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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.2
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ella Beatty Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total length of all Tracks: 21:41
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the time, and discusses household responsibilities of girls. Ella describes jobs she had as a teenager, such as a brief time working at the B.C. Electric Café at Carrall St. She talks about her allowance, and describes how she spent the money as well as her earnings from her jobs. XXX 7:18–13:55: Although Ella doesn’t recall being involved in many organized activities, she does mention Sunday school and a girl’s group. She talks about having A.R.P. and First Aid training during the Second World War. Ella notes that children made their own fun, and discusses the games she played, parks she went to, and how she got there. She describes how parents kept an eye on children without strictly supervising them. Ella also talks about neighborhood and school friends, describes her recreation, which was mainly informal, and where she played. XXX 13:55–15:30: Ella can’t choose any one memory of her childhood as being the most joyful, but she recalls the announcement of the declaration of war (of World War II) as her worst childhood memory. XXX 15:30–16:31: Ella describes the families in the neighborhood and her schoolmates as having similar cultural backgrounds. The very few immigrant families she remembers came from Europe. XXX 16:31–18:13: Ella describes her household living arrangements and her toys. XXX 18:13–20:25: Ella comments on the changes which have occurred in Burnaby since her childhood as the city has become built up. She notes that much of it began after the war as veterans returned home. XXX 20:25-21:41: Ella explains why she is still a Burnaby resident and remarks on the self-reliance that children acquired in the earlier days of the city.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ella Beatty, recorded by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Buildings
Names
Beatty, Ella
Gooden, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discuss…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discusses her involvement with the Henderson-Jubilee United church, and C.G.I.T..
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:53 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:53 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls how getting a bicycle led eventually to the further freedom of cycling to White Rock, the airport, Deep Cove, and Horseshoe Bay.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Sports - Cycling
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:35 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they pl…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:35 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of Interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they played. Cice recalls how she spent time with her high school friends, and discusses the games that she played with her family and friends.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Telford Avenue
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:55 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:55 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of Interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions on children, and discusses the nature of community at the time. She comments on the cultural and religious backgrounds of the people she knew. Cice describes her family’s home and living arrangements, and how they reflected her family’s situation. She recalls a favourite toy.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:54 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their f…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:54 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of Interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their financial situation. Cice talks about her family installing a toilet, and she describes how the money saved for a bathtub was spent purchasing a piano instead.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Toys
Sports - Cycling
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:56 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:56 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls attending Douglas Road School and Burnaby South High School. Bob describes his extracurricular activities in school, organized and informal. He mentions the games he played with his friends. Bob discusses his family chores, and his first job, which was a newspaper route for the Vancouver Province. He describes his later jobs, one at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, working for Mr. Arnold, and then for Mr. Robertson at Burnaby Lake Nurseries.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Robert "Bob" Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on content of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Douglas Road School
Burnaby South High School
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Norfolk Street
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Government Road
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:02 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality o…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality of the people he knew at the time had their origin in the community’s experiences of the First World War. Bob discusses his family’s living arrangements, and how they moved as circumstances required, although they always remained in the same area. Bob recalls his school sporting activities, and the Army Cadets organized in his high school during World War II. He talks of his friends and how they played in the bush, at the millponds, and on Still Creek, and how they could skate on the frozen creek to Burnaby Lake. He describes the hunting and fishing, and the field and water trials for retrievers in the marsh.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Organizations - Boys Societies and Clubs
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Sports - Skating
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Still Creek
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:08:17 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:08:17 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on content of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of ma…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of making an enterprise of harvesting and selling cascara bark during WWII, when prices rose. Bob describes his worst memories, which are of fires, a flood, and bad fog, and how he was nearly killed as a passenger in a wagon whose horse bolted. He recalls that his family was a minority among the Ukrainian families in the neighborhood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Natural Phenomena - Floods
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World Wa…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World War started. He continues to describe his relationship with his Ukrainian neighbors, and how he felt about such discrimination as he experienced. He discusses the entrepreneurial opportunities which existed for children and youth, recalls that everyone had private enterprises to help pay for necessities of life, and notes that most of his classmates went to work full time after finishing elementary school. Bob contrasts the general affluence of the present day with the pervasive poverty of his childhood. He notes that discipline at the time was physical, and that authority was not questioned. He comments on physical changes to Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:05:45 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:05:45 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing himself as a relative newcomer. He speaks of the preservation of the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake areas. Bob describes his disorientation in the more newly densified parts of Burnaby, and observes that traffic has increased on Burnaby streets. Bob recalls that he mostly travelled on foot or by bike. He notes that the Neville Transport Company operated the school bus he used as well as the only North-South bus route in Burnaby at that time. He mentions Pacific Stage Lines as a later operator through Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Tiltle based on cotents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Transportation - Buses
Transportation - Bicycles
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Irvine, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:21 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: Esther talks about the house as she remembers it from her childhood, describing the additions. Jim asks her about the furnishings of the hallway, parlour and kitchen and the contents of the pantry, and they discuss the house’s bathrooms.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:21 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 1: Esther talks about the house as she remembers it from her childhood, describing the additions. Jim asks her about the furnishings of the hallway, parlour and kitchen and the contents of the pantry, and they discuss the house’s bathrooms.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Related Material
Wedding Portrait of Frank Charles Stanley and Esther Love Stanley, 1921. Item: BV015.40.41
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 1

