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Colonel Victor Spencer family fonds Video With digital objects
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Alaska

Item is an amateur film documenting Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer's vacation in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Film documents mountains, Sam McGee's Cabin in Whitehorse, Y.T. and the Watson Lake Hotel and Watson Lake Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, Y.T. Film also includes footage of Victor Vance Spencer.

All Black game Brockton Point

Item is an amateur film documenting people in formal spring dress, including Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, followed by a rugby match at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The match features the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Brockton Oval Football (Stanley Park)".

Ann, John, Victor at Lytton

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, John Fife, and Elizabeth Ann in the swimming pools at Earlscourt, and Elizabeth Ann on the lawn and playing with ducks. Accompanying note reads "Ann John Victor at Lytton" and "Ann with ducks when she's in her birthday suit".

At the farm

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife Spencer swimming in the pool at Earlscourt, and children with horses.

Barbara's wedding [and other events]

Item is an amateur film documenting various family events, including the wedding of Barbara Spencer to Laurence Norman Bruce in Kelowna, B.C. 28 April 1961. Other events include waterskiing, a helicopter ride over the Lion's Gate Bridge, fishing, and another wedding.

Bowen Island

Item is an amateur film documenting a ferry trip to Bowen Island, a parade, and a flag raising ceremony at the cenotaph in Snug Cove. Film documents Col. Victor Spencer in a uniform, and Elizabeth Ann in front of the monument.

Bride leaving

Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise Spencer's wedding to John Kenneth Newbury on 24 August 1938 at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson Ave. in Vancouver. Film documents the bride and groom recessing and leaving the church.

Bryan Guinness, Choat lodge, baby

Item is an amateur film documenting the Second Narrows Bridge, showing the vertical lift span, a group travelling by boat, and men (including Col. Victor Spencer and possibly Bryan Guinness) looking at cars and boarding a train. Film also documents Isabell Louise and Gertrude Spencer with Elizabeth Ann, approximately one year of age.

Dog Creek round-up

Item is an amateur film documenting roping, tying down, and branding cattle. Film documents men on horseback rounding up cattle, and briefly shows Col. Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children John Fife and Elizabeth Ann. Accompanying note reads, "Dog Creek Round Up Cattle mostly brand[ing]". Note is ripped.

Dolly Varden Mine 2

Item is an amateur film documenting Mount Dolly Varden and men hiking in the forest, a picnic with competitions including races and tug-of-war, and children playing on a beach.

Earlscourt in color

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children and friends playing on the lawn of the family ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film also documents family and workers cleaning the swimming pool. Accompanying note reads, "Earlscourt in color - good 1937".

Empress of Scotland Branksome trip

Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise Spencer and her grandmother, Isabell Winch boarding a train, and departing aboard a ship from King Edward Pier in Montreal. Film documents women and Col. Victor Spencer aboard the ship. Accompanying notes read, "Empress of Scotland Branksome trip. 1st half rewound" and "Leaving Van and Montreal - Musee Station practice (?) with such Mrs. Rupa (?) Pirce Turner Smith, Sorenson etc. Belle Isle".

Family winter at Aberthau

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding in a rowboat and the family playing in the snow and sledding near the family home at 1750 Trimble Street. The film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and their children Isabell Louise, Barbara, Diana, Victor Vance, and John Fife. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Family winter at Aberthau- John-Baby".

Farm winter

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana and Barbara Spencer pulling their brother John Fife on a sled in the snow at the Earlscourt ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film also shows children ice skating.

Hunting

Item is an amateur film documenting a group, including Victor Vance Spencer and his wife, Peggy, shooting skeet, hunting birds, and fishing. Film also documents a cattle drive and pigs.

Ile de France

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding on the ocean liner "Empress of France". Film documents men loading cargo, including automobiles. Film includes footage of Barbara and Diana Spencer.

John and Victor

Item is an amateur film documenting Colonel Victor Spencer and children Isabell Louise, Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, John Fife, and possibly Trudean riding bicycles around the grounds of Aberthau. Later footage documents John and Victor Vance Spencer in the Aberthau gardens. A handwritten note in the film box reads "John + Victor. Little guys".

