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Recording of John Burton - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine and how it functions.
Date Range
1885-1959
Length
0:09:56
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine and how it functions.
Date Range
1885-1959
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:56
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of John Burton discussing the history of the weekly newspaper and of the types of printing presses that have been used in Canada, as well as exactly how their parts function. John appears to be describing printing presses that are in the room with him.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:18
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-2_ 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 recording of John Burton

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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of the printing industry, both in Burnaby and in Orangeville, Ontario.
Date Range
1912-1931
Length
0:09:52
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of the printing industry, both in Burnaby and in Orangeville, Ontario.
Date Range
1912-1931
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:52
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ 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 John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory218
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's description of the printing industry. He discusses the manufacturing of printing products; of being assembled in Canada verses being made in Canada.
Date Range
1912-1932
Length
0:09:11
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's description of the printing industry. He discusses the manufacturing of printing products; of being assembled in Canada verses being made in Canada.
Date Range
1912-1932
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:11
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory222
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's explanation of the connection between printers and unions throughout history. He also tells the story of the cylinder press being smashed by handpress workmen to protect their jobs at the London Times as well as his own experiences learning on…
Date Range
1485-1814
Length
0:09:45
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's explanation of the connection between printers and unions throughout history. He also tells the story of the cylinder press being smashed by handpress workmen to protect their jobs at the London Times as well as his own experiences learning on the Linotype.
Date Range
1485-1814
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:45
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ 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 John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-050
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of James Cowan working in the garden at his family home, 2930 Gilpin Street (later renumbered 5926 Gilpin Street).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-050
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of James Cowan working in the garden at his family home, 2930 Gilpin Street (later renumbered 5926 Gilpin Street).
Subjects
Tools and Equipment
Names
Cowan, James
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gilpin Street
Burnaby - 5926 Gilpin Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Bill and Jackie Martin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto66712
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1933 and 1940] (date of original), copied 2011
Collection/Fonds
William Martin family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Item No.
525-018
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill and his younger brother Jackie Martin, each pushing their own wheelbarrow.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1933 and 1940] (date of original), copied 2011
Collection/Fonds
William Martin family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
525-018
Accession Number
2011-11
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill and his younger brother Jackie Martin, each pushing their own wheelbarrow.
Photographer
Martin, William
Subjects
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Names
Martin, Dr. Bill
Martin, Dr. Jackie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Spruce Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Archie Brown-John cutting wood

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-005
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie Brown-John and an unidentified man working with a crosscut saw to cut firewood. Archie is on the left, wearing a fedora.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-005
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie Brown-John and an unidentified man working with a crosscut saw to cut firewood. Archie is on the left, wearing a fedora.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Brown-John, Archie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory220
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of the radio phenomena and its impact on the newspaper business.
Date Range
1920-1939
Length
0:09:00
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of the radio phenomena and its impact on the newspaper business.
Date Range
1920-1939
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:00
Subject
Sound Communication Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ 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 John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Recording of John Burton - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of national advertising in early weekly newspapers, with mentions of the Burnaby Post and the Burnaby Broadcast. He also describes the flatbed cylinder press and relates a story of a group of handpress workers who demolish a flatbe…
Date Range
1920-1937
Length
0:09:26
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of national advertising in early weekly newspapers, with mentions of the Burnaby Post and the Burnaby Broadcast. He also describes the flatbed cylinder press and relates a story of a group of handpress workers who demolish a flatbed cylinder press in order to save their jobs.
Date Range
1920-1937
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:26
Subject
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of John Burton discussing the history of the weekly newspaper and of the types of printing presses that have been used in Canada, as well as exactly how their parts function. John appears to be describing printing presses that are in the room with him.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:18
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-2_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of recording of John Burton

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Recording of John Burton - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory211
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of how various presses work, and their use by daily and weekly papers. He describes a press shop, most likely at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Date Range
1920-1959
Length
0:09:54
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of how various presses work, and their use by daily and weekly papers. He describes a press shop, most likely at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Date Range
1920-1959
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:54
Subject
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of John Burton discussing the history of the weekly newspaper and of the types of printing presses that have been used in Canada, as well as exactly how their parts function. John appears to be describing printing presses that are in the room with him.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:18
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-2_ 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 recording of John Burton

