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Voices of the Past

Recorded stories about city life and urban activities

 In the following audio recordings, listen to what others remember about
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Provided by the Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS) - preserving family histories in Greater Victoria, BC, Canada

TRUDIE DUXBURY - Living on Tattersall Drive, Victoria BC

TIMEFRAME ~ 1930s and 1940s
LOCATION ~ Victoria, BC, Canada
DURATION ~ 10:04 minutes

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Home of Mac McGill, Tattersal Drive, Victoria, BC, Canada
McGill home on Tattersall Drive, Victoria BC

When Trudie's family moved to Victoria BC in 1930, they first rented a house on Cranmore, and then for a short time on Gorge Road near the bridge and the Japanese Gardens.  But most of her childhood years were spent living in their family home on Tattersall Drive in the High Quadra area of Victoria.

Trudie's memories include many of the neighbouring houses and families including  Miss Chamberlain, the Snapes, the Pollard mansion with a ballroom on the third floor, the Chestnut family, Miss Bailey her first piano teacher, Miss Kitchen on the hill, Miss Wilkinson the photographer, and Major Pearkes who later became the 20th Lieutenant Governor of BC.

And what a thrill it was to get their first car!  Be sure to listen to this delightful audio clip.

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NOTE: This audio clip in 10.04 minutes long and ends abruptly; no content has been lost.


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