London and Trooping the Colours

Item is an amateur film documenting London streets, automobiles, and buses, and Gertrude Spencer visiting a family in their home. The film also documents the ceremony of Trooping the Colour, filmed from the crowd across from Admiralty House (?) in London.

Lytton

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children in the swimming pools and on the grounds of Earlscourt ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife.

Mrs. Spencer Paris, Grenoble, Annecy

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer's trip to France with her daughters, Barbara and Diana. Film documents the children playing in a field, as well as mountains, swimming and diving in a lake, and sightseeing by car in Grenoble.

Mrs. Spencer [United Kingdom vacation]

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer with daughters Barbara, Diana, Trudean (?), and other girls, visiting Cornwall, London, and other locations in England. Film documents the group visiting the seashore, and landmarks including the Keigwin Arms in Mousehole and several churches.

Mrs. Spencer school

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting a girls' school, likely Branksome Hall in Toronto. Film documents Gertrude Spencer socializing with groups of students, as well as students engaging in various activities, including tennis and horseback riding.

On board home

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, and John Fife Spencer wearing life jackets on the deck of a ship, with Gertrude Spencer seated nearby. The film also documents members of the Spencer family playing badminton on the ship.

Our trip on the Deerleap

Item is an amateur film documenting a yacht, likely the Deerleap, Col, Victor Spencer's yacht. Film documents people in rowboats, and a seaplane taking off and landing in Coal Harbour. Film includes footage of Elizabeth Ann Spencer. Accompanying note reads, "Deerleap trip July 1936 good".

Parade

Item is an amateur film documenting a Vancouver Golden Jubilee Parade. Film documents floats including the Electrical Contractors, Tyees Grouse Mountain, the Japanese-Canadian Citizens' League, Seaport Crown Fish Co., Ltd., Grace Hospital, Hodgson Lumber Company, Fraser River Sockeye, the Vancouver Rowing Club, and a float reading "Good citizenship and British ideals built Vancouver".

Paris

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family travelling to and within France by train and by boat. Film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Diana, and Barbara.

Peggy + baby + house + garden

Item is an amateur film documenting 2995 Roseberry Ave, West Vancouver, the home and garden of Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer. Film documents a baby, likely Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer's daughter Janice Elvin, born 10 March 1952.

Picnic at 1255 [Comox]

Item is an amateur film documenting people on horseback, including a girl who may be Trudean Spencer. The setting may be the home of R.V. Winch at 1255 Comox St., Vancouver. The film also documents people arriving at a train station.

Ranch house party [and] farm weekend

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude, Isabell Louise, Victor Vance, and John Fife Spencer at the Earlscourt ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film documents family members playing tennis, performing yard work, and swimming in a swimming pool.

Regatta Rowing Club July 1st 1936

Item is an amateur film documenting a parade on W. Georgia Street heading west past McDermott Motors Ltd. at 1200 W. Georgia Street, toward Stanley Park. Film documents crowds around houses in the West End, men rowing in Coal Harbour, and the Denman Arena.

Spencer family on Deer Leap

Item is an amateur film documenting people on a dock, in rowboats, and fishing. Film documents Elizabeth Ann getting off a yacht, likely the Deerleap, and Elizabeth Ann, Col. Victor , and Gertrude Spencer standing on a dock. Accompanying note reads, "Family (Spencer) on Deerleap - about 34".

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats and costumed marchers, and crowds watching the parade as it moves south on Dunsmuir Street past the Hotel Dunsmuir at 502 Dunsmuir Street.

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats with fairy tale and storybook themes, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

Uncle Charlie [and] baby

Item is an amateur film documenting children sledding, likely Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife Spencer. Film also documents women sunbathing , the gardens at Aberthau (?), and Elizabeth Ann on the lawn at Aberthau with a man, likely Gertrude Spencer's brother, Charles Winch.

[Children]

Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer.

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