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Recording of John Burton - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory213
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the galley press and the proofing process. He also discusses job printing (now referred to as commercial printing).
Date Range
1850-1950
Length
0:09:14
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the galley press and the proofing process. He also discusses job printing (now referred to as commercial printing).
Date Range
1850-1950
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:14
Subject
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of John Burton discussing the history of the weekly newspaper and of the types of printing presses that have been used in Canada, as well as exactly how their parts function. John appears to be describing printing presses that are in the room with him.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:18
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-2_ 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 recording of John Burton

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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory221
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine, as well as the history of his grandfather, John Foley, founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper.
Date Range
1860-1932
Length
0:08:48
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine, as well as the history of his grandfather, John Foley, founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper.
Date Range
1860-1932
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:08:48
Name
Foley, John
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ 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 John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-?] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-035
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man identified as George Pearson digging a foundation with a pick and shovel at the Burnaby Municipal Hall site at Kingsway and Edmonds Street. Note the Municipal Hall in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-?] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-035
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man identified as George Pearson digging a foundation with a pick and shovel at the Burnaby Municipal Hall site at Kingsway and Edmonds Street. Note the Municipal Hall in the background.
Subjects
Construction Tools and Equipment
Occupations - Labourers
Names
Pearson, George
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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New Brunette Dam construction

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35463
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1931] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-321
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction of new Brunette River dam.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1931] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-321
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction of new Brunette River dam.
Subjects
Structures - Dams
Construction Tools and Equipment
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Images
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New Brunette Dam construction

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35464
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-322
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction of new Brunette River dam.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-322
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the construction of new Brunette River dam.
Subjects
Structures - Dams
Construction Tools and Equipment
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
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Boy with a push mower

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1418
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1930 and 1935]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified young boy (toddler aged) in a striped shirt and a cloth diaper, standing beside a push mower. There are two houses in the background with two children standing on the sidewalk. The location is not identified.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Material Details
The name "velox" is lightly printed on the back of the photo paper: thus, the photograph is printed on Kodak velox photo paper made in early 1900s for amateur photography.
stamped on verso, l.r. [upside down] "139"
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified young boy (toddler aged) in a striped shirt and a cloth diaper, standing beside a push mower. There are two houses in the background with two children standing on the sidewalk. The location is not identified.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Tools and Equipment
Accession Code
BV985.5792.1
Date
[between 1930 and 1935]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
31-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Grace Price by a steam donkey cable

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36967
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.9 x 8.2 cm print
Item No.
315-425
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace Price standing by the cable of a steam donkey used for logging.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-425
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.9 x 8.2 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace Price standing by the cable of a steam donkey used for logging.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Names
Price, Grace Mabel Potter
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Living room at 2827 Earl Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37456
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1935] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.0 x 5.3 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-044
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the living room at 2827 Earl Avenue (later 6296 Pearl Avenue). The room includes radio equipment belonging to Bern Bellinger.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1935] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-044
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.0 x 5.3 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the living room at 2827 Earl Avenue (later 6296 Pearl Avenue). The room includes radio equipment belonging to Bern Bellinger.
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Subjects
Furniture
Telecommunication Tools and Equipment - Radios
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Earl Avenue
Burnaby - Pearl Avenue
Burnaby - 6296 Pearl Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.4 x 2.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.6 x 26.1 cm
Item No.
370-546
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Dunbar working in a field at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-546
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.4 x 2.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.6 x 26.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Dunbar working in a field at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road.
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Names
Dunbar, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 26, 1934
Collection/Fonds
Mr. and Mrs. I. Anderson collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
203-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby May Day celebrations in Central Park. The May Queen is standing on a podium and a girl is seated holding a crown on a pillow at the top of the stairs. There is a woman standing beside a microphone, and children, including the May Queen's suite, are seen behind her. Printed at…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 26, 1934
Collection/Fonds
Mr. and Mrs. I. Anderson collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
203-003
Accession Number
BHS988-1
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 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 Burnaby May Day celebrations in Central Park. The May Queen is standing on a podium and a girl is seated holding a crown on a pillow at the top of the stairs. There is a woman standing beside a microphone, and children, including the May Queen's suite, are seen behind her. Printed at the bottom of the photograph reads: "May Day Celebrations / Burnaby, B.C., May 26th, 1934 / Stride Studios Photo."
Photographer
Stride, Charles Edgar
Subjects
Events - May Day
Sound Communication Tools and Equipment - Microphones
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Written left side of photograph: "15"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Rae Weir clearing land

