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)