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Interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury July 2, 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's early childhood including the reasons why her family first moved to Burnaby, other early residents of the Deer Lake district, farming practices, and why the Hart family chose to leave Burnaby in 1917.
Date Range
1898-1917
Length
0:06:11
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's early childhood including the reasons why her family first moved to Burnaby, other early residents of the Deer Lake district, farming practices, and why the Hart family chose to leave Burnaby in 1917.
Date Range
1898-1917
Photo Info
Florence Hart Godwin on her wedding day, August 7, 1922. Item no. 477-601
Length
0:06:11
Name
Woodward, Harriet
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 2, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Florence Hart Godwin by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury, July 2, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) and the Edmonds Historic Neighbourhood. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes."
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:47:57
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-17_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury

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Interview with Minard Hill February 9, 1978 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's early memories of the neighbourhood of Burnaby Lake, including the houses that his father built. Gerry discusses his early work as a surveyor.
Date Range
1893-1913
Length
0:10:01
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's early memories of the neighbourhood of Burnaby Lake, including the houses that his father built. Gerry discusses his early work as a surveyor.
Date Range
1893-1913
Photo Info
Minard Gerald Hill in uniform, 1914. Item no. 477-926
Length
0:10:01
Name
Hill, Bernard R
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 9, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill conducted by Colin Stevens, February 9, 1978. Major themes discussed are: the Burnaby Lake Neighbourhood, Gilley Brothers Logging Company and his father, Bernard Hill.
Biographical Notes
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. He was the youngest child in the family with older siblings Frank, Claude and Winnie. Bernard R. Hill was born in Bengal, India while his father worked for the East Indian Railway. He and his older brother Claude became strawberry farmers in Burnaby despite their years of training as engineers. Between them, the Hill brothers owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. He also served as Burnaby Councillor and School Trustee. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill married Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” Vidal on September 28, 1920 and single-handedly built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point, Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun work building the lodge. Elizabeth and Gerry’s child, Richard Grant McEwan Hill was born at Ladysmith hospital. Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Vidal) Hill died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill died January 30, 1988 at the age of ninety-three.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:13:56
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Interview Location
Yellow Point, Vancouver Island
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-1_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with Minard Hill

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Interview with Minard Hill February 9, 1978 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's relatives in England, his father's early life as well as life on the strawberry farm in Burnaby.
Date Range
1880-1914
Length
0:10:09
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's relatives in England, his father's early life as well as life on the strawberry farm in Burnaby.
Date Range
1880-1914
Photo Info
Minard Gerald Hill in uniform, 1914. Item no. 477-926
Length
0:10:09
Name
Hill, Bernard R
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 9, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill conducted by Colin Stevens, February 9, 1978. Major themes discussed are: the Burnaby Lake Neighbourhood, Gilley Brothers Logging Company and his father, Bernard Hill.
Biographical Notes
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. He was the youngest child in the family with older siblings Frank, Claude and Winnie. Bernard R. Hill was born in Bengal, India while his father worked for the East Indian Railway. He and his older brother Claude became strawberry farmers in Burnaby despite their years of training as engineers. Between them, the Hill brothers owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. He also served as Burnaby Councillor and School Trustee. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill married Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” Vidal on September 28, 1920 and single-handedly built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point, Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun work building the lodge. Elizabeth and Gerry’s child, Richard Grant McEwan Hill was born at Ladysmith hospital. Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Vidal) Hill died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill died January 30, 1988 at the age of ninety-three.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:13:56
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Interview Location
Yellow Point, Vancouver Island
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-1_ Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track three of interview with Minard Hill

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Interview with Minard Hill February 9, 1978 - Track 6

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's memories of Doran Mill's logging practices, Gilley Brother's logging practices and the dam system that they established.
Date Range
1902-1903
Length
0:09:34
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's memories of Doran Mill's logging practices, Gilley Brother's logging practices and the dam system that they established.
Date Range
1902-1903
Photo Info
Minard Gerald Hill in uniform, 1914. Item no. 477-926
Length
0:09:34
Name
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 9, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill conducted by Colin Stevens, February 9, 1978. Major themes discussed are: the Burnaby Lake Neighbourhood, Gilley Brothers Logging Company and his father, Bernard Hill.
Biographical Notes
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. He was the youngest child in the family with older siblings Frank, Claude and Winnie. Bernard R. Hill was born in Bengal, India while his father worked for the East Indian Railway. He and his older brother Claude became strawberry farmers in Burnaby despite their years of training as engineers. Between them, the Hill brothers owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. He also served as Burnaby Councillor and School Trustee. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill married Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” Vidal on September 28, 1920 and single-handedly built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point, Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun work building the lodge. Elizabeth and Gerry’s child, Richard Grant McEwan Hill was born at Ladysmith hospital. Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Vidal) Hill died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill died January 30, 1988 at the age of ninety-three.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:13:56
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Interviewee Name
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Interview Location
Yellow Point, Vancouver Island
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-1_ Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track six of interview with Minard Hill

