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Harry Royle at Harry's confectionery store

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1961]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the backgro…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the background.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Harry's
Royle, Harry
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.8
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1961]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "952D01 POLAROID"
The Bulova clock hanging on the wall is at 5:49
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Harry Royle at Harry's confectionery store

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 1961
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the backgro…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the background.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Harry's
Royle, Harry
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.9
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
October 1961
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Date stamp on recto of photograph's border reads: "OCT 61"
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, with a fedora. This photograph appears to have been taken in a photographic studio.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, with a fedora. This photograph appears to have been taken in a photographic studio.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Royle, Harry
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
BV005.20.20
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[193-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/13/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Chidwich Studio
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "Chidwick STUDIO/ 3680A EAST HASTINGS STREET/ GLEN./1035 VANCOUVER, B.C. GLEN./1035"
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Harry Royle and his bowling team

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1961
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing in the centre of his six man bowling team inside the Rose Bowl bowling alley. Two of the six men are crouching down beside the trophy placed in front of Harry Royle with a large sign that reads, "VANCOUVER CITY/ 10 PIN/ Team Champions/ 1960-61."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing in the centre of his six man bowling team inside the Rose Bowl bowling alley. Two of the six men are crouching down beside the trophy placed in front of Harry Royle with a large sign that reads, "VANCOUVER CITY/ 10 PIN/ Team Champions/ 1960-61."
Subjects
Sports - Team Sports
Sports - Bowling
Events - Competitions
Names
Rose Bowl
Royle, Harry
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver - East Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.43
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1961
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
14/01/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (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.
204-266
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle in front of "Harry's" at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout in the Capitol Hill district.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-266
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
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle in front of "Harry's" at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout in the Capitol Hill district.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Harry's
Royle, Harry
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (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.
204-267
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Harry Royle, Fred Royle, and an unidentified Royle brother. Harry Royle was the owner of Harry's store at Ellesmere Avenue and Hastings, a confectionery and general hangout in the Capitol Hill district.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-267
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
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Harry Royle, Fred Royle, and an unidentified Royle brother. Harry Royle was the owner of Harry's store at Ellesmere Avenue and Hastings, a confectionery and general hangout in the Capitol Hill district.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Royle, Fred
Royle, Harry
Royle, Mr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory111
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's early life beginning at Gibraltar, through the war years.
Date Range
1898-1919
Length
0:06:06
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's early life beginning at Gibraltar, through the war years.
Date Range
1898-1919
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:06:06
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Harry Royle

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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of returning from the war and setting up his general store at Capitol Hill.
Date Range
1919-1945
Length
0:10:17
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of returning from the war and setting up his general store at Capitol Hill.
Date Range
1919-1945
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:17
Name
Harry's
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_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 Harry Royle

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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's thoughts on the use of credit at stores. He discusses his stores' distribution of World War II quota goods and mentions other stores' practices.
Date Range
1929-1945
Length
0:10:17
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's thoughts on the use of credit at stores. He discusses his stores' distribution of World War II quota goods and mentions other stores' practices.
Date Range
1929-1945
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:17
Name
Harry's
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_Track_4
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 four of interview with Harry Royle

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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory115
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of the process of accepting script as payment for groceries. He also discusses the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) Block System.
Date Range
1930-1938
Length
0:10:02
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of the process of accepting script as payment for groceries. He also discusses the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) Block System.
Date Range
1930-1938
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:02
Name
Harry's
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_Track_5
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 interview with Harry Royle

