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Vancouver Engineering Works Company badge

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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 ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a company badge for Vancouver Engineering Works. The shape is of a crest shield, with the following written in it: "Vancouver / Engineering / Works, Ltd. / Engineers / Vancouver, B.C." An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Company badge."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a company badge for Vancouver Engineering Works. The shape is of a crest shield, with the following written in it: "Vancouver / Engineering / Works, Ltd. / Engineers / Vancouver, B.C." An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Company badge."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Duplex Pump

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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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a duplex pump for Vancouver Engineering Works. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Duplex Pump."
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a duplex pump for Vancouver Engineering Works. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Duplex Pump."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Boiler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto473
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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, piles of logs, and a cask. The cart is seen on a wood plank boardwalk, behind which is a view of an inlet. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The …
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, piles of logs, and a cask. The cart is seen on a wood plank boardwalk, behind which is a view of an inlet. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Boiler."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV978.14.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Boiler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto474
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 ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler with a pile of logs beside it. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Boiler."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler with a pile of logs beside it. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Boiler."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.10
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Vertical Boiler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto476
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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, and piles of wood. The cart does not appear to be on a railway. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An ann…
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, and piles of wood. The cart does not appear to be on a railway. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Vertical Boiler."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Steam Donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto477
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 ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.13
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Donkey Engine

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto478
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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey engine placed on the side of railway tracks. Superimposed with a transparency onto the photograph is an explanation of the engine, not entirely legible, however, indicating that this 10' x 15' double cylinder engine was built by the Vancouver Engineering Works. An ann…
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey engine placed on the side of railway tracks. Superimposed with a transparency onto the photograph is an explanation of the engine, not entirely legible, however, indicating that this 10' x 15' double cylinder engine was built by the Vancouver Engineering Works. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - 10 x 15 Donkey Engine."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Donkey Engine Piston

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto480
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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the piston on a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - detail of piston on donkey engine."
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the piston on a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - detail of piston on donkey engine."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV978.14.16
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Steam Donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto481
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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Steam Donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto483
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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Machinery

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto479
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of orignal), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large piece of machinery being operated by a man depicted on the left side of the photograph. The machinery has a centre piece that seems to be rotating, with two spouts on the side, dumping out fluid into large containers that are placed under them. An annotation on the back of t…
  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 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large piece of machinery being operated by a man depicted on the left side of the photograph. The machinery has a centre piece that seems to be rotating, with two spouts on the side, dumping out fluid into large containers that are placed under them. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Occupations - Labourers
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV978.14.15
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of orignal), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Burnaby Waterworks Construction Staff, 1912

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto901
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1912
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 phototgraph : sepia ; 12.3 x 19.3 cm mounted on paper 13.3 x 20.1 mounted on cardboard 21.1 x 27.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Waterworks construction staff from 1912. The five men in the group are clearly identified by the printed information on the cardboard mount provided by the photographer. Standing in the back to the left is Inspector J.M. Maclean. Standing to the right is Inspector F. Howard. …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 phototgraph : sepia ; 12.3 x 19.3 cm mounted on paper 13.3 x 20.1 mounted on cardboard 21.1 x 27.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Waterworks construction staff from 1912. The five men in the group are clearly identified by the printed information on the cardboard mount provided by the photographer. Standing in the back to the left is Inspector J.M. Maclean. Standing to the right is Inspector F. Howard. Seated on the left is Inspector John Parr. Seated in the middle is Supervising Engineer Campbell MacDonald. Seated on the right is Inspector N.W. Collins. The caption at the bottom front of the frame reads, "Burnaby Waterworks Construction Staff, 1912." Also printed on the frame: "D. Wadds, Photographer."
Subjects
Public Services - Utilities
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Burnaby Waterworks
Howard, F.
Macdonald, Campbell
Collins, N.W.
Maclean, J.M.
Parr, John
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV975.97.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1912
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
D. Wadds
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Interview with Les Francis by Eric Damer October 16, 2012 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory327
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's early years. He begins by mentioning his school days and moves into a detailed account of working with the municipality of Burnaby in the Hall and in the Stores.
Date Range
1914-1949
Length
0:09:28
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's early years. He begins by mentioning his school days and moves into a detailed account of working with the municipality of Burnaby in the Hall and in the Stores.
Date Range
1914-1949
Photo Info
Les Francis (far right) receiving a Burnaby Long Service Award at the Gai Paree Supper Club, 1964. Item no. 485-070.
Length
0:09:28
Subject
Occupations - Civic Workers
Public Services - Public Works
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 16, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Les Francis conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 16, 2012. Major theme discussed: the role of the municipal worker in the nineteen-thirties through the war years.
Biographical Notes
Les Francis was born in London, England, in 1914 and came with his family to Burnaby in 1919. Except for a few years away on special projects, Les has lived in Burnaby ever since. After attending Kingsway West Elementary and Burnaby South High Schools, Les joined the municipal work force. He first worked as a clerk in 1930 and later joined the Engineering Department where he spent his career maintaining and extending the municipal water system. Les Francis retired in 1979 as the City of Burnaby's Work's Superintendent.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:43:18
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Francis, Les
Interview Location
Interviewee's residence
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-010_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Les Francis