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Interview with Minard Hill February 9, 1978 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's memories of the Gilley Brother's logging practices and the dam system that they established. Minard tells a story of his hunting days.
Date Range
1902-1903
Length
0:09:09
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's memories of the Gilley Brother's logging practices and the dam system that they established. Minard tells a story of his hunting days.
Date Range
1902-1903
Photo Info
Minard Gerald Hill in uniform, 1914. Item no. 477-926
Length
0:09:09
Name
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 9, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill conducted by Colin Stevens, February 9, 1978. Major themes discussed are: the Burnaby Lake Neighbourhood, Gilley Brothers Logging Company and his father, Bernard Hill.
Biographical Notes
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. He was the youngest child in the family with older siblings Frank, Claude and Winnie. Bernard R. Hill was born in Bengal, India while his father worked for the East Indian Railway. He and his older brother Claude became strawberry farmers in Burnaby despite their years of training as engineers. Between them, the Hill brothers owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. He also served as Burnaby Councillor and School Trustee. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill married Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” Vidal on September 28, 1920 and single-handedly built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point, Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun work building the lodge. Elizabeth and Gerry’s child, Richard Grant McEwan Hill was born at Ladysmith hospital. Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Vidal) Hill died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill died January 30, 1988 at the age of ninety-three.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:13:56
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Interview Location
Yellow Point, Vancouver Island
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-1_ Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track seven of interview with Minard Hill

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Interview with Minard Hill February 9, 1978 - Track 8

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's memories of the Royal Oak Hotel and his former neighbours at the south side of Deer Lake.
Date Range
1902-1920
Length
0:10:36
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's memories of the Royal Oak Hotel and his former neighbours at the south side of Deer Lake.
Date Range
1902-1920
Photo Info
Minard Gerald Hill in uniform, 1914. Item no. 477-926
Length
0:10:36
Name
Royal Oak Hotel
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 9, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill conducted by Colin Stevens, February 9, 1978. Major themes discussed are: the Burnaby Lake Neighbourhood, Gilley Brothers Logging Company and his father, Bernard Hill.
Biographical Notes
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. He was the youngest child in the family with older siblings Frank, Claude and Winnie. Bernard R. Hill was born in Bengal, India while his father worked for the East Indian Railway. He and his older brother Claude became strawberry farmers in Burnaby despite their years of training as engineers. Between them, the Hill brothers owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. He also served as Burnaby Councillor and School Trustee. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill married Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” Vidal on September 28, 1920 and single-handedly built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point, Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun work building the lodge. Elizabeth and Gerry’s child, Richard Grant McEwan Hill was born at Ladysmith hospital. Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Vidal) Hill died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill died January 30, 1988 at the age of ninety-three.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:13:56
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Interviewee Name
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Interview Location
Yellow Point, Vancouver Island
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-1_ Track_8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track eight of interview with Minard Hill

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Speech given by Florence Hart Godwin May 28, 1973 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's description of her family's stories of the New Westminster fire. She also mentions B.R. Hill and his three sons, Claude, Frank and Minard Hill.
Date Range
1898-1917
Length
0:05:22
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's description of her family's stories of the New Westminster fire. She also mentions B.R. Hill and his three sons, Claude, Frank and Minard Hill.
Date Range
1898-1917
Photo Info
Arthur Morrow, Kingsley Hart, Florence Hart (later Godwin), and Katherine Maude "Kitty" Hill (later Peers) in the woods at the south side of Deer Lake photographed by W.T. Cooksley [1908]. Item no. HV976.139.3
Length
0:05:22
Subject
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Interviewer
Burnaby Arts Council
Interview Date
May 28, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by Florence Hart Godwin at a Burnaby Arts Council meeting held May 28, 1973. Major themes discussed are: pioneer families and early residences in the Burnaby Lake District.
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:33:50
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-005-1_Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track five of speech given by Florence Hart Godwin

