Digney's backyard on Kaymar Drive. Joyce Digney and sons Paul and Drew are seated along with Sydney Swan, Connie Swan, Alice Digney and Andy Digney. There is a black dog which belonged to Alice and Andy Di…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1962] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (54 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of members of the Digney family sitting in lawn chairs outside in Alice and Andy Digney's backyard on Kaymar Drive. Joyce Digney and sons Paul and Drew are seated along with Sydney Swan, Connie Swan, Alice Digney and Andy Digney. There is a black dog which belonged to Alice and Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Paul
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Alice
Swan, Sydney
Swan, Constance "Connie"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kaymar Drive
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Digney family Christmas

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10618
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (41 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Digney family gathered in the basement of Andy and Alice Digney's home on Kaymar Drive for Christmas dinner. Family members are identified as: Andy Digney, Alice Digney, Joyce Digney, Sydney Swan, Connie Swan, Bruce Digney, Paul Digney, Mel and June Arthur.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (41 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Digney family gathered in the basement of Andy and Alice Digney's home on Kaymar Drive for Christmas dinner. Family members are identified as: Andy Digney, Alice Digney, Joyce Digney, Sydney Swan, Connie Swan, Bruce Digney, Paul Digney, Mel and June Arthur.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Alice
Digney, Andy
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Paul
Arthur, Malcolm "Mel"
Arthur, June
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Digney's on board a ship

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10603
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 26 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of the Digney family, friends and relations on board a passenger freighter.They are gathered to toast and send off Andy Digney who is heading off on his world wide trip. Family members are identified as: Andy Digney, Andy's wife Alice Digney (nee Swan), their son Ernest Digney (Dig), D…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 26 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of the Digney family, friends and relations on board a passenger freighter.They are gathered to toast and send off Andy Digney who is heading off on his world wide trip. Family members are identified as: Andy Digney, Andy's wife Alice Digney (nee Swan), their son Ernest Digney (Dig), Dig's wife, Joyce Digney (in pink), Dig and Joyce's sons Paul and Bruce Digney and Sydney "Sid" Swan. Friends are identified as; Malcolm "Mel" and June Arthur with their two young daughters.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Ships
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Paul
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Alice
Swan, Sydney
Arthur, Malcolm "Mel"
Arthur, June
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-2
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Oak T…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-2
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Oak Theatre. As the royal couple (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) drive by the crowd on Kingsway, they can be seen in a automobile identified as a McLaughlin model 45 Extra Special series, with Queen Elizabeth holding a white umbrella. RCMP officers are seen on a motorcycle with a side car, while dignitaries and officials in automobiles accompany the royal couple as the crowd waves red flags and looks on as the cars drive off.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - May Day
Events - Royal Visits
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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