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Interview with Alfred Bingham June 10, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Alfred Bingham's memories of the fires in Burnaby during his first year of marriage to Ada.
Date Range
1919-1920
Length
0:08:28
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Alfred Bingham's memories of the fires in Burnaby during his first year of marriage to Ada.
Date Range
1919-1920
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:08:28
Subject
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sprott Station
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 10, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Alfred Bingham by SFU graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, Pioneers, and the Co-operative 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 Angus 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
14
Total Length
1:57:27
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-1_Track_2
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 two of interview with Alfred Bingham

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Speech given by Florence Hart Godwin May 28, 1973 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's description of her family's stories of the New Westminster fire. She also mentions B.R. Hill and his three sons, Claude, Frank and Minard Hill.
Date Range
1898-1917
Length
0:05:22
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's description of her family's stories of the New Westminster fire. She also mentions B.R. Hill and his three sons, Claude, Frank and Minard Hill.
Date Range
1898-1917
Photo Info
Arthur Morrow, Kingsley Hart, Florence Hart (later Godwin), and Katherine Maude "Kitty" Hill (later Peers) in the woods at the south side of Deer Lake photographed by W.T. Cooksley [1908]. Item no. HV976.139.3
Length
0:05:22
Subject
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Interviewer
Burnaby Arts Council
Interview Date
May 28, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by Florence Hart Godwin at a Burnaby Arts Council meeting held May 28, 1973. Major themes discussed are: pioneer families and early residences in the Burnaby Lake District.
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:33:50
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-005-1_Track_5
Transcript Available
None
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 five of speech given by Florence Hart Godwin

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Exhibition Grounds after Fire, 1929

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.8 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Item No.
020-135
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Exhibition Grounds at Queen's Park in New Westminster after a fire that destroyed the buildings. Dust or smoke can be seen rising in the background and the ground is covered by debris.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-135
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.8 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Exhibition Grounds at Queen's Park in New Westminster after a fire that destroyed the buildings. Dust or smoke can be seen rising in the background and the ground is covered by debris.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
British Columbia - New Westminster - Queen's Park
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Car Parked Near Exhibition Grounds after Fire, 1929

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.1 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Item No.
020-136
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile parked alongside the debris left by a fire at the New Westminster Exhibition grounds in 1929. Smoke or dust can be seen rising in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-136
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.1 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile parked alongside the debris left by a fire at the New Westminster Exhibition grounds in 1929. Smoke or dust can be seen rising in the background.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
British Columbia - New Westminster - Queen's Park
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1898]
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 14 cm
Item No.
322-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a bonfire at night. There are a number of people, barely visible, sitting on the other side of the fire.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1898]
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
322-002
Accession Number
BHS995-16
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a bonfire at night. There are a number of people, barely visible, sitting on the other side of the fire.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Kitchener Street and Charles Street

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 23, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.8 x 11.3 cm
Item No.
010-070
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire that is part of land clearing on the 4200 blocks of Kitchener Street and Charles Street. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 23, 1947
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
010-070
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
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire that is part of land clearing on the 4200 blocks of Kitchener Street and Charles Street. This is part of the Willingdon Heights subdivision site.
Photographer
Bingham, Alfred
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kitchener Street
Burnaby - 4200 Block Kitchener Street
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From Mount Elma 22nd July 1938

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 22, 1938
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13.5 cm, mounted on heavy-weight paper 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
243-063
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of smoke billowing from the Campbell River fire, seen from Mount Elma. This was part of a trip to the Forbidden Plateau made by a small party of City of Courtenay officials. George A. Grant was one of the climbers in the party.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 22, 1938
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
243-063
Accession Number
BHS990-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13.5 cm, mounted on heavy-weight paper 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of smoke billowing from the Campbell River fire, seen from Mount Elma. This was part of a trip to the Forbidden Plateau made by a small party of City of Courtenay officials. George A. Grant was one of the climbers in the party.
Photographer
Preston L. Tait
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title taken from handwritten title on paper mount
Note on verso of photograph reads: "Forest fire of July 22nd which formed by a strong North wind threatened the towns of Comox & Courtney [sic] Vancouver Island and other villages. Photo taken from Mt. Elma 4600 ft. Forbidden Plateau 12 miles from the fire. Photo by P.L. Tait. Vancouver B.C."
Handwritten note on facing page reads: "Ordered out 22nd July 1938 ~ but 'the Plateau' was happily ordained 'forbidden' to the Campbell River fire."
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver Island
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
August 1938
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of a railway trestle fire from a distance. The dark area on left side of the photograph may be the edge of a bridge from where the photograph was taken. Very little details are visible in the smoke. Location is not identified.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Material Details
stamped on verso, t. [sideways] "VANCOUVER/ DRUG CO. LTD./ AUG 3 1938/ Nu- Gloss", l.r. "41 2"
Scope and Content
Photograph of a railway trestle fire from a distance. The dark area on left side of the photograph may be the edge of a bridge from where the photograph was taken. Very little details are visible in the smoke. Location is not identified.
Subjects
Structures - Bridges
Transportation - Rail
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Accession Code
BV985.5797.1
Date
August 1938
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
31-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Aftermath of Kapoor Sawmill fire

