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1160 Douglas Rd

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94327
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
22 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a three-storey commerical building located at 1160 Douglas Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-112
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
22 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a three-storey commerical building located at 1160 Douglas Road.
Photographer
Young, Richard
Subjects
Land Clearing
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-424-B
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - 1160 Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
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4010 Regent St.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94318
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 4010 Regent Street. Property is covered with soil, brush, and some trees.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-103
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 4010 Regent Street. Property is covered with soil, brush, and some trees.
Photographer
Young, Richard
Subjects
Land Clearing
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-342-B
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Regent Street
Burnaby - 4010 Regent Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
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5200 Oakmount Cr.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94313
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
23 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 5200 Oakmount Crescent - an address that no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-098
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
23 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 5200 Oakmount Crescent - an address that no longer exists.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-236-B
Photographer identified as "J.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Oakmount Crescent
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
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5548 Marshland Ave

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94302
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 5548 Marshland Avenue - an address that no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-087
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 5548 Marshland Avenue - an address that no longer exists.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-023-B
Photographer identified as "K.D."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Marshland Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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6113 Silver Avenue lot

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto37775
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 26.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the lot at 6113 Silver Avenue, the former home of the Ellis family. The house has been demolished and an empty lot remains. Houses, aparment buildings, and the Expo line skytrain track with cars on it can be seen in the background.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Image Bank subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
370-363
Accession Number
BHS1999-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 26.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the lot at 6113 Silver Avenue, the former home of the Ellis family. The house has been demolished and an empty lot remains. Houses, aparment buildings, and the Expo line skytrain track with cars on it can be seen in the background.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Negative has a pink cast
Copied from col. photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Silver Avenue
Burnaby - 6113 Silver Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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7026 Kingsway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94304
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
19 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of commercial and undeveloped properties located in the 7100 block of Kingsway, including Middlegate Honda, with mid-rise towers visible in the background.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-089
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
19 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of commercial and undeveloped properties located in the 7100 block of Kingsway, including Middlegate Honda, with mid-rise towers visible in the background.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Automobile Dealerships
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-028-B
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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8855 Northbrook Court

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto93735
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
21 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property loacated at 8855 Northbrook Court. Construction equipment is visible in the distance.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-020
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
21 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property loacated at 8855 Northbrook Court. Construction equipment is visible in the distance.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Construction Tools and Equipment
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from original print envelope
File no. 89-037-B
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Northbrook Court
Burnaby - 8855 Northbrook Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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8980 Fraserwood Crt

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94326
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 8980 Fraserwood Court. A Sutton Group real estate sign on the property advertises the site as the Fraserwood Corporate Centre with strata warehouse and office flex space. File also contains photographs of the commerical building adjacent to the si…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-111
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 8980 Fraserwood Court. A Sutton Group real estate sign on the property advertises the site as the Fraserwood Corporate Centre with strata warehouse and office flex space. File also contains photographs of the commerical building adjacent to the site.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-422-B
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fraserwood Court
Burnaby - 8980 Fraserwood Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Ada Bingham by a tree stump

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto739
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1948]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.3 x 6.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mary Ada Bingham standing in front of a giant tree stump in Willingdon Heights which was to be cleared for a veterans' housing project in 1948. According to an accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum, and supported by the inscription on the photograph, Ada Bingham came to…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
[1948]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.3 x 6.8 cm
Material Details
Inscribed in black ballpoint pen, on the back of the photo: "Ada and Big Stump / Clearing time on Willingdon Heights / 1948. / Burnaby 2. B. C" and in blue ballpoint pen: "Mrs. Mary Ada Bingham / 1 Real Pioneer Wife; she helped me clear the land. Build our home, dig out well and worked for the community for nearly 50 years. She died August 9, 1969 / Alf Bingham."
Accession Code
HV976.46.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mary Ada Bingham standing in front of a giant tree stump in Willingdon Heights which was to be cleared for a veterans' housing project in 1948. According to an accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum, and supported by the inscription on the photograph, Ada Bingham came to Burnaby to homestead with her husband, Alfred "Alf" Bingham, in 1919. They settled in the Lochdale district of North Burnaby but later moved to Parker Street.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Names
Bingham, Mary Ada "Ada"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
18/8/2006
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto39742
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1957 or 1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Burnaby Mountain park and Centennial Pavilion, under construction.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1957 or 1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
North Burnaby Board of Trade subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
476-025
Accession Number
BHS2005-8
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Burnaby Mountain park and Centennial Pavilion, under construction.
Photographer
Hunting Survey Corporation Limited
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Centennial Way
Burnaby - 100 Centennial Way
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail

Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto64460
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1957 or 1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Burnaby Mountain park and Centennial Pavilion, under construction.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1957 or 1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
North Burnaby Board of Trade subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
476-026
Accession Number
BHS2005-8
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Burnaby Mountain park and Centennial Pavilion, under construction.
Photographer
Hunting Survey Corporation Limited
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Centennial Way
Burnaby - 100 Centennial Way
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Alfred Bingham