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35316
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-173
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rae Weir clearing a lot on Jubilee Avenue with a D4 Caterpillar bulldozer. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transfer which did everything from clearing lots to excavating basements to delivering and selling fuels.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-173
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rae Weir clearing a lot on Jubilee Avenue with a D4 Caterpillar bulldozer. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transfer which did everything from clearing lots to excavating basements to delivering and selling fuels.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Land Clearing
Construction Tools and Equipment
Names
Jubilee Fuel and Transfer
Weir, Rae
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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British Columbia Electric Railway Company line car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35515
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-373
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the L.6BCER, a British Columbia Electric Railway line car, used to repair overhead power lines along interurban tracks. Photographed near Jubilee Station, between Imperial and Nelson.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-373
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the L.6BCER, a British Columbia Electric Railway line car, used to repair overhead power lines along interurban tracks. Photographed near Jubilee Station, between Imperial and Nelson.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Maintenance Tools and Equipment
Occupations - Railroad Labourers
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Jubilee station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.4 x 17.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the May Queen and her maid (or retiring Queen) on a stage at a May Day celebration (location and year unidentified). They are standing on a stage at a microphone, with another girl standing behind them. There are three older men standing in front of the stage, with two of them on the…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.4 x 17.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the May Queen and her maid (or retiring Queen) on a stage at a May Day celebration (location and year unidentified). They are standing on a stage at a microphone, with another girl standing behind them. There are three older men standing in front of the stage, with two of them on the left side of the photograph clapping. There is a group of boys and girls standing behind the stage. Hanging from two trees behind the stage is a large Union Jack. Inscribed in the negative and printed on the photograph, bottom front: "12."
Subjects
Events - May Day
Sound Communication Tools and Equipment - Microphones
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Accession Code
HV976.143.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[193-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
22-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Stride Studio Photo
Notes
The photographs in the accession HV976.143 are thought to be by the Stride studio, as the donor indicated in her letter that the Stride family were personal friends of her great-aunt and her husband, who resided in Edmonds. She wrote that she received a picture of the New Westminster or Burnaby May Day celebrations each year.
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Frances Fleming and Jack Waplington

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto5128
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1934]
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frances Fleming (nee Waplington) with her father, Jack Waplington. They are standing outside an unidentified house and Frances is holding a shovel while Jack is holding a pickaxe and smoking a pipe.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8.5 x 6.5 cm
Material Details
Photograph is pasted to a small page from a notebook with photograph above overlapping the top left hand corner of the photo.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frances Fleming (nee Waplington) with her father, Jack Waplington. They are standing outside an unidentified house and Frances is holding a shovel while Jack is holding a pickaxe and smoking a pipe.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Agricultural Tools and Equipment - Gardening Equipment
Names
Waplington, Jack
Fleming, Frances "Fanny" Waplington
Accession Code
BV016.46.83
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1934]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
13-Aug-2018
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is part of Photograph album BV016.46.52
Top left hand corner of photograph is obscured by item BV016.46.82
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Bill Price and his steam donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36996
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-454
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Price and the steam donkey engine he operated for logging.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-454
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Price and the steam donkey engine he operated for logging.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Names
Price, William Francis "Bill" (1905-1993)
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5. x 8 cm
Item No.
318-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of John McCalburn working for Burnaby as a labourer. He is cutting the grass along the side of the road with a one-horse mower.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
318-001
Accession Number
BHS995-11
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5. x 8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John McCalburn working for Burnaby as a labourer. He is cutting the grass along the side of the road with a one-horse mower.
Subjects
Transportation - Horses
Occupations - Labourers
Agricultural Tools and Equipment - Gardening Equipment
Names
McCalburn, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Handwritten note on verso of photograph reads: "John working for Burnaby, 1 horse mower 1930s / Found this in my treasures + thought you would like to have it. Does this bring back memories or what?"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Blythe Eagles in the garden