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East Burnaby School Class

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
Clayton family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
141-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an East Burnaby School (later renamed Edmonds Street School) class. Front row, left to right: Miss Draper, Esther Passmore, Esther Love, Jane Allen, Mary Salt, Fred Madill, Maud Mervin, Ada Lewis, Lillie Lewis, Rose Passmore, [first name unknown] Mervin, Edith Davis (who became Mrs. F…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
Clayton family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
141-007
Accession Number
BHS985-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an East Burnaby School (later renamed Edmonds Street School) class. Front row, left to right: Miss Draper, Esther Passmore, Esther Love, Jane Allen, Mary Salt, Fred Madill, Maud Mervin, Ada Lewis, Lillie Lewis, Rose Passmore, [first name unknown] Mervin, Edith Davis (who became Mrs. Frank Summers), Ernie Clayton (killed in the first world war), Dick Hall, Stanley Ferguson, Leonard Love, Tom Scott, George Powys, Norman Allen, and Harry Dowling (standing, end of row). Second row, left to right: [first name unknown] Mervin, Winnie Hill, May Wilson, Lizie Hall, Margret McDermit, Francis Clark, Phoebe Love, Manota Vernon, Jack Clayton, Bill Bently, and Edmond Powys. Third row, left to right: Minard Hill, Morris Troup, Bill Davis, Byron Vernon, John Hall, Cicil Ledger, and Edward Clayton (standing on rail).
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Allen, Jane
Allen Norman
Bently, Bill
Burnaby School
Clark, Francis
Clayton, Edward
Clayton, Ernie
Clayton, Jack
Davis, Bill
Dowling, Harry
Draper, Miss
East Burnaby School
Ferguson, Stanley
Hall, Dick
Hall, John
Hall, Lizie
Rowe, Winnie Hill
Ledger, Cicil
Lewis, Ada
Love, Leonard
Love, Phoebe
Madill, Fred
McDermit, Margret
Mervin, Maud
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Passmore, Esther
Passmore, Rose
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Powys, George
Powys, Edmond
Salt, Mary
Scott, Tom
Stanley, Esther Love
Summers, Edith Davis
Troup, Morris
Vernon, Byron
Vernon, Manota
Wilson, May
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1899 and 1910]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Item No.
550-111
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of one man and five rows of boys. Identified fourth from the right in the back row is Minard G. Hill.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1899 and 1910]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-111
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of one man and five rows of boys. Identified fourth from the right in the back row is Minard G. Hill.
Subjects
Persons - Children
Buildings - Schools
Names
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Notes
Title based on note accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "M.G. Hill / (4th from right back row)"
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1899 and 1910]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Item No.
550-112
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of one man and five rows of boys. Identified fourth from the right in the back row is Minard G. Hill.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1899 and 1910]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-112
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of one man and five rows of boys. Identified fourth from the right in the back row is Minard G. Hill.
Subjects
Persons - Children
Buildings - Schools
Names
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Notes
Title based on note accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "M.G. Hill / (4th from right back row)"
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1900 and 1905]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
550-113
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of three men, a boy, a woman, a girl, and a dog. The older man and woman are identified as Bernard Hill and Marion Hill, respectively. The other men are identified as Frank and Claude Hill. The girl is identified as Winnie Hill and the boy as Minard Hill.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1900 and 1905]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-113
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of three men, a boy, a woman, a girl, and a dog. The older man and woman are identified as Bernard Hill and Marion Hill, respectively. The other men are identified as Frank and Claude Hill. The girl is identified as Winnie Hill and the boy as Minard Hill.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Names
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Hill, Bernard R
Hill, Marian, Mrs Bernard R Hill
Hill, Frank
Hill, A Claude
Rowe, Winnifred L. "Winnie" Hill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Winnie / B R Hill / Claude / Frank / Marion Hill / M G / Burnaby"
Note in blue pen on verso reads: "Uncle Claude / Poppa - B R Hill / Aunt Winnie / Dad / Mama / Uncle Frank / Burnaby"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1895 and 1915]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 10 cm
Item No.
550-115
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a man, a boy and a group of women. The woman second from the left in the front row is identified as Marian Hill. The others are unidentified.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1895 and 1915]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-115
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 10 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a man, a boy and a group of women. The woman second from the left in the front row is identified as Marian Hill. The others are unidentified.
Names
Hill, Marian, Mrs Bernard R Hill
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Notes
Title based on note accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Marian Hill (second from left 1st row) & Minard?"
Images
Less detail

