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A history of policing in Burnaby : 1892 - 1950 : with an emphasis on the years 1892 - 1935

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary2072
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Trainer, Mary, 1948-
Publication Date
March, 1975
Call Number
363.2 TRA Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Textual Record
Accession Code
HV979.47.2
Call Number
363.2 TRA Copy 2
Author
Trainer, Mary, 1948-
Contributor
Bussey, Anthea J.
Place of Publication
[Burnaby]
Publisher
[s.n.]
Publication Date
March, 1975
Physical Description
64 p. ; 29 cm.
Library Subject (LOC)
Police
Biography
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Police Officers
Public Services - Policing
Public Services
Names
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Notes
"Anthea J. Bussey Editor" -- title page.
"Prepared for members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Burnaby Detachment, in honour of the Centennial of the RCMP May 23, 1873 - May 23, 1973"
Includes bibliographical references.
Documents

1979_0047_0002_001%20History%20of%20Policing%20in%20Bby

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"A lunchroom toast after 30 years of working together"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription59190
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1982
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of four men toasting to celebrate 30 years of working together.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1982
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
480-1509
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduce for fair dealing purposes only
Accession Number
2009-01
Scope and Content
Photograph of four men toasting to celebrate 30 years of working together.
Subjects
Occupations
Celebrations
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on caption
Caption on recto reads: "A Lunch room toast after 30 years of working together"
Note on verso reads: "10% / page 1 / Burnaby Today"
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A practical guide to police magistrates and justices of the peace with an alphabetical synopsis of the criminal law and an analytical index

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Crankshaw, James, 1844-1921
Publication Date
1895
Call Number
345.71 CRA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
HV971.5.22
Call Number
345.71 CRA
Author
Crankshaw, James, 1844-1921
Place of Publication
Montreal, Quebec.
Publisher
Whiteford & Theoret
Publication Date
1895
Printer
Gazette Printing Company Ltd.
Physical Description
xxx, v, 707 p. ; 25 cm.
Inscription
"[J. Whezar] / [B Grualbor J.P.]" -- handwritten in ink on endpaper (front). "W-2C" - crossed-out on endpaper (front). "1. Information & Exams J 1.00" "Each copy .25", ".25", "hearing & delivery 1.00", ".25", "1." -- handwritten in last page.
Library Subject (LOC)
Canada
Criminal law
Justices of the peace
Police
Subjects
Occupations
Public Services
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Artisans : tinsmiths & roofers in British Columbia

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Stairs, Cy
Lytle, Clive
Publication Date
c1992
Call Number
331.88171 STA Copy 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
Call Number
331.88171 STA Copy 1
Author
Stairs, Cy
Lytle, Clive
Place of Publication
Vancouver, B.C.
Publisher
Local 280, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
Publication Date
c1992
Physical Description
112 p. : ill. ; 23 x 30 cm.
Library Subject (LOC)
Metal-workers
Sheet-metal work
Roofing industry
Labour unions
Tinsmithing
Subjects
Occupations
Notes
2 copies held: copy 1.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 108).
Letter inserted in book to Sheet Metal Workers Local #280 members.
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bill

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact17056
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV980.37.3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV980.37.3
Description
Bill -- [1905]. Dentistry bill for Miss. Beaty from Drs. Gatewood and Spencer. The bill is dated March 2, 1905. The denistry office was in the McKinnon Building on Granville and Hastings Street. The bill was for $20.50 and was paid in full.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Invoices
Occupations
Occupations - Dentists
Images
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Burnaby Detachment : Annual Report, 1975

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary731
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Publication Date
1975
Call Number
363.2 BUR
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
Call Number
363.2 BUR
Publisher
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Publication Date
1975
Physical Description
26 p. : ill
Library Subject (LOC)
Police
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Police Officers
Public Services - Policing
Public Services
Names
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Burnaby Sports Day

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription85204
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (8 min., 37 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the annual Sports Day events held at Burnaby Central Park. The film opens with an unidentified dedication ceremony and tree planting in an unknown location and switches to students marching into Central Park. Hundreds of child…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Physical Description
1 film clip (8 min., 37 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
562-002-3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2012-15
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the annual Sports Day events held at Burnaby Central Park. The film opens with an unidentified dedication ceremony and tree planting in an unknown location and switches to students marching into Central Park. Hundreds of children and Youth are showcased in sporting field events and competitions such as track and field sports, acrobatics, gymnastics, dancing, leap frog, skipping, rugby.
Subjects
Events - Parades
Occupations
Occupations - Labourers
Organizations - Mens' Societies and Clubs
Organizations - Womens' Societies and Clubs
Media Type
Moving Images
Photographer
Digney, Andy
Creator
Digney, Andy
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'May Day Events'
Geographic Access
Kingsway
Central Park
Street Address
3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Images
Video

