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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
038-001
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers, and trees are on display inside a building. There is electric lighting. A sign on the right is shaped like an arch and reads, "Welcome to Burnaby." A mural showing Burnaby Lake is behind the dis…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
038-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers, and trees are on display inside a building. There is electric lighting. A sign on the right is shaped like an arch and reads, "Welcome to Burnaby." A mural showing Burnaby Lake is behind the display.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Exhibitions - Agricultural
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Plants - Flowers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
040-001
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Tables with fruit, vegetables and flowers are displayed. Greenery and photographs (mainly of people) are on the walls, including a portrait of former Reeve Nicolai C. Schou (second portrait from right). A sign in the corner reads, …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
040-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Tables with fruit, vegetables and flowers are displayed. Greenery and photographs (mainly of people) are on the walls, including a portrait of former Reeve Nicolai C. Schou (second portrait from right). A sign in the corner reads, "Burnaby's Exhibit," and a mural hangs on the walls above the exhibit. A woman and man are standing behind a table at the back left.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Exhibitions - Agricultural
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Plants - Flowers
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
039-001
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Vegetables, fruit, preserves, flowers, and plants are on display inside a building. There is electric lighting. A sign above the display reads, "Burnaby." A sign above a container on the lower left reads, "Ginseng / Grown in Lozel…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
039-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Vegetables, fruit, preserves, flowers, and plants are on display inside a building. There is electric lighting. A sign above the display reads, "Burnaby." A sign above a container on the lower left reads, "Ginseng / Grown in Lozells District by Mr. Romer."
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Exhibitions - Agricultural
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Plants - Flowers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
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Burnaby Agricultural Exhibition

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34529
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
040-002
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Fruits, vegetables and flowers are displayed on tables. Greenery and photographs (mainly of people) are on the walls, including a portrait of former Reeve Nicolai C. Schou (second portrait from right). A sign in the corner reads, "…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
040-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Agricultural Exhibit at New Westminster. Fruits, vegetables and flowers are displayed on tables. Greenery and photographs (mainly of people) are on the walls, including a portrait of former Reeve Nicolai C. Schou (second portrait from right). A sign in the corner reads, "Burnaby's Exhibit," and a mural hangs on the walls above the exhibit. Two men are standing behind a table in the centre.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Exhibitions - Agricultural
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Plants - Flowers
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Images
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Royal Anne cherry tree

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35559
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-417
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Royal Anne cherry tree in the backyard of the Cram orchard at 6515 Denbigh Avenue, on the northwest corner of Kingsway and Denbigh. The garage can be seen on the left. William Cram (father) would pick the cherries, and Mary Cram and Viola Cram (sisters) would load them in a wagon …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-417
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
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 a Royal Anne cherry tree in the backyard of the Cram orchard at 6515 Denbigh Avenue, on the northwest corner of Kingsway and Denbigh. The garage can be seen on the left. William Cram (father) would pick the cherries, and Mary Cram and Viola Cram (sisters) would load them in a wagon and sell them, a chore which they did not like.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Plants - Trees
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Denbigh Avenue
Burnaby - 6515 Denbigh Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
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Cram family fruit stand

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35703
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-561
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Cram roadside fruit stand on Kingsway with Mary Cram in front. The Cram family sold fruit, produce, honey, and cottage cheese from their farm at Kingsway and what is now 6515 Denbigh Avenue. The stand was located directly in front of the Cram-Tidball family home.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-561
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
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 Cram roadside fruit stand on Kingsway with Mary Cram in front. The Cram family sold fruit, produce, honey, and cottage cheese from their farm at Kingsway and what is now 6515 Denbigh Avenue. The stand was located directly in front of the Cram-Tidball family home.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Vogt, Mary Cram
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Denbigh Avenue
Burnaby - 6515 Denbigh Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.6 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
204-806
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Price Strawberry farm at 5220 Royal Oak Avenue. Oakalla Prison Farm can be seen in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-806
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.6 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Price Strawberry farm at 5220 Royal Oak Avenue. Oakalla Prison Farm can be seen in the background.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Names
Oakalla Prison Farm
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Oakmount Crescent
Burnaby - 5220 Oakmount Crescent
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Oakalla Area
Images
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Frank and Bill Price eating raspberries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36989
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.8 x 8.2 cm print
Item No.
315-447
Scope and Content
Photograph of father and son, Frank and William "Bill" Price, eating raspberries while picking them at their family property on Royal Oak Avenue at Oakland Street, in the area north of Kingsway.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Centennial Anthology subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-447
Accession Number
BHS1994-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.8 x 8.2 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of father and son, Frank and William "Bill" Price, eating raspberries while picking them at their family property on Royal Oak Avenue at Oakland Street, in the area north of Kingsway.
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Price, Frank
Price, William Francis "Bill"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - Oakland Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of riding the tram as a young man and briefly, of working for Ed Brown. Murdock mentions Reeve Byrne and the development of first water system in Burnaby. He also discusses Gilley Brother's Logging Company practices near his fath…
Date Range
1906-1975
Length
0:09:00
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of riding the tram as a young man and briefly, of working for Ed Brown. Murdock mentions Reeve Byrne and the development of first water system in Burnaby. He also discusses Gilley Brother's Logging Company practices near his father's ranch of six acres, which grew mostly strawberries to sell in Vancouver.
Date Range
1906-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:00
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Windsor Street
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Interviewer
McGeachie, Doreen “Pixie”
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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