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Speech given by Florence Hart Godwin May 28, 1973 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the house that her father built at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road (it sounds as if Florence is pulling out an architectural drawing of her house). She also mentions the Townley, Mathers and Ceperley houses.
Date Range
1911-1917
Length
0:08:09
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the house that her father built at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road (it sounds as if Florence is pulling out an architectural drawing of her house). She also mentions the Townley, Mathers and Ceperley houses.
Date Range
1911-1917
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
0:08:09
Subject
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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_2
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.
Audio Tracks

Track two of speech given by Florence Hart Godwin

Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.6 x 11.7 cm mounted on cardboard 13.2 x 18.9 cm
Item No.
023-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of women and children standing outside in a field near Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road. Children at front of group, left to right: [unidentified], holding woman's hand; Maude Travers (future Mrs. W. Baine), holding hat; Kathleen Sprott, at front wearing hat; Robbie Travers, boy in whit…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
023-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.6 x 11.7 cm mounted on cardboard 13.2 x 18.9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of women and children standing outside in a field near Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road. Children at front of group, left to right: [unidentified], holding woman's hand; Maude Travers (future Mrs. W. Baine), holding hat; Kathleen Sprott, at front wearing hat; Robbie Travers, boy in white wearing hat; Jack Hart, boy in dark clothes; and, [first name unknown] Bond, girl at end. Children in middle of group, left to right: Mary Sprott, wearing hat standing behind girl holding hat; Edwyna Hart (future Mrs. A.F. Peers), at behind with bow on head; Kathleen Mathers; Dick Peers, seen behind between two girls; and, Mary Gavin, blonde girl. Women and older girls at back of group, left to right: Dolly Bond (Mrs. Wylde of Seattle), wearing hat at left; Kitty Hill (future Mrs. W.J. Peers); Florence Hart (future Mrs. H.W. Godwin); Betty Peers (future Mrs. T. Freebairn-Smith of California); Helen Sprott, wearing hat; Grace Woodward (Mrs. V. Zala), wearing hat; Miss H.J. (Harriet Julia) Woodward (kindergarten teacher), in front; and, Bess Hart (future Mrs. Bird), behind Miss Woodward.
Names
Freebairn-Smith, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Peers
Gavin, Mary
Godwin, Florence Hart
Bird, Elizabeth "Bess" Cross Hart
Hart, Jack
Mathers, Kathleen
Peers, Edwina Hart
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Peers, Richard Dominic "Dick"
Sprott, Helen
Sprott, Kathleen
Sprott, Mary
Travers, Maude
Travers, Robbie
Woodward, N J
Wylde, Dolly Bond
Zala, Grace Woodward
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Identification key accompanying (in envelope marked BHS 23.1), including labeled drawing
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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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
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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
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