Burnaby Sports Day, [between 1936 and 1939]

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Burnaby under cover 86

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary732
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Ledwon, Erich
Publication Date
1988
Call Number
363.2 LED COPY 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
Call Number
363.2 LED COPY 1
Author
Ledwon, Erich
Place of Publication
Burnaby
Publisher
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Publication Date
1988
Physical Description
162 p. : ill.
Library Subject (LOC)
Police
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Police Officers
Public Services - Policing
Public Services
Names
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Notes
4 copies held: copy 1
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Canadian Ophthalmic College

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription910
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia composite ; 41 x 51.5 cm
Scope and Content
Composite photograph of graduates of the Canadian Ophthalmic College in Toronto, Ontario. Names are listed beneath each of the oval photographs (grouped in four rows). In the top row (from left) are; C. Anderson, W.E. Owen, J.W. Abray, J.A. Epstein (a woman), H.W. Edgar, B.H. Ashbourne, A.G. MacHaf…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia composite ; 41 x 51.5 cm
Scope and Content
Composite photograph of graduates of the Canadian Ophthalmic College in Toronto, Ontario. Names are listed beneath each of the oval photographs (grouped in four rows). In the top row (from left) are; C. Anderson, W.E. Owen, J.W. Abray, J.A. Epstein (a woman), H.W. Edgar, B.H. Ashbourne, A.G. MacHaffie. Second row; J. Munro, T.H. Dick, G.S. Pringle, W.G. Maybee "Principal" and below it "E. Bind Assist." (largest photograph); E. Boyaner, I.R. Higgins, D.B. Curtis. Third row; V.M. Young, F.G. Smith, W.L. Wells, E.W. Watt, W.D. Graham, A.R. Hopkins. Fourth row; O.T. Walker, E.E. Miller, R.A. Burke, J.E. Hamilton, H.A. Smith, H.L. McDiarmid; "Freeland".
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of photograph.
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Teachers
Accession Code
HV974.5.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1920]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
200
Scan Date
01-May-2019
Images
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certificate

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact17055
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV980.37.2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV980.37.2
Description
Guaranteed Dental Plan - Certificate -- [1918]. Dental plan certificate for Mrs. T. Osecki-? which entitled her to a year of dentistry work including teeth cleaning and polishing three times a year, extraction of bad teeth, free examination and diagnosis. The certificate cost $2.50. The Dental Office was in Calgary, Alberta.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Certificates
Occupations
Occupations - Dentists
Images
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Classic movie comedians

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary1084
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Sinyard, Neil
Publication Date
1992
Call Number
791.43 SIN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
ISBN
0861248783
9780861248780
Call Number
791.43 SIN
Author
Sinyard, Neil
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Bison Books
Publication Date
1992
Physical Description
176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Library Subject (LOC)
Comedians
Motion picture industry
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Actors
Notes
Includes index.
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Clifton G. Brown

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription45169
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961, published August 15, 1961
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Clifton G. Brown, bank manager for the then newly built Bank of Montreal at Brentwood shopping centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961, published August 15, 1961
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
480-065
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduce for fair dealing purposes only
Accession Number
2003-02
Scope and Content
Photograph of Clifton G. Brown, bank manager for the then newly built Bank of Montreal at Brentwood shopping centre.
Subjects
Occupations
Names
Brown, Clifton Gordier "Clif", 1927-2003
Bank of Montreal
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Lougheed Highway
Street Address
4567 Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
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Cop in the closet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary3855
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Fossum, Jack, 1905-
Publication Date
c1981
Call Number
971.2 FOS
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
BV004.23.60
ISBN
0888390815
Call Number
971.2 FOS
Author
Fossum, Jack, 1905-
Place of Publication
North Vancouver, B.C.
Publisher
Hancock House Publishers
Publication Date
c1981
Physical Description
169 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Inscription
Bookplate on front pastedown reads "Property of Ted Brue" "from daughter Anita + Don" [handwritten in blue ink] "Birthday Greetings" "Oct. 21, 1982" [handwritten in black ink on front end paper]
Library Subject (LOC)
Police
Biography
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Police Officers
Public Services - Policing
Public Services
Names
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Corporal Cameron of the North West mounted police: a tale of the Macleod Trail

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
Publication Date
c1912
Call Number
813.5 RAL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
BV014.29.2
Call Number
813.5 RAL
Author
Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Publisher
Westminster Co.
Publication Date
c1912
Physical Description
454 p. : 19 cm.
Inscription
"Allen Seager" [handwritten on title page]
Library Subject (LOC)
Fiction--20th century
Police
Subjects
Occupations
Occupations - Police Officers
Public Services - Policing
Public Services
Notes
Author name is a nom de plume
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Dave Lowe and Chris

