Clayton, Geoff oral history interview

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Born in 1935, Geoff Clayton completed a five-year apprenticeship as a machinist at Webb & Gifford Ltd.. As part of this training, he took classes at Vancouver Vocational School and spent time blacksmithing. After he left Webb & Gifford, Clayton returned to school for marine engineering and power engineering, working on a few ships before settling into a 25-year career with BC Hydro. Clayton considers himself an environmentalist and discusses the environmental damage to the Fraser River he witnessed during his time with Webb & Gifford. He also discusses zoot suiters, hobos, and religious holy rollers in New Westminster and Port Coquitlam in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
Interview with Geoff Clayton
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