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Sperling Avenue School students

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37694
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1922] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.3 x 5.1 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-282
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sperling Avenue School students, Grades 1 to 8.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1922] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-282
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.3 x 5.1 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sperling Avenue School students, Grades 1 to 8.
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue School
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
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Sperling Avenue School Class

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38569
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of thirty-two children and their teacher on the steps of Sperling Avenue school - all are unidentified. Written on the bottom of the photograph are the name of the photographer (Layton) and the year in which the picture was taken (1952).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-007
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of thirty-two children and their teacher on the steps of Sperling Avenue school - all are unidentified. Written on the bottom of the photograph are the name of the photographer (Layton) and the year in which the picture was taken (1952).
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School Class

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38571
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1954
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-009
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of thirty-five children and their teacher sitting and standing in four rows standing outside. All are unidentified. Written along the bottom of the photograph is the name of the photographer (Layton) and the name of the school along with the year the picture was taken.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1954
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-009
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of thirty-five children and their teacher sitting and standing in four rows standing outside. All are unidentified. Written along the bottom of the photograph is the name of the photographer (Layton) and the name of the school along with the year the picture was taken.
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School staff members

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38572
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958 or 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-010
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of ten women and four men in the gymnasium of the school building - all are unidentified. A sign in front of the group reads: "Sperling Avenue School Staff 1958-1959."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958 or 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-010
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of ten women and four men in the gymnasium of the school building - all are unidentified. A sign in front of the group reads: "Sperling Avenue School Staff 1958-1959."
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958 or 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-011
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a class picture with thirty-one children and their teacher in the gymnasium of the school building. All are unidentified. A sign in front of the group reads: "Sperling Avenue School Grade 3 Div. 8. 1958-1959."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958 or 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-011
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph is a class picture with thirty-one children and their teacher in the gymnasium of the school building. All are unidentified. A sign in front of the group reads: "Sperling Avenue School Grade 3 Div. 8. 1958-1959."
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School staff members

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38574
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958 or 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-012
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the fifteen staff members of Sperling Avenue School. The group (all unidentified) appear to be gathered in the school gymnasium for the picture and a sign in front of them reads: "Sperling Ave. Elem. Staff 1959-1960."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958 or 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-012
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the fifteen staff members of Sperling Avenue School. The group (all unidentified) appear to be gathered in the school gymnasium for the picture and a sign in front of them reads: "Sperling Ave. Elem. Staff 1959-1960."
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960 or 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-013
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Grade 3, Division 8 class at Sperling Avenue School. All of the thirty-five children and two teachers pictured are unidentified. The picture appears to have been taken in the school gymnasium and a sign placed in front of the group reads: "Sperling Ave. Elem. Gr 3 Div 8, 1960-19…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960 or 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-013
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Grade 3, Division 8 class at Sperling Avenue School. All of the thirty-five children and two teachers pictured are unidentified. The picture appears to have been taken in the school gymnasium and a sign placed in front of the group reads: "Sperling Ave. Elem. Gr 3 Div 8, 1960-1961."
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School staff members

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38576
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960 or 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-014
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the fourteen staff members of Sperling Avenue School in the school gymnasium. All are unidentified. A sign in front of the group reads: "Sperling Ave. Elem. Staff 1960-1961."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960 or 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-014
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the fourteen staff members of Sperling Avenue School in the school gymnasium. All are unidentified. A sign in front of the group reads: "Sperling Ave. Elem. Staff 1960-1961."
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1961 or 1962]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-015
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Grade 3, Division 8 class at Sperling Avenue School. Neither the children nor the teacher standing with them is identified.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1961 or 1962]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-015
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Grade 3, Division 8 class at Sperling Avenue School. Neither the children nor the teacher standing with them is identified.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School staff members

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38578
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1961 or 1962]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-016
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group identified as the staff from Sperling Avenue school in the school gymnasium. All fourteen people are unidentified.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1961 or 1962]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-016
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group identified as the staff from Sperling Avenue school in the school gymnasium. All fourteen people are unidentified.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue Div 8 Gr 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38580
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-018
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Grade 3, Division 8 class at Sperling Avenue school with their teacher outside the school building. All are unidentified.
  1 Image  
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.
463-018
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Grade 3, Division 8 class at Sperling Avenue school with their teacher outside the school building. All are unidentified.
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Staff at Sperling Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38581
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-019
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of twelve staff members from Sperling Avenue school sitting and standing in two rows outside the school building. All are unidentified.
  1 Image  
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.
463-019
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of twelve staff members from Sperling Avenue school sitting and standing in two rows outside the school building. All are unidentified.
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School during construction