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto34149
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 20, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11.3 x 6.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alfred "Alf" Bingham standing in front of a fir tree stump that is approximately 400 years old on the 4200 block of Kitchener Street. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 20, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Alfred Bingham subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
010-066
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11.3 x 6.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alfred "Alf" Bingham standing in front of a fir tree stump that is approximately 400 years old on the 4200 block of Kitchener Street. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Photographer
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Subjects
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Names
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kitchener Street
Burnaby - 4200 Block Kitchener Street
Images
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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory251
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1865-1919
Length
0:10:18
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's essay entitled Stump Rangers, a listing of early settlers that includes addresses and short descriptions, essays on Confederation Park, land clearing and on Burnaby's first Council meeting.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's essay entitled Stump Rangers, a listing of early settlers that includes addresses and short descriptions, essays on Confederation Park, land clearing and on Burnaby's first Council meeting.
Date Range
1865-1919
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:10:18
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Officials - Aldermen and Councillors
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Images
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory252
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1919-1955
Length
0:06:06
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's memories of constructing a mill for Simpson & Giberson and of working on homes for himself, Angus McLean and Percy Little in the Lochdale area. He discusses the strike at Barnet mill and reads an essay written by Grace E. Carpenter. Land clear…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's memories of constructing a mill for Simpson & Giberson and of working on homes for himself, Angus McLean and Percy Little in the Lochdale area. He discusses the strike at Barnet mill and reads an essay written by Grace E. Carpenter. Land clearing is described in detail. Alfred also relates a story from 1920 involving early settlers E. Powell and J. Amos.
Date Range
1919-1955
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:06:06
Subject
Land Clearing
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Images
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory253
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1903-1940
Length
0:09:46
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's descriptions of road construction in Burnaby, including the names of the settlers and logging companies involved in their construction. Alfred discusses the changes that took place during World War I, along with municipal Relief work that he t…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's descriptions of road construction in Burnaby, including the names of the settlers and logging companies involved in their construction. Alfred discusses the changes that took place during World War I, along with municipal Relief work that he took part in at Burnaby Mountain. Alfred also discusses early schools and mentions his wife, Ada Bingham.
Date Range
1903-1940
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:09:46
Subject
Construction - Road Construction
Land Clearing
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Images
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory257
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:44
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads "WHAT THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT LOOKED LIKE IN 1919-20-21-22" and "1st and SECOND SETTLERS IN THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT" both written in 1963.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads "WHAT THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT LOOKED LIKE IN 1919-20-21-22" and "1st and SECOND SETTLERS IN THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT" both written in 1963.
Date Range
1919-1939
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:09:44
Subject
Land Clearing
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track seven of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Allanson family clearing land

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto35793
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Allanson family clearing the land at 12 Warwick Avenue bought by Malcolm and Mabel Allanson. Left to right: William Allanson, Mabel Allanson, Malcolm Allanson, and Jessie Allanson. William and Jessie Allanson are the parents of Malcolm. Mabel and Malcolm Allanson are married.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
204-651
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Allanson family clearing the land at 12 Warwick Avenue bought by Malcolm and Mabel Allanson. Left to right: William Allanson, Mabel Allanson, Malcolm Allanson, and Jessie Allanson. William and Jessie Allanson are the parents of Malcolm. Mabel and Malcolm Allanson are married.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Names
Allanson, Jessie
Allanson, Mabel
Allanson, Malcolm
Allanson, William
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Warwick Avenue
Burnaby - 12 Warwick Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
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Alpha Avenue and Union Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto34887
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 11.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of two children beside a sandbox at Alpha Avenue and Union Street. Stumps can be seen in the background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "The Alpha School is built on the property."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Olive Cullum subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
154-003
Accession Number
BHS1985-27
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 11.4 cm
Material Details
Printed on photo paper: "Selo"
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two children beside a sandbox at Alpha Avenue and Union Street. Stumps can be seen in the background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "The Alpha School is built on the property."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Toys
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamped on back of photo: "017"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Alpha Avenue
Burnaby - Union Street
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
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Anderson and Phillips Builders

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto57728
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1910 and 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a newly constructed house with land clearing debris and labourers working in the yard. A sign on the house reads; "Anderson and Phillips Builders", although the location and the specific individuals are unidentified (items no. 487-022 and 487-032 depict this house completed).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1910 and 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Record No.
487-029
Accession Number
2008-18
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a newly constructed house with land clearing debris and labourers working in the yard. A sign on the house reads; "Anderson and Phillips Builders", although the location and the specific individuals are unidentified (items no. 487-022 and 487-032 depict this house completed).
Photographer
Phillips, James William "Jim"
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Construction
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Names
Anderson and Phillips Builders
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Annie Eshelby in front of a felled tree

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto35363
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Annie Eshelby in front of a felled tree measuring six feet in diameter. She is sitting on a chair with a black and white cat lying across her lap. This photograph was taken at the lot on Fell Avenue and Dundas Street, North Burnaby, which was cleared for the Eshelby family home. …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
204-220
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Annie Eshelby in front of a felled tree measuring six feet in diameter. She is sitting on a chair with a black and white cat lying across her lap. This photograph was taken at the lot on Fell Avenue and Dundas Street, North Burnaby, which was cleared for the Eshelby family home. Annie Eshelby (nee Perrey) was married to Frank Eshelby. They settled in Burnaby after moving from England in 1922.
Subjects
Animals - Cats
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Names
Eshelby, Annie Perrey
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fell Avenue
Burnaby - Dundas Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
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