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Interview with Les Francis by Eric Damer October 16, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory328
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's years of working with the municipality of Burnaby, with a focus on waterworks.
Date Range
1930-1946
Length
0:10:36
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's years of working with the municipality of Burnaby, with a focus on waterworks.
Date Range
1930-1946
Photo Info
Les Francis (far right) receiving a Burnaby Long Service Award at the Gai Paree Supper Club, 1964. Item no. 485-070.
Length
0:10:36
Subject
Occupations - Civic Workers
Public Services - Public Works
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 16, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Les Francis conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 16, 2012. Major theme discussed: the role of the municipal worker in the nineteen-thirties through the war years.
Biographical Notes
Les Francis was born in London, England, in 1914 and came with his family to Burnaby in 1919. Except for a few years away on special projects, Les has lived in Burnaby ever since. After attending Kingsway West Elementary and Burnaby South High Schools, Les joined the municipal work force. He first worked as a clerk in 1930 and later joined the Engineering Department where he spent his career maintaining and extending the municipal water system. Les Francis retired in 1979 as the City of Burnaby's Work's Superintendent.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:43:18
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Francis, Les
Interview Location
Interviewee's residence
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-010_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Les Francis

Images
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Interview with Les Francis by Eric Damer October 16, 2012 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory329
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's years of working with the municipality of Burnaby, with a focus on waterworks. Les describes the influence of industry and population on the water system as well as the history of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) Water Board.
Date Range
1930-1979
Length
0:10:35
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's years of working with the municipality of Burnaby, with a focus on waterworks. Les describes the influence of industry and population on the water system as well as the history of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) Water Board.
Date Range
1930-1979
Photo Info
Les Francis (far right) receiving a Burnaby Long Service Award at the Gai Paree Supper Club, 1964. Item no. 485-070.
Length
0:10:35
Subject
Occupations - Civic Workers
Public Services - Public Works
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 16, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Les Francis conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 16, 2012. Major theme discussed: the role of the municipal worker in the nineteen-thirties through the war years.
Biographical Notes
Les Francis was born in London, England, in 1914 and came with his family to Burnaby in 1919. Except for a few years away on special projects, Les has lived in Burnaby ever since. After attending Kingsway West Elementary and Burnaby South High Schools, Les joined the municipal work force. He first worked as a clerk in 1930 and later joined the Engineering Department where he spent his career maintaining and extending the municipal water system. Les Francis retired in 1979 as the City of Burnaby's Work's Superintendent.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:43:18
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Francis, Les
Interview Location
Interviewee's residence
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-010_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of interview with Les Francis

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Interview with Les Francis by Eric Damer October 16, 2012 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory330
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's years of working with the municipality of Burnaby in the waterworks department and the changes he has noticed for present day workers.
Date Range
1979-2012
Length
0:12:38
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Les Francis's years of working with the municipality of Burnaby in the waterworks department and the changes he has noticed for present day workers.
Date Range
1979-2012
Photo Info
Les Francis (far right) receiving a Burnaby Long Service Award at the Gai Paree Supper Club, 1964. Item no. 485-070.
Length
0:12:38
Subject
Occupations - Civic Workers
Public Services - Public Works
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 16, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Les Francis conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 16, 2012. Major theme discussed: the role of the municipal worker in the nineteen-thirties through the war years.
Biographical Notes
Les Francis was born in London, England, in 1914 and came with his family to Burnaby in 1919. Except for a few years away on special projects, Les has lived in Burnaby ever since. After attending Kingsway West Elementary and Burnaby South High Schools, Les joined the municipal work force. He first worked as a clerk in 1930 and later joined the Engineering Department where he spent his career maintaining and extending the municipal water system. Les Francis retired in 1979 as the City of Burnaby's Work's Superintendent.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:43:18
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Francis, Les
Interview Location
Interviewee's residence
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-010_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of interview with Les Francis

