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Station normal : the power of the Stave River

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Stanley, Meg, Wilson, Hugh Patrick. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre , c2001. (Book) 333.793 STA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
1550549324
Call No.
333.793 STA
Author
Stanley, Meg
Wilson, Hugh Patrick
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Publisher
Douglas & McIntyre
Publication Date
c2001
Physical Description
vii, 120 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Inscription
"R. Salsbury / May 8/02", handwritten in ink on inside of front cover.
Subjects LoC
Hydroelectric power plants -- British Columbia -- Stave Falls -- History
Stave Falls (B.C.) -- History
Notes
Copy 1 of 2
Published in association with: B.C. Hydro.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117) and index.
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Station normal : the power of the Stave River

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Stanley, Meg, Wilson, Hugh Patrick. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre , c2001. (Book) 333.793 STA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
1550549324
Call No.
333.793 STA
Author
Stanley, Meg
Wilson, Hugh Patrick
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Publisher
Douglas & McIntyre
Publication Date
c2001
Physical Description
vii, 120 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects LoC
Hydroelectric power plants -- British Columbia -- Stave Falls -- History
Stave Falls (B.C.) -- History
Notes
Copy 2 of 2
Published in association with: B.C. Hydro.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117) and index.
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Dinner for Miss Creeden

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[British Columbia, Canada]: BC Hydro , 1947. (DVD) 388.46 BCH
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
DVD
Call No.
388.46 BCH
Contributor
British Columbia Electric Company
Place of Publication
[British Columbia, Canada]
Publisher
BC Hydro
Publication Date
1947
Physical Description
1 videodisc (36 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects LoC
Bridge River Hydroelectric Development
British Columbia Electric Company
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Natural gas industry
Streetcars -- British Columbia -- Vancouver
Trolley Cars -- British Columbia -- Lower Mainland
Vancouver (B.C.) -- Streets
World War, 1914-1918 -- Mobilization
World War, 1939-1945--Mobilization
Geographic Access
Bridge River (B.C.)
Fraser Valley district (B.C.)
British Columbia - Buntzen Lake
Vancouver (B.C.)
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Lower Mainland Region (B.C.)
Alouette Lake (B.C.)
Ruskin (B.C.)
Stave Falls (B.C.)
Goldstream (B.C.)
British Columbia - Victoria
Notes
Summary: Industrial film. A film about the growth of B.C. Electric from 1906 to 1946, built around the story of stenographer Flossie Creeden, the first female office employee of the company. Footage includes: Goldstream power plant; Vancouver natural gas facilities; BC Electric Railway lines in Fraser Valley; Stave Falls generator plant; Alouette Lake and Ruskin plants; 1939 royal visit; BCE employee's newsletter; A.E. Grauer family at home; office scenes; plans & construction at Bridge River project; BCE employee's service in World Wars I & II; BCE streetcar and trolley bus services
Credit notes: producer: Lew M. Parry; director: Lew M. Parry; photography: John Young; script: Cecil Maiden; sound: S.G. Wilson; narrator: A.E. Grauer; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia Electric Company; producing agency/company: Trans-Canada Films Ltd.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1911-2004
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph album + 2 framed photographs + textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the lives of both the Warplington and Fleming families who resided at 3813 Deer Lake. Records include a family photograph album; two framed portraits: one of John Waplington and Doris Waplington (possibly on their wedding day) and Frances (nee Waplington) and R…
Administrative History
John (Jack) Waplington emigrated from Nottingham, England in 1904, arriving in Quebec City and continuing on to Ontario before eventually settling in British Columbia. Somewhere on his journey his right hand was crushed in an industrial accident and amputated. Following his recovery, Jack continued…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph album + 2 framed photographs + textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the lives of both the Warplington and Fleming families who resided at 3813 Deer Lake. Records include a family photograph album; two framed portraits: one of John Waplington and Doris Waplington (possibly on their wedding day) and Frances (nee Waplington) and Ray Fleming; a copy of a handwritten memoir "The Way it Was / 1913-1925"; as well as a computer printed copy of "In and Out of / A Cedar Shake Shack" / "The life of a little girl from World War I / to Canada's Diamond Jubilee" both written by Frances L. Fleming (nee Waplington).