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36027
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Item No.
213-009
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Sperling Avenue School during construction. This was the first school ever built by Bruce Patterson.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
213-009
Accession Number
BHS988-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Sperling Avenue School during construction. This was the first school ever built by Bruce Patterson.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Construction
Occupations - Labourers
Names
Patterson Company
Patterson, Bruce
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Hand written note on verso of photograph reads: "1st School Bruce built"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Class at Sperling Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38579
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-017
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of fourty-six students and their teacher on the steps of the school. A note on the back of the photograph reads: "Shirley's class at Sperling, Margaret Allen, teacher." At the bottom left corner of the photograph is the name of the photographer (Layton) and in the opposite corner is the…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-017
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of fourty-six students and their teacher on the steps of the school. A note on the back of the photograph reads: "Shirley's class at Sperling, Margaret Allen, teacher." At the bottom left corner of the photograph is the name of the photographer (Layton) and in the opposite corner is the year, 1950.
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allen, Margaret
Sperling Avenue School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
Less detail

Sperling Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark744
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
2200 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1914
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
2200 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1914
Heritage Value
The Sperling Avenue School was opened in 1914 to service the growing community around the B.C. Electric Company's Pole Line Road (Sperling Avenue). This school replaced the one-room Duthie schoolhouse.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail

Staff at Sperling Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto2856
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1983-1984]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary School staff photograph for the 1983 to 1984 school year.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary School staff photograph for the 1983 to 1984 school year.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allder, Frank
Allder, Verna (Jill)
Sperling Avenue School
Accession Code
BV007.26.37
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1983-1984]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Staff at Sperling Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto2858
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1980-1981]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1980 to 1981 school year.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1980 to 1981 school year.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allder, Frank
Allder, Verna (Jill)
Sperling Avenue School
Accession Code
BV007.26.39
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1980-1981]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Staff at Sperling Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto2859
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1981-1982]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1981 to 1982 school year.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1981 to 1982 school year.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allder, Frank
Allder, Verna (Jill)
Sperling Avenue School
Accession Code
BV007.26.40
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1981-1982]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Staff at Sperling Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto2860
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1982-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1982 to 1983 school year. F.H. Allder was principal at this time.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1982 to 1983 school year. F.H. Allder was principal at this time.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allder, Frank
Allder, Verna (Jill)
Sperling Avenue School
Accession Code
BV007.26.41
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1982-1983]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Staff at Sperling Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto2861
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1984-1985]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1984 to 1985 school year.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
Photograph: Sperling Elementary staff photograph for the 1984 to 1985 school year.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allder, Frank
Allder, Verna (Jill)
Sperling Avenue School
Accession Code
BV007.26.42
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1984-1985]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory570
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Sperling Avenue School
Subject
Agriculture
Industries - Fur Trade
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson's home in Burnaby
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.
MSS196-004_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track two of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 8