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory655
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue and the public tap available there for residents living on Burnaby Mountain. She talks about the City of Vancouver cemetery property. She describes the families and people who live…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:12:19
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue and the public tap available there for residents living on Burnaby Mountain. She talks about the City of Vancouver cemetery property. She describes the families and people who lived on Burnwood (2nd Ave), and the mushroom farm that operated next door to the Seim farm.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:12:19
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Public Services - Public Works
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnwood Avenue
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Reidun Seim

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.4 x 23.5 cm
Item No.
062-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Municipal Works Yard with pipes stacked outside and a building in the background.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
062-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.4 x 23.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Municipal Works Yard with pipes stacked outside and a building in the background.
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Buildings - Industrial
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[198-]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.2 x 10 cm
Item No.
480-1542
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Les Francis, Burnaby Waterworks Superintendent.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[198-]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1542
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.2 x 10 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Les Francis, Burnaby Waterworks Superintendent.
Subjects
Occupations - Civic Workers
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Burnaby Waterworks
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso reads: "Les Francis / Bby Waterworks Supt."
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1929] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-174
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam shovel possibly operated by Bill Speirs for the municipality of Burnaby during road construction.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1929] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-174
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam shovel possibly operated by Bill Speirs for the municipality of Burnaby during road construction.
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Construction - Road Construction
Public Services - Public Works
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Item No.
CBA11
Storage Location
AV 1-1-1-3
Scope and Content
Photograph of seven men standing in front of a truck with a sign that reads; "Corporation of Burnaby Waterworks Dept." written on its side.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Engineering Department fonds
Series
General and Administrative files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
CBA11
Accession Number
2004-06
Storage Location
AV 1-1-1-3
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of seven men standing in front of a truck with a sign that reads; "Corporation of Burnaby Waterworks Dept." written on its side.
Subjects
Public Services - Utilities
Occupations - Civic Workers
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Burnaby Waterworks
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Opening of the Hastings-Barnet Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38660
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927
Collection/Fonds
North Burnaby Board of Trade fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
476-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the official opening of the newly paved Hastings-Barnet Road which opened on Saturday December 10, 1927. In the foreground the Provincial Minister of Public Works Dr. W.H. Sutherland is opening a wooden gate, with a large crowd gathered around. The Barnet Lumber Company Ltd. building …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927
Collection/Fonds
North Burnaby Board of Trade fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
476-003
Accession Number
BHS2005-8
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the official opening of the newly paved Hastings-Barnet Road which opened on Saturday December 10, 1927. In the foreground the Provincial Minister of Public Works Dr. W.H. Sutherland is opening a wooden gate, with a large crowd gathered around. The Barnet Lumber Company Ltd. building on Hastings Street is in the background.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Persons - Crowds
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Officials - Elected Officials
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Barnet Lumber Company
Sutherland, W.H.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 3995 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Images
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Inauguration of the water system at Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35938
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 16, 1912
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
Item No.
204-798
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Reeve Weart addressing a crowd gathered around the bandstand in Central Park for the inauguration of Burnaby Water Works. The Reeve is standing as he looks towards the crowd. Other men are seated in a semi-circle inside the bandstand. This was known as "Splash Day."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 16, 1912
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-798
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Reeve Weart addressing a crowd gathered around the bandstand in Central Park for the inauguration of Burnaby Water Works. The Reeve is standing as he looks towards the crowd. Other men are seated in a semi-circle inside the bandstand. This was known as "Splash Day."
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bandstands
Persons - Crowds
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Public Services - Utilities
Public Services - Public Works
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Names
Weart, R.W.
Notes
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Annotation of back of postcard reads, "July 16 - 1912 / Inauguration of the water system at Burnaby"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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