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Clayburn Schoolhouse

14 December 2008

Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia Society

Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia Society

Eighty-six-year-old Cyril Holbrow grew up in Clayburn, a picturesque village just outside of Abbotsford where he still lives today. He’s pleased about the recent restoration and refurbishment of the Clayburn Schoolhouse – the schoolhouse he attended when he was a boy in the late 1920s.

Thanks to the foresight of the Clayburn Village Community Society, who bought the building in 1991, and the Heritage Legacy Fund – an agency endowment fund administered by Vancouver Foundation – the old schoolhouse has been lovingly restored.

This restoration project has been about more than just conserving one heritage building; it’s about a special community and the volunteers who’ve worked hard to preserve it and their way of life in the midst of growth and urban encroachment.

(Originally aired: 2008)

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October 21, 2010

According to my FTM Program I am related to Cyril Holbrow as the “grand nephew of the wife of the father”, that is ,Cyril’s father was Charles Holbrow whose first marriage was to Isabel Cooper my grand aunt. Would it be possible to have a copy of the video clip of Cyril Holbrow speaking about Clayburn Schoolhouse which I would like to include in my video media in my FTM Program?

Peter, Sydney

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