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805 Grove Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto37686
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 5.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the house at 805 Grove Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Image Bank subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
370-274
Accession Number
BHS1999-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 5.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the house at 805 Grove Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Negative has a pink cast
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Grove Avenue
Burnaby - 805 Grove Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Images
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1964 Ford Meteor

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto79493
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a 1964 Ford Meteor convertible parked outside the house at 943 Sperling Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-324
Accession Number
2013-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a 1964 Ford Meteor convertible parked outside the house at 943 Sperling Avenue.
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 943 Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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6511 Hastings St

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94339
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of various commerical and undeveloped properties in Burnaby. Businesses visible in the photographs include: Liquidation World, Big-O Tires, CSD Computers, and Full Gospel Assembly Vancouver.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-124
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of various commerical and undeveloped properties in Burnaby. Businesses visible in the photographs include: Liquidation World, Big-O Tires, CSD Computers, and Full Gospel Assembly Vancouver.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 95-243-B
Photographer identified as "D.M."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6511 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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6671 Halifax Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97965
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1946
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 7 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the newly-built Easthope family house at 6671 Halifax Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1946
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Easthope family subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
451-032
Accession Number
BHS2003-06
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 7 cm x 12 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the newly-built Easthope family house at 6671 Halifax Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "6671 Halifax St. 1946"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6671 Halifax Street
Burnaby - Halifax Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Images
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6850 Hastings burnaby [sic]

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94297
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1993
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
26 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a Liquidation World store and several houses along an unidentified residential street. The address 6850 Hastings Street no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1993
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-082
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
26 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a Liquidation World store and several houses along an unidentified residential street. The address 6850 Hastings Street no longer exists.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 93-468-B
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6800 Block Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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6951 Hasting [sic] St

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto94321
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
45 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the 6900 block of Hastings Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-106
Accession Number
2017-39
Physical Description
45 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographs of the 6900 block of Hastings Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
Location of photographs taken from location identified on original negative sleeve
File no. 94-373-B
Photographer identified as "K.H."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6900 Block Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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7000 Block Kitchener Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto79689
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 21, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a child playing a guitar while riding her bicycle home from school, along the 7000 block Kitchener Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 21, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-385
Accession Number
2013-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a child playing a guitar while riding her bicycle home from school, along the 7000 block Kitchener Street.
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Subjects
Transportation - Bicycles
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kitchener Street
Burnaby - 7000 Block Kitchener Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Images
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7342 Curtis Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto38275
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house at 7342 Curtis Street which was a former grocery and butcher shop.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
382-001
Accession Number
BHS1999-12
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house at 7342 Curtis Street which was a former grocery and butcher shop.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Title based on caption.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Curtis Street
Burnaby - 7342 Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Images
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7342 Curtis Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto38276
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1981]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house located at 7342 Curtis Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1981]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
382-002
Accession Number
BHS1999-12
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house located at 7342 Curtis Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7342 Curtis Street
Burnaby - Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Images
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A & Aero Trading Salvage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto79166
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large sign advertising lawn mower sharpening over A & Aero Trading Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-184
Accession Number
2013-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large sign advertising lawn mower sharpening over A & Aero Trading Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
A & Aero Trading Salvage
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Photographers identified by surnames only: Carr and Vardeman
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6147 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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A & Aero Trading Salvage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto79167
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 12, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows hitchikers being picked up outside A & Aero Trading and Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 12, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-185
Accession Number
2013-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows hitchikers being picked up outside A & Aero Trading and Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Names
A & Aero Trading Salvage
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6147 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Abandonded farm house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto36511
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an abandoned farm house on Government Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
288-002
Accession Number
BHS1992-23
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an abandoned farm house on Government Road.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is a modern contact print of an original negative that was loaned to the Archives
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Accident scene

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto79984
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 24, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the scene of an accident on Sperling Avenue near Union Street in front of the Foursquare Gospel Church.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 24, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-540
Accession Number
2013-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the scene of an accident on Sperling Avenue near Union Street in front of the Foursquare Gospel Church.
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Subjects
Accidents
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Images
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto84882
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain and surrounding area with Burrard Inlet to the north.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
561-003
Accession Number
2014-08
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain and surrounding area with Burrard Inlet to the north.
Photographer
Province of British Columbia
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:83 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:84 to the west and BC5061:82 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Lake City Area
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Aerial photograph of North Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto84881
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
561-002
Accession Number
2014-08
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Photographer
Province of British Columbia
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:84 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:85 to the west and BC5061:83 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
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Aerial photograph of North Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto93598
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
561-001
Accession Number
2014-08
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Photographer
Province of British Columbia
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is identified as BC5061:85
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory252
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1919-1955
Length
0:06:06
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's memories of constructing a mill for Simpson & Giberson and of working on homes for himself, Angus McLean and Percy Little in the Lochdale area. He discusses the strike at Barnet mill and reads an essay written by Grace E. Carpenter. Land clear…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's memories of constructing a mill for Simpson & Giberson and of working on homes for himself, Angus McLean and Percy Little in the Lochdale area. He discusses the strike at Barnet mill and reads an essay written by Grace E. Carpenter. Land clearing is described in detail. Alfred also relates a story from 1920 involving early settlers E. Powell and J. Amos.
Date Range
1919-1955
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:06:06
Subject
Land Clearing
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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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Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory256
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:06
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's description of Commissioner Fraser taking power in Burnaby. Alfred mentions the Burnaby Housing Committee and the Willingdon Heights Subdivision before beginning reading his series of short stories. He reads "I ARRIVE IN BURNABY AND WE BUILD A…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's description of Commissioner Fraser taking power in Burnaby. Alfred mentions the Burnaby Housing Committee and the Willingdon Heights Subdivision before beginning reading his series of short stories. He reads "I ARRIVE IN BURNABY AND WE BUILD A SHINGLE MILL/ 1919/ Burnaby Lake" as well as "WE BUILD A HOME AND DIG A WELL. 1920", both written in 1963.
Date Range
1919-1939
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:09:06
Subject
Organizations
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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 recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory257
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:44
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads "WHAT THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT LOOKED LIKE IN 1919-20-21-22" and "1st and SECOND SETTLERS IN THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT" both written in 1963.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads "WHAT THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT LOOKED LIKE IN 1919-20-21-22" and "1st and SECOND SETTLERS IN THE LOCHDALE DISTRICT" both written in 1963.
Date Range
1919-1939
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:09:44
Subject
Land Clearing
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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 recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory260
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:06:51
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads; "OUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN. 1922. Sherlock and Kitchener." that he wrote in 1963. Alfred reads "The Story of the Burnaby Giants of long ago" written by Eloise Street, published in the I…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's continuation of reading his series of short stories. He reads; "OUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN. 1922. Sherlock and Kitchener." that he wrote in 1963. Alfred reads "The Story of the Burnaby Giants of long ago" written by Eloise Street, published in the Indian Time Magazine March, 1954.
Date Range
1919-1939
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:06:51
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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 ten of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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