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:50 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property, Esther’s schooling, and the other members of the household. Esther recalls the house’s water supply system and Jim asks her about the gardens. They talk about the outbuildings and livestock. Esther also talks about the schools she att…
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:50 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property, Esther’s schooling, and the other members of the household. Esther recalls the house’s water supply system and Jim asks her about the gardens. They talk about the outbuildings and livestock. Esther also talks about the schools she attended. Jim asks about the family’s Christmas traditions, Esther’s siblings, the deaths of family members in the house, and Jesse Love’s work and means of transport.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 2

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museummultipleformat10401
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:20 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 3: Esther recalls learning to drive, and Jim asks about her father’s pipe collection and the heating arrangements of the house. They discuss the family’s music and entertainments, and the furnishings and decoration of ground floor rooms. Esther mentions her job picking fruit. Jim shows the wo…
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:20 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 3: Esther recalls learning to drive, and Jim asks about her father’s pipe collection and the heating arrangements of the house. They discuss the family’s music and entertainments, and the furnishings and decoration of ground floor rooms. Esther mentions her job picking fruit. Jim shows the women photographs from the archives, and Esther identifies people. Jim asks about the dates of the photos and the additions to the house.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 3

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museummultipleformat10402
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:28 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 4: In this portion of the recording, Jim shows more photographs to Esther, including recent ones, and she identifies areas of the gardens and grounds, and outbuildings. They also look at interior photos and discuss materials and finishes. Esther notes that her brother George helped with the a…
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:28 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 4: In this portion of the recording, Jim shows more photographs to Esther, including recent ones, and she identifies areas of the gardens and grounds, and outbuildings. They also look at interior photos and discuss materials and finishes. Esther notes that her brother George helped with the additions to the house and interiors.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museummultipleformat10403
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:22 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 5: Esther looks at more of the recent photographs, and talks about trees on the property and details of interiors and exteriors of the house. Jim asks about the cellar and the reservoir, and they discuss the porch and its furnishings.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:22 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 5: Esther looks at more of the recent photographs, and talks about trees on the property and details of interiors and exteriors of the house. Jim asks about the cellar and the reservoir, and they discuss the porch and its furnishings.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 5

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording9837
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:10 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Albert’s family background and how his family came to live in the Love house. He mentions the house on Newcombe Street where he was born and recalls that his family moved to the Love farmhouse on Cumberland Road in Burnaby to live with his grandfat…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:10 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Albert’s family background and how his family came to live in the Love house. He mentions the house on Newcombe Street where he was born and recalls that his family moved to the Love farmhouse on Cumberland Road in Burnaby to live with his grandfather after his grandmother’s death. Albert notes that his family purchased the house and property after Jesse Love’s death and continued living in it. He describes the house’s amenities and changes which were made to it. He and Jim Wolf discuss the locations and appearances of the various outbuildings on the property.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 1

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording9838
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:39 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording is a discussion between Elsie and Jim as they walk around the ground floor of the Love farmhouse. They go through the hallway, living room and dining room discussing the furnishings and their arrangement, wall and floor treatments, decoration, accessories, sto…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:39 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording is a discussion between Elsie and Jim as they walk around the ground floor of the Love farmhouse. They go through the hallway, living room and dining room discussing the furnishings and their arrangement, wall and floor treatments, decoration, accessories, stoves and closets. Elsie also talks about the windows.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 1