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson telling several stories about events she remembers from her childhood on her parents mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain and going to Sperling Avenue School.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:06:57
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson telling several stories about events she remembers from her childhood on her parents mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain and going to Sperling Avenue School.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:06:57
Name
GAK Fur Farm
Sperling Avenue School
Subject
Recreational Activities
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson's home in Burnaby
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.
MSS196-004_Track_8
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track eight of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Jack Davy and Thomas James Sanderson 22-Jul-75 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jack Davy and Tommy Sanderson's descriptions of the neighbourhoods surrounding the schools that they worked at during the Depression. They also discuss the structure of elementary through high school as it was during this time.
Date Range
1931-1940
Length
0:09:31
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jack Davy and Tommy Sanderson's descriptions of the neighbourhoods surrounding the schools that they worked at during the Depression. They also discuss the structure of elementary through high school as it was during this time.
Date Range
1931-1940
Length
0:09:31
Name
Kitchener Street School
Sperling Avenue School
Burnaby South High School
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Interview Date
22-Jul-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with two school principals who were working during the depression; John "Jack" Davy and Thomas James "Tommy" Sanderson by Ross S. McLeod. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and scholastic studies. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John “Jack” Davy was raised in New Westminster and his family and the Eagles' family were close friends, with the grandparents and parents getting together regularly to play cards. As a child, Jack delivered the Columbian newspaper. Jack Davy worked for Burnaby schools for over fifty years; twenty-five of those years as principal at Edmonds Street School. During the depression, he worked as a principal of Kitchener Street School. Thomas James “Tommy” Sanderson was born to Ellen Jane Garvin and Thomas F. Sanderson. The couple married on January 14, 1903 at Mount Pleasant and lived first at English Bay. Tommy had an older brother, Gordon John and a sister, Flora Jane (later Rawden). The three children were raised in the Sanderson family home at 3812 Inman Avenue, one block north of Central Park. From 1919 to 1920, their father, Thomas F. Sanderson served as Reeve of Burnaby. Tommy Sanderson attended Inman Avenue School, then Kingsway West before graduating from Burnaby South High School in 1926. In 1931, he began his teaching career back at Burnaby South High School. From 1938, Tommy was principal at Sperling Avenue School. During the course of his career, he also worked as vice-principal of Edmonds Street School, principal at Capitol Hill School, Kingsway West School, McPhearson Junior High and Burnaby North High School. Tommy married Dorothy Alberta Reid of Chilliwack July 12, 1932 and had two children Robert “Bobby” and Margaret. The family first lived at 1921 Gilley Avenue, New Westminster then 2073 Waverley Avenue, Burnaby while Bobby and Margaret attended Nelson Avenue School, then Burnaby South High School.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:20
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Interviewee Name
Davy, Jack
Sanderson, Thomas "Tommy" James
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-24_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.
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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's school days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby.
Date Range
1921-1927
Length
0:07:12
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's school days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby.
Date Range
1921-1927
Length
0:07:12
Name
Seaforth School
Sperling Avenue School
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
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Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 489

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Chapter Seventeen Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood 0 n O rni rm ii 447
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 490

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 491

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
SPERLING AVENUE SCHOOL An Early Histoi-y The first school servicing the Sperling area was erected on a one acre site on Johnson Road (now Broadway) at Duthie. A cottage-style building. 24 feet square, was erected for a total cost of $800.00 (including land). Ten students attended in September
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 492

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 493

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 494

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 495

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 496

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 497

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
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Chapter Seventeen: Sperling Avenue School Neighbourhood, Lochdale District p. 498

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
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6840 Adair Street - Sperling Avenue School/Park Site

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
21178
Meeting Date
25-Jun-1973
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
47
Item No.
33
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
21178
Meeting Date
25-Jun-1973
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
47
Item No.
33
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Transportation of School Children from Douglas Road School to Sperling Avenue School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
73611
Meeting Date
3-Feb-1919
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
73611
Meeting Date
3-Feb-1919
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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School Sites - Capitol Hill School, Sperling Avenue School and Clinton Street School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
48121
Meeting Date
11-Feb-1948
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
48121
Meeting Date
11-Feb-1948
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Petition for Direct Access to Sperling Avenue School from Cliff Avenue

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
72378
Meeting Date
28-Nov-1934
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
72378
Meeting Date
28-Nov-1934
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Request re Improvements for Sidewalks on Sperling Avenue from Union Street to Sperling Avenue School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
56687
Meeting Date
24-Oct-1927
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
56687
Meeting Date
24-Oct-1927
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Request for Additional Traffic Control on Sperling Avenue in the Vicinity of Sperling Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport21444
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
15410
Meeting Date
27-Nov-1978
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
15410
Meeting Date
27-Nov-1978
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Request for Additional Traffic Control on Sperling Avenue in the Vicinity of the Sperling Avenue School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
15284
Meeting Date
23-Oct-1978
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
15284
Meeting Date
23-Oct-1978
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Approval of School Building Program - North Burnaby Junior High, Capitol Hill Addition, Sperling Avenue School Addition, Stride Avenue School Addition and Kitchener School Addition

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
48435
Meeting Date
16-Aug-1948
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
48435
Meeting Date
16-Aug-1948
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Sperling School Grade Eight Graduating Class

