Fonds PR-158 - Wellburn family fonds

Swimming in enclosed outdoor pool Swimming event at the Victoria and Island Athletic Association (VIAA) quarters, Curtis Point on t... Spectators at the Christmas Day swim at Victoria Amateur Swim Club quarters on the Gorge Christmas Day swim on the Gorge Men's swim race at Victoria Amateur Swim Club gala on the Gorge Swim race at the Victoria Amateur Swim Club quarters on the Gorge Start of 100 yards men's swim race at Pacific Northwest Association gala on the Gorge Start of 100 yards men's swim race at Victoria Amateur Swim Club gala on the Gorge, swimmer ... 110 ft diving tower at Curtis Point on the Gorge Diving at Curtis Point on the Gorge
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Wellburn family fonds


  • [ca. 1919-1925] (Creation)

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30 photographs

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Cyril Thomas Vernon (Tom) Wellburn was born in 1904 in Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. His parents brought the family to Victoria in 1910 where his father, Matthew Wellburn, started Wellburn's Grocery on Pandora at Cook Street. Tom Wellburn attended George Jay and Central Schools in Victoria and as a child learned to swim in the Gorge. He swam competitively as a member of the Victoria Amateur Swim Club (VASC) for a number of years, winning numerous medals and titles. He married Janet Evelyn (Jean) Hepburn of Victoria in 1928. Tom and Jean Wellburn had 3 children: Thomas John (Jack) Wellburn, Margaret Louise Billings and June Patricia Fletcher. Tom Wellburn's swimming medals were stolen from his home on Loenholm Road ca. 1980.


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Donated in 2012 by June Fletcher, daughter of Tom and Jean Wellburn.

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Fonds consists of photographs of swimmers and swimming competitions at the Gorge taken or collected by Tom Wellburn and other members of the Wellburn family.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2012-034

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