Fonds PR-132 - Herbert and Lucy Reed fonds

Guides parade past Guide leaders and others on the steps of the BC Parliament Building Guide leaders inspecting the ranks of Guides on the grounds of the BC Parliament Building Guide leaders and Guides gathered for a ceremony on the grounds of the BC Parliament Building Canoe race on the Gorge First Nations canoe race on the Gorge, "The Free" bathing house in the background Firefighter with axe Spectators line the roadway and the rooftop as Saanich fire truck drives past Wilson Motors Helicopter on the lawn of the BC Parliament Building Helicopter landing on the lawn of the BC Parliament Building Spectators gather around a helicopter on the lawn of the BC Parliament Building
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Herbert and Lucy Reed fonds


  • [191-]-1948 (Creation)

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85 photographs

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Herbert Reed was head gardener for the Parliament Buildings for many years until his retirement in 1950. He also drove the school bus for Royal Oak School. His Saanich addresses include [749] Haliburton, Santa Clara, and Stelly's Cross Rd. Herbert died in 1960 at the age of 76. Lucy Reed (nee Webster) was a member of Royal Oak Women's Institute. Herbert and Lucy Reed emigrated from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England ca. 1911 as a married couple with Lucy’s parents, Sarah and William Webster. The Websters lived on Cherry Tree Bend and William ran a blacksmith business in Royal Oak with the help of his sons.


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Donated in 2015 by Donna Cino, granddaughter of Herbert and Lucy Reed.

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Fonds consists of photographs belonging to Herbert and Lucy Reed.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2015-017

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