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Building and opening the Digney Speedway

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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…
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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
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