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Pioneer Days interviews September 22, 1971 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Elise Wilson's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her mother Annie Walmsley Wilson. Elsie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses Burnab…
Date Range
1899-1910
Length
0:03:26
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Elise Wilson's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her mother Annie Walmsley Wilson. Elsie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses Burnaby's early water supply.
Date Range
1899-1910
Length
0:03:26
Name
Wilson, Annie Walmsley
Subject
Public Services - Utilities
Interview Date
September 22, 1971
Scope and Content
Recording is of interviews with Lillian May (Davies) Jones, Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves, Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter, and Elsie Wilson during the Pioneer Days celebration at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) on September 22, 1971. Major themes discussed are: personal memories and occupations of interviewees family members.
Biographical Notes
Lillian May Davies was born June 28, 1891 to George and Rachel (Mills) Davies. She was one of four children. George Davies married Rachel Mills September 12, 1888 in Winnipeg and headed west to make their home. George’s brother Richard Davies had already bought property at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue (now 12th Avenue) when Rachel and George moved in and built a house next door. George Davies went to work for Gilley Bros. Logging Co. in Burnaby. Lillian May Davies married John Henry Jones on July 29, 1909 at the Methodist Church in Burnaby which had opened only a few weeks before (the Joneses were the first couple to be married there). Their reception was held in the Davies’ family garden. On June 3, 1910, Lillian and John’s first child, Arnold Jones was born. In 1919 they adopted their second child, John Sheldon Jones whose birth parents had died of influenza. John and Lillian built a home on the lot next to Lillian’s parents and lived there for forty-eight years. After her husband’s death in 1956, Lillian moved one lot over and remained living there for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine. Ada Evelyn Lewis was born on September 11, 1899. She was one of nine Lewis children. Ada's father came to Victoria BC from San Francisco. He met his wife in Victoria and moved to New Westminster where he was a typesetter on the first edition of the Columbian newspaper. He continued to work for the Columbian until his retirement. Her family owned the East Burnaby Fruit Farm at 17th Avenue between 2nd and 4th Street where they harvested apples, plums and pears. Ada attended East Burnaby School in 1905 and remembers being a pupil of Miss Draper. Ada E. Lewis married and became Mrs. Ada Evelyn Groves. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis was born in 1896 to William Henry and Emma (Smith) Lewis at the family farm at 4th Street and 18th Avenue. The family grew to nine, eldest to youngest; Albert, Lizzie, Minnie, Walter, Ernest, Lillie and Evelyn. Lillie’s mother, Emma (Smith) had the distinction of being the first girl of European descent to be born at Fort Victoria. Lillie’s father, William Henry Lewis helped to print the very first edition of the Vancouver Province in 1898. Lillie attended Douglas Road School and remembers being a pupil of Ellen Lister. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis married Bertie Blaine Porter at Lulu Island on November 7, 1918. They lived in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Burnaby to raise their four children. For most of his working life Bert operated a steam roller for the municipality. Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter died May 18, 1988 at the age of ninety-two. Elsie Wilson was born August 16, 1898 to Annie and her second husband William Wilson. Annie’s first husband Samuel W Walmsley died December 20, 1895 at the age of thirty-five, leaving Annie a widow at twenty-seven with two young children Annie age four and Samuel age six. Annie Walmsley married her second husband William Wilson on April 17, 1897. Elsie attended West Burnaby public school (later Kingsway West elementary) and remembers picking raspberries at various Burnaby farms for seven seasons.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:24:19
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Interviewee Name
Jones, Lillian May Davies
Wilson, Elsie
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Groves, Ada Evelyn Lewis
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-020_Track_4
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.
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Track four of recording of Pioneer Days interviews

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Intake of Burnaby's water supply

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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 building by fast flowing stream. There are dense forests to both sides of the photograph, and mountains in the distance. Three men in suits and ties are standing by the house. The catalogue record identifies the photograph as "intake of Burnaby's water supply," and also notes "Bruce…
  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 building by fast flowing stream. There are dense forests to both sides of the photograph, and mountains in the distance. Three men in suits and ties are standing by the house. The catalogue record identifies the photograph as "intake of Burnaby's water supply," and also notes "Bruce Patterson took this picture."
Subjects
Construction
Geographic Features - Creeks
Public Services - Utilities
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV977.99.25
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Bruce Patterson
Notes
Title based on catalogue record
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Burnaby Waterworks Construction Staff, 1912

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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. …
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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
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Condition of water pipe in Burnaby 1951

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Item No.
486-042
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Reeve Charles MacSorley holding a rusty and damaged waterline pipe. A caption on the bottom of the photograph reads: "Condition of water pipe in Burnaby 1951."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951
Collection/Fonds
Charles MacSorley fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
486-042
Accession Number
2005-14
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Reeve Charles MacSorley holding a rusty and damaged waterline pipe. A caption on the bottom of the photograph reads: "Condition of water pipe in Burnaby 1951."
Subjects
Public Services - Utilities
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
MacSorley, Charles W.
Notes
Titled based on caption
Note on verso reads: "Sat. / 1951"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Barker family next to the Central Park well