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:09:38 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the rooms on the upper floor of the house. Elsie describes the allocation of the bedrooms. Jim remarks on the alteration of the stairs and the creation of the bathroom. They discuss the fixtures Elsie remembers from that time, and talk about the de…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:09:38 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the rooms on the upper floor of the house. Elsie describes the allocation of the bedrooms. Jim remarks on the alteration of the stairs and the creation of the bathroom. They discuss the fixtures Elsie remembers from that time, and talk about the decoration, furnishings, flooring and closets. Elsie establishes the year her family moved to the house.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 2

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10389
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:02 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the interview occurs while Elsie and Jim look at the ground floor bedroom of the Love farmhouse, which was used by Jesse Love when her family lived in the house. They discuss the arrangement and decor and Jim asks Elsie about her memories of her grandparents. He also asks h…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the interview occurs while Elsie and Jim look at the ground floor bedroom of the Love farmhouse, which was used by Jesse Love when her family lived in the house. They discuss the arrangement and decor and Jim asks Elsie about her memories of her grandparents. He also asks her about the sounds she remembers in the house, such as clocks.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 3

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10390
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:44 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the interview takes place in the Love farmhouse kitchen. Elsie recalls the layout and uses of the room’s furnishings and fixtures. She and Jim also discuss the garden. Elsie relates an anecdote about a bullet being accidentally fired into the ceiling, making a hole which ha…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:44 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the interview takes place in the Love farmhouse kitchen. Elsie recalls the layout and uses of the room’s furnishings and fixtures. She and Jim also discuss the garden. Elsie relates an anecdote about a bullet being accidentally fired into the ceiling, making a hole which had to be patched. They talk about the use of the sink, which was the only one in the house for many years, and the lighting. Jim asks Elsie about the bathroom and the pantry. This track ends abruptly.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes who was the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10393
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:49 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property and the house. Albert describes the various buildings on the lot and their purposes, and then he and Jim begin a walk through the house. Jim questions Albert about the appearance of the entrance hall and other rooms, and Albert recalls…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:49 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property and the house. Albert describes the various buildings on the lot and their purposes, and then he and Jim begin a walk through the house. Jim questions Albert about the appearance of the entrance hall and other rooms, and Albert recalls details about the decoration.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 2

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10394
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to the living room, and the changes in function and appearance which Albert can recall from the time his family moved in.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to the living room, and the changes in function and appearance which Albert can recall from the time his family moved in.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 3

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:02 mn) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to the dining room. Albert describes the décor and furnishings and Jim questions him about the stairs. Albert also discusses the heating system of the house and talks about Jesse Love’s bedroom.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:02 mn) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to the dining room. Albert describes the décor and furnishings and Jim questions him about the stairs. Albert also discusses the heating system of the house and talks about Jesse Love’s bedroom.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:51 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Jesse Love’s books, interests and habits. Jim also asks about some of the dining room furniture and Albert relates some anecdotes about family friends.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:51 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Jesse Love’s books, interests and habits. Jim also asks about some of the dining room furniture and Albert relates some anecdotes about family friends.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 5

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:00 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the kitchen and the kitchen bathroom. Albert describes the furnishings and layout, and the changes he remembers.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:00 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the kitchen and the kitchen bathroom. Albert describes the furnishings and layout, and the changes he remembers.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 6

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to the pantry, and also to the laundry arrangements of the house. Albert describes the changes his father made.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to the pantry, and also to the laundry arrangements of the house. Albert describes the changes his father made.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 7

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 8

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:55 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to the upper floor of the house. Albert talks about the bathroom his father installed and describes the bedrooms. Albert and Jim discuss the heating system.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:55 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to the upper floor of the house. Albert talks about the bathroom his father installed and describes the bedrooms. Albert and Jim discuss the heating system.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 8

