- T0294:0002 - 0003
Part of Imbert Orchard fonds
CALL NUMBER: T0294:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1970?] SUMMARY: These tapes comprise an interview with Ainslie Helmcken and his sister Cecilia Bullen, recorded by Imbert Orchard and Peter Haworth in preparation for writing the script of a CBC radio documentary entitled "The Old Doctor". TRACK 1: Ainslie Helmcken and Cecilia Bullen talk about their memories of the Helmcken family; their grandfather, Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken; their father, Dr. Jim Helmcken; th;eir family home at the corner of Langley and Fort Streets in Victoria and other turn-of-the-century recollections. TRACK 2: Mr. Helmcken and Mrs. Bullen continue with their recollections of their fa;mily and their grandfather. They recall various incidents from the later life of Dr. J.S. Helmcken, including stories and recollections of his home life, personality and political views.
CALL NUMBER: T0294:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1970?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Helmcken and Mrs. Bullen continue with their recollections about their grandfather, his charactor, interests, and personal attributes, and the locaton of his medical office in Bastion Square; they also mention their grandfather's association with the George Richards family, the McTavish family, Mrs. Higgins, Bishop MacDonald, Roderick Finlayson and the Work family. TRACK 2: This tape concludes the interview of Ainslie Helmcken and Cecilia Helmcken Bullen and their discussion about Dr. J.S. Helmcken. They speak about their grandfather's early education; his philosophy, his early; radical views, his travels, his interest in Beacon Hill Park and other developments in Victoria; his relationship with the Bishop Cridge family; and the Indian residents of Victoria.