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1916 (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm print + 3 p.
Item No.
334-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barker family; Winnifred Barker, Eliza Barker, Beatrice Stokes, Sam Barker, Rose Dowding, and baby Ray Barker standing next to the Central Park artesian well cover.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1916 (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
334-001
Accession Number
BHS996-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm print + 3 p.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barker family; Winnifred Barker, Eliza Barker, Beatrice Stokes, Sam Barker, Rose Dowding, and baby Ray Barker standing next to the Central Park artesian well cover.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Parks
Public Services - Utilities
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Names
Oliver, Winnifred "Win" Barker
Barker, Eliza
Stokes, Beatrice
Barker, Sam
Dowding, Rose
Barker, Ray
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
3 p. accompanying is an essay entitled "Central Park / The Way It Was" written by Winnifred (Barker) Oliver
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - 3883 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
[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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Water tank on Edmonds Street School site

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27.7 x 22.7 cm
Item No.
047-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the water tank at the Edmonds Street school site. An accompanying typed caption reads, "Water Tank East Burnaby School House. British Columbia. 25 x 50 Ft. / Painted with Wailes Doves' "Bitumastic" Solution. Sole Agents: N. Thomspon & Co. Ltd., 847 Beatty St., Vancouver, B.C."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
047-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27.7 x 22.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the water tank at the Edmonds Street school site. An accompanying typed caption reads, "Water Tank East Burnaby School House. British Columbia. 25 x 50 Ft. / Painted with Wailes Doves' "Bitumastic" Solution. Sole Agents: N. Thomspon & Co. Ltd., 847 Beatty St., Vancouver, B.C."
Subjects
Structures - Water Tanks and Towers
Public Services - Utilities
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - 7641 Edmonds Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
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Water tank and pump house

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 14, 1920
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27.7 x 22.7 cm
Item No.
047-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the water tank and pump house at Central Park. A sign on the pump house reads, "Corporation of Burnaby / Water Works Department." A sign on the water tank reads, "This tank is painted with Wales Doves Bitumastic Solution / High Class Anti-Corrosive / Sales agents R. Thompson and Co. …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 14, 1920
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
047-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27.7 x 22.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the water tank and pump house at Central Park. A sign on the pump house reads, "Corporation of Burnaby / Water Works Department." A sign on the water tank reads, "This tank is painted with Wales Doves Bitumastic Solution / High Class Anti-Corrosive / Sales agents R. Thompson and Co. / Tel. Sey. 5343, 847 Beatty St. / Ralph Smith Mgr." In the background, the Central Park Theatre is visible.
Subjects
Public Services - Utilities
Structures - Water Tanks and Towers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on back of photograph reads, "Feb. 14, 1920 / [illegible] Steel Co. Ltd."
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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Capitol Hill water tower

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (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.
204-659
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the water tower on Capitol Hill. This iron one was built ca. 1927 to replace a smaller, wooden one. This picture was taken from front yard of the Henderson family home at 103 Grosvenor Avenue. The address of the water tower is 5440 Cambridge Street.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-659
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 the water tower on Capitol Hill. This iron one was built ca. 1927 to replace a smaller, wooden one. This picture was taken from front yard of the Henderson family home at 103 Grosvenor Avenue. The address of the water tower is 5440 Cambridge Street.
Subjects
Public Services - Utilities
Structures - Water Tanks and Towers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cambridge Street
Burnaby - 5440 Cambridge Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Kingsway at Salisbury Avenue

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1914]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.0 x 20.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kingsway looking west from Salisbury Avenue in Burnaby. At one corner of the four-way intersection is a road sign labelling the roads "Kingsway" and "Salisbury Ave," beside which hangs a "For Sale" sign from "Wolf Merton & Son" for a house at "119 Pender St. W. Vancouver." Across fro…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.0 x 20.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kingsway looking west from Salisbury Avenue in Burnaby. At one corner of the four-way intersection is a road sign labelling the roads "Kingsway" and "Salisbury Ave," beside which hangs a "For Sale" sign from "Wolf Merton & Son" for a house at "119 Pender St. W. Vancouver." Across from these signs stands a man in a suit beside one of the electric poles that lines Kingsway. Further behind him is a water tower that an earlier catalogue record from 1988 identifies as a Municipal Water Tower. Also, the record dates the negative ca. 1914.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Structures - Water Tanks and Towers
Public Services - Utilities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Salisbury Avenue
Accession Code
HV972.11.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1914]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Richmond Park Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
14-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w contact print accompanying negative
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  

Inauguration of the water system at Burnaby

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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."
  1 Image  
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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