Harriet Woodward's students

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35880
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-739
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of students of Harriet Woodward's private school, at Deer Lake. Front row, left to right: Bob Peers, Arthur Peers, Kitty Hill, Florence Hart, Geoff Peers, and Walter Gordon. Back row, left to right: Melvin Mawhinney, Beatrice Clayton, and Muriel Sprott.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-739
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of students of Harriet Woodward's private school, at Deer Lake. Front row, left to right: Bob Peers, Arthur Peers, Kitty Hill, Florence Hart, Geoff Peers, and Walter Gordon. Back row, left to right: Melvin Mawhinney, Beatrice Clayton, and Muriel Sprott.
Names
Clayton, Beatrice
Godwin, Florence Hart
Gordon, Walter
Mawhinney, Melvin
Peers, Arthur Francis "Mike"
Peers, Geoffrey Hugh
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Peers, William John "Bob"
Sprott, Muriel
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Florence Hart and her doll

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35922
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-782
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Florence Hart with her doll, Alice.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-782
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Florence Hart with her doll, Alice.
Subjects
Toys - Dolls
Names
Godwin, Florence Hart
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Annotations above and below photograph read, "1907 / Florence and her doll Alice"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-789
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-789
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Transportation - Horses
Agriculture - Crops
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Names
Hill, A Claude
Hill, Frank
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail

L. Claude Hill's Farm, Burnaby BC

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39550
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-869
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking towards the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue) from the farm belonging to Claude Hill and known as Broadview on Buckingham Avenue. This property formerly belonged to Malcolm Nicholson. A fence can be seen dividing the garden from the field and two men are standing alongside…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-869
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking towards the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue) from the farm belonging to Claude Hill and known as Broadview on Buckingham Avenue. This property formerly belonged to Malcolm Nicholson. A fence can be seen dividing the garden from the field and two men are standing alongside with a horse and carriage nearby. Four children are walking in the field - from left to right, Kitty Hill, Ed Clayton, Gerry Hill and Florence Hart . A house can be seen in the background, this is most likely the cottage belonging to Harriet Woodward which served as the first school and post office at Burnaby Lake. To the right of the Woodward house can be seen the roof of the Claude Hill house known as Brookfield which was at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue and above that is a house on a hill which was the George Clayton home (on what later became the Henry and Grace Ceperley Fairacres estate at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue).
Photographer
Cooksley, W.T.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Clayton, Ed
Godwin, Florence Hart
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5730 Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Hill brothers on a hay wagon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto621
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys and a dog riding on a mound of hay on a wagon. There is a man leading the horse pulling the wagon. This photograph was reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 31. The caption reads: "Hill brothers and pet dog hitching ride on hay wagon on father…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys and a dog riding on a mound of hay on a wagon. There is a man leading the horse pulling the wagon. This photograph was reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 31. The caption reads: "Hill brothers and pet dog hitching ride on hay wagon on father's farm. Chap leading horse is probably remittance man often hired in those days." The description for photo 204-789, a cropped copy of this photo, identifies the boys as the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Crops
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Wagons
Names
Hill, A Claude
Hill, Frank
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.27
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Hill brothers in swimsuits

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto623
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1901] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of five boys in swimsuits. The youngest is sitting down in the centre, two are squatting behind him, and two are standing with their arms crossed behind the squatting boys. They are on a plank board pier with a wooden boat beside them. This photograph is reproduced in Michael Sone's book…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of five boys in swimsuits. The youngest is sitting down in the centre, two are squatting behind him, and two are standing with their arms crossed behind the squatting boys. They are on a plank board pier with a wooden boat beside them. This photograph is reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 28. The caption reads: "Gerry Hill (foreground) [youngest son of Bernard Hill] with brothers and friends after swim in Deer Lake c. 1901."
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Structures - Piers and Wharves
Sports - Swimming
Names
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
HV977.123.29
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1901] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Children in the woods

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto752
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of four children in the woods. The woods are thick with ferns, lichens and mosses. Two boys and two girls standing in a line. They each carrying a hat in their hand, except for one girl who is wearing hers. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "In the woods. …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of four children in the woods. The woods are thick with ferns, lichens and mosses. Two boys and two girls standing in a line. They each carrying a hat in their hand, except for one girl who is wearing hers. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "In the woods. S. side Deer Lake / Arthur Morrow, Kingsley Hart, Florence Hart, and KM [Katherine Maude "Kitty"] Hill. App. 1908."
Subjects
Geographic Features - Forests
Names
Godwin, Florence Hart
Hart, Kingsley
Morrow, Arthur
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Accession Code
HV976.139.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1908]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Oakalla Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
W.T. Cooksley
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy print accompanying
Images
Less detail

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