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British Aeroplane Engines Limited.,
photo by Bud Walker
British Aeroplane Engines
was the Canadian Representative
of Rotol Limited, England
which was owned by
and the Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd.
Their main Canadian location was in Montreal, Quebec
Associated Air Taxi is
further up the ramp
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
opened in 1931 on Sea Island
Postcard Aerial View
July 22, 1931, of the Grand Opening
of the Vancouver Municipal Airport.
courtesy Grant Walker, Studio City CA
Back of postcard addressed to a Mr. Tallmadge
from a Mr. George Fawkes.
If you know the history of either man, would love to know it.
It looks like something to do with Stamp First Day Cover collecting.
Beside the Canadian Pacific Air Hangar,
with a DC6 (see correction below), #CF-CPJ parked.
"Empress of Auckland" painted on the nose.
Behind it is a Grumman Mallard or Goose parked. (see correction below)
Photo by Bud Walker
Like I said I don't know much about airplanes,
and an email from Mr. Doug Barry, July 2012, proves that point.
Here is his great correction re above Picture,
"CF-CPJ isn't a
DC-6, it is a North Star, a variant of the DC-4.
You can see it has Merlin engines rather than radials."
"Also, the aircraft behind it is a Grumman G-44 "Widgeon."
It has the Ranger L-440C-5 inverted inline 6-cylinder engines.
Eventually the G44 went to horizontally opposed engines.
The G21 Goose and the G73 Mallard both had radials."
Mr. Barry knows way more than I will ever know.
Construction #149, delivered July 1949.
bought by Trans Canada Airlines between 1951 and 52
It was sold to 2 more carriers,
before ending it's career in Florida
It was used as a freighter for
Linea Expresa Bolivar -LEBCA INTERNACIONAL INC.
before being scrapped.
Bus to the Airport
Probably an Associated Air Taxi plane
flying over the Fraser River at Sea Island
Sea Island and Richmond,
Sea Island Richmond was at one time
an agricultural area, before the airport moved in.
Hard to believe today.
Township of Richmond
named in 1879, after Richmond, Yorkshire England (see correction below)
It was named by
Mrs. Mary Ann Boyd, nee McColl
b- 1854, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
d- Jan 28, 1952 in Bangor, Northern Ireland, age 97.
daughter of Sergeant William McColl
b- May 24, 1819,
d- June 5, 1865 at Yale BC (June 3 in one record)
buried in Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, BC
member of Columbia Detachment
of British Royal Engineers,
who built the original Cariboo Rd.
He filed for a Pre-emption at Princeton BC.
Lived only 2 years after his discharge from the RE.
Toll collector on the Old Alexandra Bridge when he died.
Mary Ann came to BC as a child,
with her father William, mother, Ann McColl, nee Basely
and sister, Helen McCall,
who was New Westminster's First May Queen.
He had a total of 4 children.
widow Ann Basely re-married George Turner
Ann Turner died Feb 13, 1912
Mary Ann married in Oct 29, 1873, in New Westminster,
husband, Hugh Boyd,
b- 1842 County Down, Ireland
d- 1931 in Belfast, Ireland.
Hugh was the First Reeve in 1880,
In the new Municipality of Richmond BC.
Municipal Hall was their farmhouse.
He owned a 160 acre cattle farm on Sea Island.
Reeve until 1885.
Hugh and his wife returned to England in 1887
His father- James Boyd
Hugh's 3 Children that I know of-
William James Boyd
b- Sept 7, 1874 in BC
married Mary Elizabeth Harte
Francis Mary Boyd
b- Sept 28, 1875 in BC
Alexander Veilyeur Boyd
b- Mar 14, 1877 in BC
correction from Julia Boak
"The municipality was named
Township of Richmond (abbreviated to but NOT named
Richmond). Mary Boyd didn’t name the municipality. She was told,
at the meeting to choose the name, that Richmond referred to her
birth place and she misunderstood. The name Township of Richmond
came from the Township of Richmond Ontario named for the Dukes
of Richmond who took their name from Richmond Yorkshire…"
Feb 1990, Sunset at the airport
photo courtesy Ron Anderson, Terrace
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Sea Island Heritage Society
Sergeant William McColl