Fonds PR-141 - John Woods fonds

John Woods standing in larkspur at his home on Ash Road Potato farming on Ash Road, 1916 Tea room at the corner of Ash and St. Margaret's Road, 1916 Clearing land on Tyndall Avenue, 1916 Clearing land on Tyndall Avenue, 1916 John Harold Woods, daffodil farm on Ash Road, 1965 John Woods standing in larkspur at his home on Ash Road Passengers on deck of ship travelling from England to Canada Branch of Pacific Coast Rangers practicing at Fairbridge Group portrait
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John Woods fonds


  • [191-]-1986 (Creation)

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2.5 cm textual material, 19 photographs.

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John H. Woods was born on May 8, 1904 in Derbyshire, England. His father, Harold Woods, settled in Gordon Head just prior to World War I; John, along with his mother and sister, arrived in 1913 aboard the ship “Olympic”. John Woods lived at 1635 Ash Road for 70 years, where he grew flowers and vegetables, and raised chickens. In 1935, Mr. Woods worked at the Fairbridge Agricultural College near Duncan; he also belonged to the Pacific Coast Rangers during World War II, and later spent a number of years with the Victoria Machinery Depot, (his father had also worked for a time at the ship building company). He died in Victoria in 1995.


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Fonds consists of records relating to John Woods of Gordon Head. Fonds includes photographs, news clippings, and textual records relating to the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School in Duncan.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1984-001, 2010-004

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