Administrative History
John (Jack) Waplington emigrated from Nottingham, England in 1904, arriving in Quebec City and continuing on to Ontario before eventually settling in British Columbia. Somewhere on his journey his right hand was crushed in an industrial accident and amputated. Following his recovery, Jack continued to work his way across Canada until he found employment at Stave Falls, B.C. and married Sarah Alice Cogswell (nee Nickerson). Jack and Sarah (nicknamed Cutie) Waplington had three children; Frances Louise Waplington , John Hazen Waplington and Grace Bancroft Waplington. In 1916, the Waplingtons rented the Walker house at Hill Station on the Burnaby Lake Interurban Line and in 1920 Jack built a cedar shack on 5 acres of land at 4925 Douglas Road (northwest corner of Douglas and Laurel). According to a memoir by Frances Waplington, life was rough living in the cedar shack on Douglas Road with no electricity or running water and by 1925 the family was lucky to purchase "Brookfield", the former home of Louis Claude Hill located at 3813 Deer Lake Avenue. The home was not in good shape having been empty for some time but was located on ¾ of an acre and purchased at a fair price of $1000. The house was surrounded by grass and flowers gone wild and very tall fir trees. The house had running water, electricity and was heated by a wood burning stove in the kitchen and hall and a fireplace in the living room. There was no refrigeration other than the ice box. The three Waplington children, Frances, John and Grace continued to attend Douglas Road School. The family renovated and restored the house at Deer Lake as well as the grounds, adding in flower and vegetable gardens. The large area of grass which formerly housed a tennis court was rolled flat and reseeded. Jack Waplington continued to work for the power company which became B.C. Electric Company and eventually B.C. Power and Hydro. The Waplingtons continued to live at 3813 Deer Lake until 1946 when they sold their home to their daughter Frances who married Ray Fleming. Jack and Sarah Waplington retired and moved to Lasquiti island. Frances "Fanny" Waplington married Reyland "Ray" Fleming October 11, 1935. Ray and Frances Fleming had three children; John (Jack) Reyland, Edith (Edie) Louise and Sara Maureen. In 1941 Ray was hired by the B.C. Electric Company to work at Buntzen Lake hydro station. There was no housing at the hydro station so the family lived on a 42’ coastal boat, the Cohoe Bay tied up to the dock at Buntzen Lake. Since it was war time, there was fear that the two hydro plants at Stave Falls and Buntzen Lake could be targeted for bombing so the Fleming family had to learn about air raid sirens, bunkers, helmets and gas masks. The children attended a one room classroom at Buntzen Lake and participated in school drills when the air raid siren sounded. By 1947 the Fleming family moved to the Waplington home at 3813 Deer lake Avenue after purchasing it from Frances’ parents. Ray continued to work for B.C. Electric and eventually B.C. Power and B.C. Hydro. The children walked or rode bicycles to and from Douglas Road School. At the time the family moved into their home there were no buses only the Interurban streetcar to take them to Vancouver. Douglas Road station was the nearest stop to Deer Lake on the Burnaby Lake Line. The closest neighbours were the Oakalla Prison farm (located off of Royal Oak hill overlooking Deer Lake) and the Ceperley mansion. Prison breaks were common and both the Waplington and Fleming families would often hear air raid sirens blare to warn them. The neighbourhood would go on high alert and the children would immediately run home to safety. Mr. Fleming was well prepared with his 22 rifle nearby should it be needed. After Sarah Waplington died, Jack Waplington returned to Deer Lake to live in a house trailer on the property that was owned by the Flemings. In 1959, after the Fleming children had grown and moved on, Ray and Frances Fleming sold the property to the Municipality of Burnaby. The Municipality rented it out for several years prior to its demolition around 1970 to make way for Burnaby’s Heritage Village.
Names
Waplington, John "Jack"
Waplington, Sarah Alice Cogswell
Fleming, John Reyland "Ray"
Fleming, Frances "Fanny" Waplington
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Accession Code
BV016.46
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1911-2004
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
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