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Interview with Julie Lee by Denise Fong February 6, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920-1992] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 6, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:53:46 min.)
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Julie Lee conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Julie Lee shares information about her mother, Suey Ying Jung's (Laura's) experiences growing up as a Chinese Canadian on a farm in Burnaby during the 1920s and 1930s. She also shares some …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920-1992] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 6, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.6.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:53:46 min.)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Julie Lee Location of Interview: Home of Julie and Cecil Lee Interview Date: February 6, 2020 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 00:53:46
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Julie Lee conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Julie Lee shares information about her mother, Suey Ying Jung's (Laura's) experiences growing up as a Chinese Canadian on a farm in Burnaby during the 1920s and 1930s. She also shares some information about her father Puy Yuen Chan. 0:00- 01:47 Julie Lee provides background information on her families’ connection to Burnaby and conveys how her maternal grandparents farmed a five acre lot at Still Creek and Douglas Road. Her grandparents grew vegetable produce and operated a piggery at this location. Her mother, Suey Ying Jung (Laura) was the middle child between two older sisters, Maida and Annie and her two younger brothers Gordon and Harry. They were all born at home and educated at Edmonds Elementary School. 01:48- 11:47 Julie provides some background information about her mother, the friendships she made growing up, when she got married and places that she lived. She tells of her mother marrying in 1942 at age 30 years, moving to Fraser Mills and then onto Maillardville in 1958. There was easy access to the Interurban tram so her mother was able to have a social life with others in Vancouver’s Chinatown. She says that many of the only existing photographs of the family living on the farm at Still Creek and Douglas Road can be attributed to her mother’s friend Lil Mau [sic] who owned a camera. The farm was sold around 1949 when her grandparents moved to East Vancouver. While operating the farm, her grandparents only hired Chinese workers who spoke the same language and ate the same foods as them. Despite this, her grandparents made friends with the Collin’s family who assisted them in adjusting to the Canadian way of life. Julie tells that her mother’s sister Maida and brother in law lived with them at Fraser Mills. Her mother’s sister Maida had nine children so Julie’s mother helped her in raising them. 11:48 – 16:53 - Julie talks about racial prejudice towards the Chinese in Burnaby during the 1920s and 1930s. She says that for the most part, her mother’s family had a very insular life on the farm and mainly socialized only within the Chinese community. Julie tells of how she recently became aware of a memoir “The Way it Was”, written by Burnaby resident, Fannie Waplington. The memoir is held as part of the Burnaby Village Museum collection. In the memoir, Fannie Waplington tells of how she was forbidden from visiting Julie’s mother on their farm due to her ethnic background. Julie conveys that it seems like it was a missed friendship for both her mother and Fannie. 16:54 – 22:30 Julie describes what school life was like for her mother and what she may have done outside of school. Her mother attended Edmonds School in the 1920s up to Grade 7 or Grade 8. Julie explains that Asian girls were never offered the opportunity to pursue higher education while her mother’s brothers continued with their education attending Vancouver Technical School. Her mother continued to work on the farm until she was married cooking for workers and helping her mother. Outside of school, she may have helped with looking after nieces and nephews, played cards and mahjong. She says that her mother continued to play cards with her own children and was a skilled knitter into her 80s. 22:31 – 30: 53 Julie tells of what she knows about the Chinese workers on the farm and Fraser Mills and what they did on the weekends. She figures that many may have played card games to pass the time and at Fraser Mills gambling occurred. Fishing was a highlight for her father and she recalls him fishing sturgeon. Single workers may have gone into Vancouver on the weekends. Julie says that her parents had a hobby farm while living at Fraser Mills and that they grew enough garlic to sell in Chinatown. She thinks that before living at Fraser Mills, her mother must have went to Chinatown quite a bit, assisting with banking and enjoying a social life. Julie shares that her father, Puy Yuen Chan came to Canada from China at twelve years of age but working as a shingle packer, he never learned to speak English. She figures that her parents must have met at Fraser Mills while her mother was visiting her sister Maida. 30:54 – 37:33 Julie describes her mother as the cook, caregiver and the “one man show”. She says that her mother enjoyed cooking traditional Chinese recipes. Julie talks of her own cooking and gardening skills which she may have inherited from her parents including her large patch of garlic. 