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Audio Interviews with Maillardville Pioneers

10MuniHall1914TThe following audio clips and transcripts are from interviews with Maillardville pioneers, recorded in 1972 as part of the Vancouver Oral History Project.

The interviewer is Cheryl Pierson.


Mrs. Beaudoin Proulx (Recorded March 29, 1972) (Audio Clip 3:40 min.) (Transcript) Remembers early buildings and going to school in Maillardville, circa 1909.

Mrs. Yvonne Paré (Recorded April 12, 1972) (Audio Clip  3:42 min.) (Transcript) Talks about transportation in early Maillardville and New Westminster.

Mr. Hercules Lamoureux (Recorded April 26, 1972) (Audio Clip 1 1:51 min.) (Transcript) (Audio Clip 2 3:58 min.) (Transcript
Segment 1: reminisces about early Maillardville.
Segment 2: describes the development of Maillardville and the early fire department.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hammond (Recorded May 2, 1972) (Audio Clip 3:05 min.) (Transcript) Recall their earliest memories of Maillardville.

Real Player or Windows Media Player are required to listen to audio clips. Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader is required to view transcript excerpts.  

The complete Maillardville interviews are available on compact disc for loan from the Coquitlam Public Library; the transcripts are in the reference collection.  The contents of each are as follows:  

Mrs. Marie Lizee, April 18, 1972, interview #28
2 booklets, 2 compact discs
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral history Project, 1972)
Contents: Life during the Depression era.

Mr. Arthur Laverdure, April 20 and 25, 1972, interview #30
4 booklets, 4 compact discs
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Experiences in early Maillardville as well as during the two World Wars and the Great Depression.

Mr. Hercules Lamoureux, April 26, 1972, interview #50
2 booklets, 2 compact discs
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Early life and customs in Maillardville and working conditions at Fraser Mills in the 1910's.

Mr. Jean-Baptiste (Johnny) Decaire, April 10, 1972, interview #21
1 booklet, 1 compact disc
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Early settlement in Maillardville

Mr. Arthur Coutu, May 9, 1972, interview #65
2 booklets, 2 compact discs
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Accounts of the first strike at Fraser Mills and the working conditions there in those days.

Mr. & Mrs. Leo Hammond, May 2, 1972, interview #54
2 booklets, 2 compact discs
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Early Maillardville, as well as accounts of the first strike at Fraser Mills and the women's role in it.

Mrs. Yvonne Paré, April 12, 1972, interview #18
1 booklet, 1 compact disc
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Growing up in Maillardville.

Mrs. Beaudoin Proulx, March 29, 1972, interview #13
2 booklets, 2 compact discs
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: Experiences in early Maillardville as well as during the two World Wars and the Great Depression.

Mr. Maurice Thomas, March 5, 1972, interview #144
1 compact disc
(Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Oral History Project, 1972)
Contents: A history of the Crown-Zellerbach sawmill.

These recorded interviews are from the British Columbia Archives and are provided for study purposes only. They must not be copied without the permission of the copyright holder.

Digitization of these interviews, in 2004, was made possible through a grant from the Coquitlam-Maillardville Heritage Trust.
 
 
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