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 1947
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the aftermath of the fire at Kapoor Sawmill that took place January 14, 1947. A building frame remains standing on the left along with a large metal-roofed building on the right. In the foreground, a fire hose is visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the aftermath of the fire at Kapoor Sawmill that took place January 14, 1947. A building frame remains standing on the left along with a large metal-roofed building on the right. In the foreground, a fire hose is visible.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Names
Kapoor Sawmill
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV999.55.44
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
January 1947
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[after 4 Dec. 1982]
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Item No.
618-036
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs that document the damage caused by a fire at the Edmonds Community Centre for the Retired (also known as Edmonds House). Three of these photographs were enlarged through the inter-negative process to 11'' x 14'' col. prints for a juried exhibition of British Columbian P…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[after 4 Dec. 1982]
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson fonds
Description Level
File
Item No.
618-036
Accession Number
2015-15
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs that document the damage caused by a fire at the Edmonds Community Centre for the Retired (also known as Edmonds House). Three of these photographs were enlarged through the inter-negative process to 11'' x 14'' col. prints for a juried exhibition of British Columbian Photographers, put on by the Burnaby Photographic Society in 1988.
Photographer
Lawson, Doreen A.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Civic - Community Centres
Names
Edmonds House
Notes
Title based on contents of photographs
Note in blue ink on ABC Photocolor envelope reads: "Print Full Frame"
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.4 x 3.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-092
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Flames, smoke and a building frame are visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-092
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.4 x 3.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Flames, smoke and a building frame are visible.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Names
Kapoor Sawmill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.8 x 4.2 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-093
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Smoke and building frames are visible. Two men are standing in the left foreground.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-093
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.8 x 4.2 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Smoke and building frames are visible. Two men are standing in the left foreground.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Names
Kapoor Sawmill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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MacPherson Junior High School fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37473
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1969] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.0 x 4.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-061
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of firemen fighting a fire at MacPherson Junior High School, Rumble Street and MacPherson Avenue. A fence is in the foreground. According the Burnaby Examiner, February 13, 1969, a juvenile was suspected of settting the fire.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1969] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-061
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.0 x 4.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of firemen fighting a fire at MacPherson Junior High School, Rumble Street and MacPherson Avenue. A fence is in the foreground. According the Burnaby Examiner, February 13, 1969, a juvenile was suspected of settting the fire.
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Schools
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Names
MacPherson Junior High School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Date based on Burnaby Examiner article Feb. 13, 1969
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Rumble Street
Burnaby - MacPherson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Images
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MacPherson Junior High School Fire

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1969] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.8 x 3.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-062
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire at MacPherson Junior High School, Rumble Street and MacPherson Avenue. There is a crowd gathered and a lot of smoke. According the Burnaby Examiner, February 13, 1969, a juvenile was suspected of settting the fire.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1969] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-062
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.8 x 3.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire at MacPherson Junior High School, Rumble Street and MacPherson Avenue. There is a crowd gathered and a lot of smoke. According the Burnaby Examiner, February 13, 1969, a juvenile was suspected of settting the fire.
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Schools
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Names
MacPherson Junior High School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Date based on Burnaby Examiner article Feb. 13, 1969
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Rumble Street
Burnaby - MacPherson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.6 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-094
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Smoke is visible. A fire department car and hoses are in the foreground.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-094
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.6 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Smoke is visible. A fire department car and hoses are in the foreground.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Kapoor Sawmill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.8 x 4.2 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-095
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Flames, smoke and building frames are in the background. Firefighters with hoses are visible in the foreground.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1947 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-095
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.8 x 4.2 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Flames, smoke and building frames are in the background. Firefighters with hoses are visible in the foreground.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Kapoor Sawmill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Mills Burning at Barnet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38342
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 6, 1909
Collection/Fonds
Charles Lee collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13.4 cm
Item No.
411-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the line of buildings burning at the Barnet Mill, with flames and smoke visible rising from the structures. A caption stamped at the top of the postcard reads: "Mills burning at Barnet BC. 1:30a.m. May 6th, 1909."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 6, 1909
Collection/Fonds
Charles Lee collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
411-001
Accession Number
BHS2000-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the line of buildings burning at the Barnet Mill, with flames and smoke visible rising from the structures. A caption stamped at the top of the postcard reads: "Mills burning at Barnet BC. 1:30a.m. May 6th, 1909."
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Names
North Pacific Lumber Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8059 Texaco Drive
Burnaby - Texaco Drive
Burnaby - Barnet Village
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Fire at Maywood Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45307
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1, 1979, published June 16, 1971
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-203
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of three firemen in the mist of extinguishing a fire at Maywood Elementary School. The fire gutted four classrooms as well as the school library before it was brought under control.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1, 1979, published June 16, 1971
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-203
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three firemen in the mist of extinguishing a fire at Maywood Elementary School. The fire gutted four classrooms as well as the school library before it was brought under control.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Maywood Elementary School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "SCHOOL BURNS... Burnaby firefighters douse the charred timbers of a classroom at Maywood Elementary School, 4567 Imperial, Burnaby, after an early morning fire gutted four classrooms and the school library. Cause of the two-alarm blaze is under investigation, but the fire is believed to have started in one of the classrooms. The fire was brought under control about an hour after being reported at 5:12 a.m."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Imperial Street
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-353
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby planner and chipper mill that caught on fire. Two firemen are visible in the foreground, silhouetted against the flames.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-353
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby planner and chipper mill that caught on fire. Two firemen are visible in the foreground, silhouetted against the flames.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "BURNABY MILL BURNS ... Burnaby firefighters are silhouetted by flames ripping through a planer and chipper mill early this morning at 5744 Byrne Road. The fire was contained in the main building of the $500,000 mill. Damage has been estimated at $200,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5744 Byrne Road
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of ma…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of making an enterprise of harvesting and selling cascara bark during WWII, when prices rose. Bob describes his worst memories, which are of fires, a flood, and bad fog, and how he was nearly killed as a passenger in a wagon whose horse bolted. He recalls that his family was a minority among the Ukrainian families in the neighborhood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Natural Phenomena - Floods
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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