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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 1 - Newlyweds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10599
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of what appears to be newlyweds standing outside houses in an unidentifed neighbourhood in Burnaby. The couple is unidentified. A group of unidentified men are looking on and standing near automobiles. Ernest "Dig" Digney can be seen in the foreground holding a camera.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1958] (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, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of what appears to be newlyweds standing outside houses in an unidentifed neighbourhood in Burnaby. The couple is unidentified. A group of unidentified men are looking on and standing near automobiles. Ernest "Dig" Digney can be seen in the foreground holding a camera.
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
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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 - Playing badminton

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10615
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (53 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment taken from the front yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. Joyce Digney is in the front yard playing badminton with her son Bruce while son Paul Digney is holding a hose and filling a pool in the driveway. Bonsor Park can be seen across the road along with houses.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960] (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 (53 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment taken from the front yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. Joyce Digney is in the front yard playing badminton with her son Bruce while son Paul Digney is holding a hose and filling a pool in the driveway. Bonsor Park can be seen across the road along with houses.
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
Sports - Badminton
Names
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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 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 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
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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 4 - Seattle World Fair, Lawn Bowling and visit to Stanley Park Zoo

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10679
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1962 and 1967] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (27 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of eight short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents Joyce, Ernest "Dig", Paul and Bruce Digney's visit to the Seattle World Fair in 1962 as well as law…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1962 and 1967] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.5
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (27 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 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 Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of eight short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents Joyce, Ernest "Dig", Paul and Bruce Digney's visit to the Seattle World Fair in 1962 as well as lawn bowling at Stanley Park and Central Park in Burnaby and a visit to the Stanley Park zoo.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.5)
Two Film segments from this compilation are described at item level and available for viewing on Heritage Burnaby: BV019.18.5.4 and BV019.18.5.7
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view entire content
Creator
Ernest "Dig" Digney
Subjects
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Exhibitions - Fairs
Menageries - Zoos
Names
Digney, Paul
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Bruce
Central Park Lawn Bowling Club
Swan, Sydney
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
British Columbia - Vancouver - Stanley Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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