Fonds PR-265 - Charles Staples fonds

Early log bridge over the Gorge, looking west Kirk & Co. Ltd. Soda Water Manufacturing Charlie Staples in Fire Department uniform Saanich Works crew Saanich municipal workers, Tom Staples and George Hicks, spreading gravel on West Saanich Road, 1915

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Charles Staples fonds


  • 1903-1942 (Creation)

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7 photographs (including 2 postcards, and 1 photocopy reproduction)

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Charles Staples came to Victoria from England in 1913 at the age of nine. He attended Tolmie School, and later began his association with cycling by getting a job at Peden Bros., a bicycle shop owned by Bob and Tom Peden. Mr. Staples was a competitive cyclist and a founder of the Colonist Bicycle Road Race. He was a Saanich employee for a number of years in the Public Works Department and the Fire Department.


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Donated to Saanich Archives by Charles Staples in 1989.

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Fonds consists of 4 photographs of Saanich employees from 1903 to 1943, and 2 postcards from the 1910s. Includes 1 photocopy of a photograph.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1989-034

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