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1952
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
463-008
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sperling School students and their teacher sitting and standing in four rows outside. Identified from the back row (standing), left to right are: Ian Wallace, Alf Backman, Robert Curley, Donald Keyes, George Wyckham, Alf Vickson, David Armitage, Keith Morrison, Frank Head. Third row (…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1952
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
463-008
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sperling School students and their teacher sitting and standing in four rows outside. Identified from the back row (standing), left to right are: Ian Wallace, Alf Backman, Robert Curley, Donald Keyes, George Wyckham, Alf Vickson, David Armitage, Keith Morrison, Frank Head. Third row (standing) left to right are: Principal William Wallace, Albert Salter, Harvey Patterson, Elaine Craig, Maxine Fedora, Joanne Keyes, Shirley Cuthbertson, Norman Evans, Jimmy Dronsfield, Ken Gould. Second row (sitting) from left are: Lorraine Sutton, Maureen Olafson, Carrie Metcalf, Betty Savage, Louise Moore, Shirley Scuffi, Karen Svenson, Violet Vickson, Pat Deacon, Graeme Smith. Front row (sitting) from left to right are: David Johnson, Ted Nordin, Dennis Robinson, Charlie Peck, Eddy Morrison, Bobby Burke.
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Sperling Avenue School
Wallace, Ian
Backman, Alf
Curley, Robert
Keyes, Donald
Wyckham, George
Vickson, Alf
Armitage, David
Morrison, Keith
Head, Frank
Wallace, William
Salter, Albert
Patterson, Harvey
Fedora, Maxine
Keyes, Joanne
Cuthbertson, Shirley
Evans, Norman
Gould, Ken
Sutton, Lorraine
Olafson, Maureen
Metcalf, Carrie
Savage, Betty
Moore, Louise
Scuffi, Shirley
Svenson, Karen
Vickson, Violet
Deacon, Pat
Smith, Graeme
Johnson, David
Nordin, Ted
Robinson, Dennis
Peck, Charlie
Morrison, Eddy
Craig, Elaine
Eronsfield, Jimmy
Burke, Bobby
Notes
Transcribed title (taken from verso of photograph)
Written on the back of the photograph is the following: "Grade Eight, Graduating Class, Sperling Avenue, May 1952." At the bottom left of the photograph, the word "Layton" can be discerned while in the opposite corner the year "1952" is visible.
Identification key provided by Burnaby resident Dennis Robinson 11/2013
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
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Bylaw Number: 2049 - School Board (Debenture) Bylaw 1948

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
2049
Final Adoption
1948 Dec 20
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
2049
Final Adoption
1948 Dec 20
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Chapter XII: A Boy's Eye View of the 1920s p. 78

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary6005-78
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
education in the two-room Sperling Avenue School (at Sperling and what is now Adair Street). One room was used as a school-room for the enrolled children, usually numbering between 20 or 30, who ran the gamut from grade one to grade eight. The other room was used for community meetings and Sunday School
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects LoC
Burnaby (B.C.) -- History
Digital Book
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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory103
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's boyhood days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby. Their wives, Jean Haddon and Amy Wright are also introduced.
Date Range
1914-1920
Length
0:09:27
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's boyhood days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby. Their wives, Jean Haddon and Amy Wright are also introduced.
Date Range
1914-1920
Length
0:09:27
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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.
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Track one of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory105
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Amy Wright's memories of growing up in North Burnaby, as well as Logan Wright and Jim Haddon's memories of Blind Lake (also known as Squint Lake), where the clubhouse now stands at the golf course at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:18
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Amy Wright's memories of growing up in North Burnaby, as well as Logan Wright and Jim Haddon's memories of Blind Lake (also known as Squint Lake), where the clubhouse now stands at the golf course at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:18
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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 James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory106
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jean Haddon's memories of first coming to Burnaby with her family, as well as Jim Haddon's memories of working for the municipality as a contractor during the Depression. He also briefly mentions the Edmonds riot of 1932.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:01
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jean Haddon's memories of first coming to Burnaby with her family, as well as Jim Haddon's memories of working for the municipality as a contractor during the Depression. He also briefly mentions the Edmonds riot of 1932.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:01
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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.
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Track four of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory107
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Logan and Amy Wright's thoughts on why Burnaby went into receivership, the (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and their family's politics. Amy also touches on her mother's involvement with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:10:02
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Logan and Amy Wright's thoughts on why Burnaby went into receivership, the (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and their family's politics. Amy also touches on her mother's involvement with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:10:02
Name
Victorian Order of Nurses
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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.
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Track five of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory108
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jean Haddon's and Logan Wright's memories of growing up in a large family. Logan Wright also discusses his employment history, including his time prospecting up near Alberni.
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:09:00
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jean Haddon's and Logan Wright's memories of growing up in a large family. Logan Wright also discusses his employment history, including his time prospecting up near Alberni.
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:09:00
Subject
Occupations - Gold Miners
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_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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Track six of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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