Fonds PR-210 - Christmas Hill Quarry collection

Rock crusher at Christmas Hill, ca. 1913 Rock crusher at Christmas Hill, ca. 1913 Rock quarry at Christmas Hill, ca. 1913

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Christmas Hill Quarry collection


  • 1913 (Creation)

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18 photographs (including 15 copied photographs)

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J.B. Bradstock was a former employee of the Christmas Hill rock crushing plant.


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Donated to City of Victoria Archives by J.B. Bradstock, a former employee of the rock crushing plant, and subsequently transferred to Saanich Archives in 1997.

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Collection consists of 3 photographs of the quarry and rock crusher at Christmas Hill taken in 1913, and 15 reproduction photographs from 1890 to 1950.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1984-005
Additional info: In 1913, a rock crushing plant was in operation at the Christmas Hill quarry in Saanich. Rock from this quarry was used for the first paving of Quadra Street, from Tolmie Ave to Royal Oak.

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