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription58947
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of two individuals wearing tuxedos. They are identified as Dave Lowe, manager, and Chris, assistant manager.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 18 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
480-1392
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduce for fair dealing purposes only
Accession Number
2009-01
Scope and Content
Photograph of two individuals wearing tuxedos. They are identified as Dave Lowe, manager, and Chris, assistant manager.
Subjects
Occupations
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on recto reads: " "Chris" - Asst. Mgr. / Dave Lowe - Mgr"
Photographer's stamp on verso
Note on verso reads: "Burnaby Today B-4 / 160% / 13/158 / manager"
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Delivery driver Dylan Dupuis

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription97284
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dylan Dupuis, a Panagopoulos pizza delivery driver, posing in the door of his car in uniform with a pizza delivery bag and a sign for the Arco service station behind him, near Kingsway and Gilley.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2681
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduce for fair dealing purposes only
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dylan Dupuis, a Panagopoulos pizza delivery driver, posing in the door of his car in uniform with a pizza delivery bag and a sign for the Arco service station behind him, near Kingsway and Gilley.
Subjects
Occupations
Buildings - Commercial - Service Stations
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a September 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "The high price of gas is making it difficult for delivery drivers, like Dylan Dupuis, to make any money, and businesses are facing raising their prices to cover their increased costs."
Geographic Access
Kingsway
Gilley Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Images
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Family counsellor Lee Cassels

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription95937
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a close-up portrait of family counsellor Lee Cassels.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1707
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of a close-up portrait of family counsellor Lee Cassels.
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Occupations
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a December 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Family counsellor Lee Cassels says Christmas presents unique challenges to children in divorced families."
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Gale Robinson and Duane Riordan

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gale Robinson, of New Directions Business Retraining Association, standing next to Duane Riordan, who is seated at a laptop.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2905
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gale Robinson, of New Directions Business Retraining Association, standing next to Duane Riordan, who is seated at a laptop.
Subjects
Businesses
Occupations
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a November 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Gale Robinson, of New Directions, works with Duane Riordan, a consultant and motivational trainer, and one of her clients."
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Interview with Alekxos Sarter by Kathy Bossort October 16, 2015 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:12:40
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Alekxos Sarter’s overview of her education and her career with City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services beginning in 1986. She tells a delightful story about Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the opening ceremony of the Variety Playground in …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Alekxos Sarter’s overview of her education and her career with City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services beginning in 1986. She tells a delightful story about Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the opening ceremony of the Variety Playground in Central Park.
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:12:40
Names
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Central Park
Subjects
Education
Occupations
Events - Royal Visits
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 16, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Alekxos Sarter conducted by Kathy Bossort. Alekxos Sarter was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain from Alekxos Sarter’s perspective and experience as employee in the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. The interview provides an excellent explanation of the history and function of kinds of park dedications used by the City of Burnaby; an overview of issues around including the Trans Mountain tank farm in the conservation area; and the background to the land use and ownership disagreement between the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University, its resolution, and the subsequent development of SFU’s UniverCity. Alekxos Sarter talks about Richard Bolton, Burnaby’s Acting-Commissioner who was responsible for dedicating the first park on Burnaby Mountain in 1942, and the creation of a park named after him in UniverCity.
Biographical Notes
Alekxos Sarter was born in Vancouver in 1961, to Daine and Kasandra Sarter. She grew up in North Vancouver and since 1994 has lived on a sailboat in False Creek. After attending UBC where she studied landscape architecture, she was hired by the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services in 1986. Working first in parks design, Alekxos quickly moved into parks planning, her preferred career. As Research Officer she covers research, planning, public consultation, parks and facility inventory, parkland acquisition, among other duties.
Total Tracks
9
Total Length
2:20:47
Interviewee Name
Sarter, Alekxos T.
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Alekxos Sarter

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Interview with Alfred Bingham June 10, 1975 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory62
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1926-1928
Length
0:07:45
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Alfred Bingham's employment from 1926 to 1928, including his time working at a hunting lodge.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Alfred Bingham's employment from 1926 to 1928, including his time working at a hunting lodge.
Date Range
1926-1928
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham, April 20, 1947. Item no. 010-066
Length
0:07:45
Subjects
Occupations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 10, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Alfred Bingham by SFU graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, Pioneers, and the Co-operative 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 Angus 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
14
Total Length
1:57:27
Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
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 fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Oral history subseries
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 five of interview with Alfred Bingham

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