37:34- 40:23- Julie is asked as to whether her mother attended Chinese school and says that she had some Chinese schooling. She could read and write a little but didn’t attend a formal school as far as she knows. Julie shares some background information on her own husband Cecil, who grew up in East Vancouver. She shares that Cecil’s family went back to China from 1931 until 1939 when they returned to Queensborough. Cecil attended Chinese school in New Westminster. 40:24 – 42:19 Julie speaks briefly about what type of medical care her mother and her family had. She relates that all births took place at home and they accessed a Chinese herbalist in Chinatown. Hospitals were accessed in 1950s—1960s. The family did use Western doctors that were insured under the medical system. She recalls growing up and having to drink a particular herbal brew at least once a month to stay well. 42:20- 46:47 Julie describes how her parents stayed connected with their families in China. She says that her mother’s family didn’t stay in touch with relatives in China and that her uncles rejected anything to do with the past. On her father’s side they maintained a connection with cousins. She recalls that her father, Puy Yuen Chan supported some of his relatives back home in China and stayed in touch with some. Her mother, Laura travelled to China in 1991 and 1992 and connected with some relations on Julie’s father’s side. 46:48- 53:46 In this segment, Julie speaks of her mother’s character being very self-assured, independent and goal oriented. She feels that her mother valued being surrounded by her family and friends and felt very comfortable growing up in Burnaby and with the relationships that she had. She feels that her mother adapted to her roles being the last of four children on the farm and that she was very self-sufficient and determined.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: Julie Lee (nee Chan) is the daughter of Suey Ying Jung (Laura) and Puy Yuen Chan. Her mother's family owned and operated a vegetable and piggery farm on Douglas Road near Still Creek in the early 1900s. Their farm was located in front of the Douglas Road interurban tram station. Her mother had two older sisters named Maida and Annie and two younger brothers Harry and Gordon. Her mother was born in 1912 and left the farm for Fraser Mills when she was married in 1942. Julie grew up with her parents and siblings on the Fraser Mills site during the 1940s and 1950s. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Notes
Title based on contents of interview
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
Names
Fong, Denise
Lee, Julie Cho Chan
Chan, Puy Yuen
Jung, Suey Ying "Laura"
Wong, Suey Fong "Maida" Jung
Jung, Suey Cheung "Harry"
Jung, Suey Yook "Gordon"
Jung, Gee Shee
Jung, Chung Chong
Jong, Suey Kin "Annie" Jung
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Julie Lee by Denise Fong February 6, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1901-1919] (date of original conten), April 1987 (date of recording), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (28 min., 48 sec.)
Scope and Content
Audio recording titled "Cylinder Records 1901-1919". Recording consists of samples of music recorded from the Burnaby Village Museum cylinder record collection.
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1901-1919] (date of original conten), April 1987 (date of recording), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.5.729
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (28 min., 48 sec.)
Material Details
Track Number: 1 (side A of audio cassette)
Total Number of Tracks : 1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Audio recording titled "Cylinder Records 1901-1919". Recording consists of samples of music recorded from the Burnaby Village Museum cylinder record collection.
Notes
Title based on contents of sound recording
Label on audio cassette reads: "Cylinder Records 1901-1919 / Recorded at BVM Apr 1987)
Label on audio cassette case reads: "CYLINDER RECORDS 1901-1919"
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Music
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Responsibility
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.6.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Josephine Chow Location of Interview: Burnaby Village Museum Interview Date: February 7, 2020 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 00:43:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. The farm is situated in the Big Bend area along Marine Drive and is still in operation today. 0:00-08:45 Josephine Chow provides some historical background on the history of “Hop On Farm” and her family in British Columbia. She tells of how her grandfather Gay Tim Hong and three partners pooled money together to purchase twelve acres on Marine Drive in 1951. Prior to this, most of them farmed on the Musqueam First Nation Reserve for 20-30 years. It all began when her great grandfather Sui Wing Hong, first came to Canada from China and slowly brought over her grandfather, father and other members of the family. Her grandfather, Gay Tim Hong went back and forth between Canada and China at least four times since he and her grandmother had four children including her father, who was born in 1931. Her father came to Canada at 10 years of age to live with his father. Josephine’s great grandfather came to Vancouver from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). 