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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory116
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's thoughts on the unions of today. He also talks about Reeve William A. Pritchard and the Capitol Hill neighbourhood at the time of the Depression.
Date Range
1930-1975
Length
0:10:04
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's thoughts on the unions of today. He also talks about Reeve William A. Pritchard and the Capitol Hill neighbourhood at the time of the Depression.
Date Range
1930-1975
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:04
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_Track_6
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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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory117
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of the Depression years and the difference of the politics of today. He also tells the story of his involvement with the capture of Frank Badgley.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:46
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of the Depression years and the difference of the politics of today. He also tells the story of his involvement with the capture of Frank Badgley.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:46
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
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Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_Track_7
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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Interview with Harry Royle June 20, 1975 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory113
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of various negative sentiments of the time. He also discusses the impact of the Depression years as well as his impression of Reeve Pritchard.
Date Range
1919-1945
Length
0:10:17
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Harry Royle's memories of various negative sentiments of the time. He also discusses the impact of the Depression years as well as his impression of Reeve Pritchard.
Date Range
1919-1945
Photo Info
Harry Royle smiling, in a suit and tie, photographed by Chidwich Studio [193-]. Item no. BV005.20.20
Length
0:10:17
Name
Pritchard, William A.
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 20, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Harry Royle by Ross S. McLeod (and Bettina Bradbury) June 20, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the running of a grocery store. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Harry Royle was born in Gibraltar in 1898 to a Spanish mother and an English father (all of the Royle children except for one were born in Gibraltar). Harry's father served in the army for twenty-one years and because of that, the family moved regularly. While Harry was still a young baby, the Royle family moved to Ireland for six years, where he began his first years of schooling at the age of four. His dad retired from the army in 1907 and was sent to Canada with the BC Electric Company (the London General Army Buses Company). The rest of his family followed two years afterward in 1909 and settled in South Vancouver. Harry and his three brothers joined the army and were sent overseas as part of the second division. Luckily, they all returned home to Vancouver in 1919. Harry worked at the Hudson's Bay Company "counter jumping" before opening his own store in 1924 at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout for neighbourhood children."Harry's" was only twenty-five foot square and carried groceries obtained mainly from Kelly Douglas wholesalers. Most of Harry's customers worked at the mill at Barnet. Those that worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway were the few that still held jobs during the Depression. The store continued to serve the people of Capitol Hill throughout the Depression and war years, until Harry closed shop in 1945.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:01:43
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Interviewee Name
Royle, Harry
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.
100-13-12_Track_3
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 three of interview with Harry Royle

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Harry's softball team

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1887
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1934]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry's Softball Team which Harry Royle sponsored and managed. They are all wearing matching jackets with a patch on the arm that reads, "V.H./ HARRY'S/ 34". The team is standing in single file, with a boy at the front holding a trophy cup and two men with their bats crossed, forming …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry's Softball Team which Harry Royle sponsored and managed. They are all wearing matching jackets with a patch on the arm that reads, "V.H./ HARRY'S/ 34". The team is standing in single file, with a boy at the front holding a trophy cup and two men with their bats crossed, forming an "X" in the middle of the line. The individuals in the photograph are (from left); Jimmy Greer (bat boy), Mel Russell, Tommy Winwood, Chuck Greer, Dave Smith, George Moser, Tommy McKibbon (Captain), Harold Jones, Lloyd McLaren, Div Crossley, Harry Royle (Manager), Jackie Johnson, Bob Morrison, Clayton Kirk, Dick Wright, Snapper Sells, Bill McFarlane, Harry Reid (Coach), Eric Camp and Lionel Miller.
Subjects
Sports - Softball
Sports - Team Sports
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Greer, Jimmy
Russell, Mel
Winwood, Tommy
Greer, Chuck
Smith, Dave
Moser, George
McKibbon, Tommy
Jones, Harold
McLaren, Lloyd
Crossley, Div
Royle, Harry
Johnson, Jackie
Morrison, Bob
Kirk, Clayton
Wright, Dick
Sells, Snapper
McFarlane, Bill
Reid, Harry
Camp, Eric
Miller, Lionel
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
BV005.20.14
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1934]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Stuart Thomson
Notes
Photographer's inscription on recto of photograph reads: "HARRY'S SOFTBALL TEAM./ VANCOUVER B.C. 1934./ JIMMY GREER, MEL. RUSSELL, TOMMY WINWOOD, CHUCK GREER, DAVE SMITH, GEORGE MOSER, TOMMY McKIBBON, (Capt.) HAROLD JONES, LLOYD McLAREN,/ DIV CROSSLEY, HARRY ROYLE (MANAGER) JACKIE JOHNSON, BOB MORRISON, CLAYTON KIRK, DICK WRIGHT, SNAPPER SELLS, BILL McFARLANE,/ HARRY REID. (Coach) ERIC CAMP, LIONEL MILLER"
Photographer's stamp on verso of photograph reads: "FOR ADDITIONAL PRINTS/ USE THIS NUMBER/ 2860/ Publication Rights reserved by/ STUART THOMSON/ 2151 W. 4th BA 3910"
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