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37183
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 10 cm print
Item No.
331-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Blythe Eagles with his shirt off, working in the garden.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
331-001
Accession Number
BHS996-21
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 10 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Blythe Eagles with his shirt off, working in the garden.
Subjects
Agricultural Tools and Equipment - Gardening Equipment
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5655 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's childhood in Burnaby and Vancouver, his father's work as a miner, his war service, education, and his three children
Date Range
1927-1990
Length
00:06:37
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's childhood in Burnaby and Vancouver, his father's work as a miner, his war service, education, and his three children
Date Range
1927-1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:06:37
Subject
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Education
Mining and Mineral Harvesting Tools and Equipment
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and business computerization in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-013_Track_4
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with William J. Copeland

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 20, 1933
Collection/Fonds
George Jeffery fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.0 x 17.2 cm
Item No.
013-016
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby May Day celebrations. Two young women are seated on a stage platform, with a girl standing between them. Four men are standing on the stage (2nd from right: Constable Jeffery), and boys and girls can be seen at the sides of the photograph. There is a microphone on the right si…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 20, 1933
Collection/Fonds
George Jeffery fonds
Series
George Jeffery Photograph series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
013-016
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.0 x 17.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby May Day celebrations. Two young women are seated on a stage platform, with a girl standing between them. Four men are standing on the stage (2nd from right: Constable Jeffery), and boys and girls can be seen at the sides of the photograph. There is a microphone on the right side of the photograph.
Photographer
Stride, Charles Edgar
Subjects
Sound Communication Tools and Equipment - Microphones
Events - May Day
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Jeffery, George
Notes
Title based on caption of photograph
Annotation at bottom of photograph reads, "May Day Celebration / Burnaby, BC, May 20, 1933 / Stride Studios photo / no. 10"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 20, 1933
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.1 x 17.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the May Queen and her first maid on a stage at the May Day Celebration in Burnaby in 1933. The two girls are standing in front of a microphone, and the rest of the girls in the Queen's suite are seated on chairs beside the stage. There are other girls and boys crowding behind the stag…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.1 x 17.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the May Queen and her first maid on a stage at the May Day Celebration in Burnaby in 1933. The two girls are standing in front of a microphone, and the rest of the girls in the Queen's suite are seated on chairs beside the stage. There are other girls and boys crowding behind the stage. Two older men in suits are flanking the stage. There are two union jacks flying behind the stage. Inscribed in the negative and printed on the photograph, bottom front: "May Day Celebration / Burnaby, B.C., May 20, 1933 / Stride Studios Photo / #7."
Subjects
Events - May Day
Sound Communication Tools and Equipment - Microphones
Symbols - Flags
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Accession Code
HV976.143.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
May 20, 1933
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
22-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Stride Studios Photo
Notes
The photographs in the accession HV976.143 are thought to be by the Stride studio, as the donor indicated in her letter that the Stride family were personal friends of her great-aunt and her husband, who resided in Edmonds. She wrote that she received a picture of the New Westminster or Burnaby May Day celebrations each year.
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Ploughing at Nicholson farm

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 15.4 cm
Item No.
375-023
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of four farmers and a team of horses ploughing a field and the E.W. Nicholson farm in the Broadview district. In the background, to the right, can be seen the Dominion Bridge Co. building (at 3880 Henning Drive). A note on the back of the photograph reads: "Ploughing on farm of Mr. E.W…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
375-023
Accession Number
BHS986-42
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 15.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of four farmers and a team of horses ploughing a field and the E.W. Nicholson farm in the Broadview district. In the background, to the right, can be seen the Dominion Bridge Co. building (at 3880 Henning Drive). A note on the back of the photograph reads: "Ploughing on farm of Mr. E.W. Nicholson - Boundary Road and Great Northern Rlwy. John McCallum in foreground. Dominion Bridge Co. in background.)
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Horses
Agricultural Tools and Equipment - Ploughs
Names
McCallum, John
Dominion Bridge Company
Notes
Title based on caption
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - 2550 Boundary Road
Burnaby - Henning Drive
Burnaby - 3880 Henning Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
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