Fonds PR-137 - Jim Askey fonds

Edith Salisbury (nee Fieldhouse) washing dog, Kent Road Ernest Salisbury (on airplane), Lansdowne Airfield Airplane on Lansdowne Airfield Mouth of Colquitz River at Admirals Road Bridge Grade 1 class (Div. 5), McKenzie Avenue School, 1945 Grade 2 class (Div. 4), McKenzie Avenue School, 1946 Grade 4 class (Div. 4), McKenzie Avenue School, 1948 617 Kent Road John Sambridge Askey and son Guilf (Guilford) Askey in yard of 225 Battleford Avenue Granville Gorton, Mary Fieldhouse, Ada Gorton (nee Fieldhouse), baby Evelyn Gorton, and Ted Field...
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Jim Askey fonds


  • ca. 1916-1960 (Creation)

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44 photographs, 1.0 cm of ephemera, 4 books, 1 helmet.

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Jim Askey has lived in Saanich since ca. 1940. He grew up in the Carey area and attended McKenzie Avenue School. Jim Askey’s mother, Doris Fieldhouse, was born and raised in Saanich. Jim Askey’s father, George Askey, was born in Nanaimo and raised in Saanich. George Askey was the Saanich Police Commissioner from 1949 to 1963.


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Donated in multiple accessions from 2008 to 2012 by Jim Askey. Helmet transferred in 2019 by the Alumnae Association of the Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing Archives.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the Askey and Fieldhouse families, the Gorge and Carey areas of Saanich, and Greater Victoria history in general. Fonds includes photographs, postcards, books, a map, and an autograph book. Fonds also includes George Askey's WWII air raid precaution helmet.

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Further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Associated material: Oral history interview with Jim Askey, 2008 (accession number: 2008-028)

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Accession number: 2008-013, 2008-016, 2008-035, 2009-004, 2010-064, 2012-014, 2019-018

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