8:46- 14:20 Josephine provides the names of her siblings from the eldest to the youngest; Pauline, Josephine (herself), Catherine, Noreen, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. She describes what life was like on the farm with her parents working from sunrise to sunset. The family farmed vegetable produce taking orders from local stores in the lower mainland. Often the children helped their parents with the orders starting at eight or nine years of age. Other workers on the farm travelled by bus from Vancouver’s Chinatown. She also tells of how her father was an animal lover and raised chickens, pigeons, geese, koy, goldfish and dogs. 14: 21 – 16:56 Josephine describes what Burnaby was like during the time that she grew up in the late 1950s. She explains that Burnaby was very quiet with nothing being open on Sundays. On the farm, she and her siblings would entertain themselves by playing games like soccer, baseball and kick ball or also by catching frogs, snails, caterpillars and ladybugs. There were neighbours living on Marine Drive and almost every house had someone who we went to the same elementary school. The neighbourhood children would often come to play with them on their farm. 16:56- 26:47 Josephine describes how when they were young there were farms all around them and how on Sunday drives with her father, they would go to feed horses or look at the cows. Josephine shares that her elder sister Pauline was the only one born in China and how when she first arrived that she lived on the Musqueam First Nations Reserve with their parents before they moved to Burnaby. Josephine recollects that most of her friends were farmer’s kids from the neighbourhood but while in school, she had more Caucasian friends. Josephine and her siblings attended Glenwood Elementary on Marine Drive and later Junior Secondary at McPherson Park (grades 8-10) and Burnaby South Senior Secondary (grades 11-12. ). She shares some of her experiences while attending school. She said that there were about a dozen Asians in school with her, mostly from farming families in the “Flats”. 26:48- 30:45 Josephine describes what life was like for her and her siblings after school. They often helped on the farm when they got home, usually taking care of orders for green onions. Her mother made dinner and did all of the cooking for family and workers on the farm as well as working in the fields. Her father did all of the grocery shopping in Vancouver’s Chinatown two or three times per week where he purchased meat and fish. She says that her grandfather, often travelled by bus every Saturday or Sunday to meet up with friends in Chinatown. Extracurricular activities for her and her siblings included volley ball and soccer as long as it didn’t interfere with their work schedule on the farm. 30:46- 37:03 Josephine describes what occurred while living at home, the food they ate, shopping and attending Chinese school. Her mother cooked only Chinese food, she didn’t know how to cook “Western food”. For school lunches, the kids made their own sandwiches. She tells of a Chinese language school arranged by Mrs. Joe [sic] who lived on Gilley Road and was Canadian born Chinese. Mrs. Joe [sic] also arranged an English class for farmer’s wives on Tuesday nights in which her mother attended. Josephine recollects learning Mandarin from Mrs. Joe [sic] a few days a week after her regular school. Chinese school took place at Riverway School on Meadow Avenue in Burnaby. Mrs. Joe also taught them a lot about Chinese culture including Kung Fu, Chinese Dance and Chinese brush painting. 37:04- 39:39 Josephine describes Medical Care for her and her family in the 1950s and 1960s. She tells of a female Chinese doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Madeline Chung. Dr. Chung was responsible for delivering a lot of Chinese babies including Josephine. The family also visited herbalists in Vancouver Chinatown. They would often buy herbs for colds etc. Josephine also tells of how her parents stayed in touch with family in China by writing letters. Her mother’s family, including her parents and siblings were still in China while most of her father’s family were here in Canada. 39:40- 43:19 – In closing, Josephine shares how life is much busier now and of how she misses the quietness of her days growing up. She briefly describes her life on the family farm now and how different it is from when her parents worked the farm. She explains how farming methods have changed and how they don’t have to work as hard as her parents did.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: Josephine Chow (nee Hong) is the second eldest child of Chan Kow Hong and Sui Ha Hong. In 1925, Josephine's grandfather, Gay Tim Hong immigrated to Canada from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). In 1952, her father, Chan Kow Hong joined his father, Gay Tim Hong and by 1953, he established "Hop On Farms" in the Big Bend area of Burnaby near Marine Drive. Josephine grew up on the farm with her parents and six siblings; Pauline, Catherine, Norine, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. In 1969, Josephine's elder sister Pauline and her husband Jack Chan took over the family farm and in 1972 their father and grandfather moved to Kamloops to open a restaurant. As an adult, Josephine worked in several different areas including owning and running her own Aesthetics business. Josephine eventually retired and returned to the farm to assist her siblings. The farm is still in operation. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
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Title based on contents of interview
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
First Nations reserves - British Columbia
Names
Fong, Denise
Chow, Josephine
Glenwood Elementary School
McPherson Park School
Musqueam
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

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