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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1948]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large cleared lot with two houses built apart from each other. Catalogue information from 1976 indicates that the photograph depicts the development of one of Burnaby's streets, ca. 1948. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photo: "657X."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large cleared lot with two houses built apart from each other. Catalogue information from 1976 indicates that the photograph depicts the development of one of Burnaby's streets, ca. 1948. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photo: "657X."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.85
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1948]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Sprott family property

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto454
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the land property of the Sprott family while the land is being cleared for building the "Dovecote" farmhouse. There is a wooden shack in the midground, and densely wooded area just behind. In the foreground, there are felled trees and stumps.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the land property of the Sprott family while the land is being cleared for building the "Dovecote" farmhouse. There is a wooden shack in the midground, and densely wooded area just behind. In the foreground, there are felled trees and stumps.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV978.1.8
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Maude Hill holding a flower

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto606
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a woman in white blouse and long skirt looking down at a flower that she is holding in her hands. She is Maude Hill, the first wife of Claude Hill (son of Bernard Hill).
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a woman in white blouse and long skirt looking down at a flower that she is holding in her hands. She is Maude Hill, the first wife of Claude Hill (son of Bernard Hill).
Subjects
Land Clearing
Names
Hill, Maude
Geographic Access
British Columbia - North Vancouver
Accession Code
HV977.123.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
For another photograph of the woman in the stump lot, see HV977.123.10 and .11
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1912]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm on 30 x 34.5 cm backing
Item No.
413-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 1
Scope and Content
Photograph of T. and W. Townley's debris mound of trees and stumps after clearing land at an unidentified location in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1912]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
413-003
Accession Number
BHS2001-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 1
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm on 30 x 34.5 cm backing
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of T. and W. Townley's debris mound of trees and stumps after clearing land at an unidentified location in Burnaby.
Photographer
Addington, H.E.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Names
Townley, T.
Townley, W.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in handwritten script in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: " 1911-12/ "[scrap]"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Item No.
228-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an explosive crew leaning against a bench with their dog. A box of explosives lies open at their feet.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library collection
Series
Burnaby Public Library photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
228-004
Accession Number
BHS989-22
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an explosive crew leaning against a bench with their dog. A box of explosives lies open at their feet.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.6 cm print
Item No.
315-514
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of men standing beside tree stumps.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-514
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.6 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of men standing beside tree stumps.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Ada Bingham by a tree stump

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/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…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
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."
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
Accession Code
HV976.46.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1948]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 29, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Item No.
010-132
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of four men standing on a piece of cleared land with piles of lumber on either side of them. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 29, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
010-132
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of four men standing on a piece of cleared land with piles of lumber on either side of them. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Photographer
Bingham, Alfred
Subjects
Industries - Construction
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Easthope Gasoline Stump Puller

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37049
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-512
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man standing beside an Easthope Gasoline Stump Puller used for clearing land.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-512
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man standing beside an Easthope Gasoline Stump Puller used for clearing land.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Easthope Gasoline Stump Puller

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37050
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-513
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man standing beside an Easthope Gasoline Stump Puller used for clearing land. In the background another man is standing beside a pile of stumps.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-513
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man standing beside an Easthope Gasoline Stump Puller used for clearing land. In the background another man is standing beside a pile of stumps.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1948]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6.8 x 11.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a paved road running through a cleared lot. There is an electric post on the roadside, and woods in the background. Catalogue information from 1976 indicates that it is a street development in Burnaby, ca. 1948. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Annotation o…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6.8 x 11.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a paved road running through a cleared lot. There is an electric post on the roadside, and woods in the background. Catalogue information from 1976 indicates that it is a street development in Burnaby, ca. 1948. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Annotation on lower right front of photograph: "26." Stamped on back of photograph: "321X."
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.87
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1948]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.0 x 15.2 cm print
Item No.
189-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a logging road on the north face of Capitol Hill. Burrard Inlet can be seen in the background. An annotation in the photograph register describes it as a "road cut to take timber on side hill for destitute family's heat and cooking."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
189-001
Accession Number
BHS986-40
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.0 x 15.2 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a logging road on the north face of Capitol Hill. Burrard Inlet can be seen in the background. An annotation in the photograph register describes it as a "road cut to take timber on side hill for destitute family's heat and cooking."
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
British Columbia - Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 25, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Item No.
010-075
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man standing beside a large fir tree stump preparing it to be blasted as part of land clearing. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 25, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
010-075
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man standing beside a large fir tree stump preparing it to be blasted as part of land clearing. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Photographer
Bingham, Alfred
Subjects
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Occupations - Labourers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 25, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.4 cm
Item No.
010-076
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of clearing equipment, a Willys CJ2A Jeep with a man inside at the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 25, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
010-076
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of clearing equipment, a Willys CJ2A Jeep with a man inside at the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Photographer
Bingham, Alfred
Subjects
Land Clearing
Construction Tools and Equipment
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Disney family felling trees

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37131
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
325-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Disney family felling trees in the Edmonds district.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
325-002
Accession Number
BHS996-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Disney family felling trees in the Edmonds district.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man, possibly the operator, is standing on a bulldozer belonging to "Holmes & Wilson Trucking". Lumber stacks are nearby, and the bulldozer is on a clearing for a house lot. This may be related to the construction of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on bac…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man, possibly the operator, is standing on a bulldozer belonging to "Holmes & Wilson Trucking". Lumber stacks are nearby, and the bulldozer is on a clearing for a house lot. This may be related to the construction of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photo: "342X."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Construction Tools and Equipment
Names
Holmes and Wilson Trucking Company Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.77
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a bulldozer belonging to "Wm. Edstrom" as written on the machine. The bulldozer is on a clearing nearby houses. This may be related to the construction of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of the photograph: "342X."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a bulldozer belonging to "Wm. Edstrom" as written on the machine. The bulldozer is on a clearing nearby houses. This may be related to the construction of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of the photograph: "342X."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Construction Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.78
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Bulldozer clearing a Forested Hill

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto11
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man operating a bulldozer clearing a forested hill. There appears to be a backhoe on the other side of the hill of fallen and upturned trees. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photograph: "342X."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man operating a bulldozer clearing a forested hill. There appears to be a backhoe on the other side of the hill of fallen and upturned trees. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photograph: "342X."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Construction Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.79
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a bulldozer. The bulldozer is on a cleared lot, behind which houses and electric posts along a road can be seen. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on the back of the photograph: "345L."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a bulldozer. The bulldozer is on a cleared lot, behind which houses and electric posts along a road can be seen. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on the back of the photograph: "345L."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Construction Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.80
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Related Material
the unidentified man in the photograph reappears in photograph HV971.12.81
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Bulldozer clearing a lot

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto13
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man operating a bulldozer and clearing the lot. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photograph: "345L."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man operating a bulldozer and clearing the lot. This may be the site of the Willingdon Heights subdivision. Stamped on back of photograph: "345L."
Subjects
Land Clearing
Occupations - Labourers
Construction Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.12.81
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
8-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 1

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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
Length
0:10:18
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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 standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
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
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-2_Track_1
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Clearing land with a team of oxen

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15.6 x 23.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-843
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a team of oxen being used to clear land and haul logs on skid road. Five unidentified lumberjacks can be seen standing alongside the animals.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-843
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15.6 x 23.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a team of oxen being used to clear land and haul logs on skid road. Five unidentified lumberjacks can be seen standing alongside the animals.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Industries - Forestry
Animals - Oxen
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Land Clearing
Logging/lumber industry
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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