Fonds 2008.18 - Errol Berry fonds

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Errol Berry fonds

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CA CPA 2008.18

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  • 1944 to 2008 (Creation)

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One (1) DVD recording in jewel case : 12.5 x 14 cm

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Errol Berry came to Carberry from Reston, MB, with his wife in 1944 and bought Dick's Hardware at 29 Main Street from Mr. R. Wilkie. They operated Berry's Hardware and later had a laundromat, sold bedding plants, and repaired windows. In 1960, Mr. Berry became the Carberry Motor Vehicle Autopac agent, and in 1973 the Greyhound Bus Lines agent. Mrs. Berry worked at the potato processing plant for 22 years. The family lived above the store while they operated it. In 1976, they sold the building to Harold Calvert and moved into a house on north Main Street. In 1959, Mr. Berry was commissioned by the provincial Department of Education to set up the Beautiful Plains School Division. He was also a provincial Returning officer for many years, traveling around the area to set up polls and record voting. Mr. Berry has three daughters: Shirley, Lynne and Sheila, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild as at this writing.

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This DVD was created at the request of the Carberry Plains Archives by WCG-tv, Carberry, for their records.

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Fonds consists of one DVD on which the interview done in October, 2008 was recorded. In the interview, Mr. Berry relates his own and his father's history in Reston, MB, and his own experiences in Carberry, MB, including references to tournament baseball in the 1940s with the Carberry team and some of the players and executive, the presence of the RAF and the Canadian Air Force training schools that still existed in Carberry when he arrived, the origin of Spruce Woods Provincial Park, and the building of roads from Carberry to the Trans Canada Highway and to Glenboro.

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Copyright for this DVD belongs to WCG-tv Carberry; Permission for use of the material in the DVD must be obtained from WCG-tv in writing.

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