Feld, Nick oral history interview

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Nick Feld, originally Dutch, is a retired longshoreman, who has lived and worked in NewWestminster since the 1950s. In 1957, Feld was working for a sawmill, but had a neighbour, Johnny Kruger, who was a foreman for Empire Stevedoring Longshore Company. Johnny got Feld interested in becoming a longshoreman. Despite a rough start, he eventually became a registered as a longshoreman and worked on the docks, boats and in the sheds. When work was slow in New Westminster, Feld worked in Vancouver and Squamish and he eventually became a forklift driver. The companies that Feld mentions that he has worked at are Overseas Transport, Pacific Coast Terminals, Fraser Surrey Docks and Brackman-Ker Milling.

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Interview with Nick Feld