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Aerial photograph of Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1938]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the area surrounding Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue.
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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
Aerial photograph of the area surrounding Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Accession Code
BV992.47.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1938]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Notes on verso of photograph read: "Burnaby Image Bank #532" and "DOUGLAS ROAD AND SPERLING c. 1938"
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "Copyright Simon Fraser/ University Archives"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. postcard ; 9 x 14 cm
Item No.
369-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mountain Park looking west towards Vancouver. The caption on the back of the postcard reads: "This view was taken from Burnaby Mountain Park, which is adjacent to Simon Fraser University. Some of the most spectacular views can be seen from this high elevation."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
369-002
Accession Number
BHS999-1
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. postcard ; 9 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mountain Park looking west towards Vancouver. The caption on the back of the postcard reads: "This view was taken from Burnaby Mountain Park, which is adjacent to Simon Fraser University. Some of the most spectacular views can be seen from this high elevation."
Photographer
Weinhaupl, George
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Geographic Features - Parks
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 100 Centennial Way
Burnaby - Centennial Way
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Interview with Charles A. Purdon and May E. Purdon July 9, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Charles and May Purdon's memories of living on Vancouver Island during the early years of their marriage.
Date Range
1930-1933
Length
0:09:25
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Charles and May Purdon's memories of living on Vancouver Island during the early years of their marriage.
Date Range
1930-1933
Length
0:09:25
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver Island
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 9, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Charles A. Purdon and May E. Purdon by SFU graduate student Bettina Bradbury July 9, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and Canadian politics. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
May Eliza was born in London, England in 1907. She came out to Regina with her family when she was eleven. Charles A. Purdon was born February 28, 1904 in London, England. He came to Canada in 1925 from China where he had been working as an accountant for the previous three years. Charles first came to Vancouver and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) but within a week he was sent to Regina. This is where he met May. May and Charles got married in 1926 and Charles began working as an accountant for the Saskatchewan Wheat Growers, then for the Canadian Wool Growers before being laid off. In October of 1930, Charles and May left Regina for Vancouver Island. Charles drove himself out and May rode the train with her children; twin boys and a daughter, only one year apart. They settled at May’s parent’s second house in Coombs. The Purdons arrived in Burnaby in December of 1932 and rented a house on Edmonds Street. Charles was unable to do road work and instead found work through the Liberal Party and also with the Municipal engineers indoors on a number of projects. In 1938 the Purdons were able to get into a reverted house built by Ernie Winch at Maple Avenue (then Jubilee) and Nelson Avenue that had nine bedrooms. They paid ten dollars a month to the municipality for use of this property. May Eliza Purdon died April 6, 1983 at the age of seventy-six.
Total Length
1:40:03
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Interviewee Name
Purdon, Charles A.
Purdon, May Eliza
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.
100-13-19_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.
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Track two of interview with Charles A. Purdon and May E. Purdon

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