Welcome to the Bamberton Historical Society
THE GOOD OLD DAZE ARE HERE AGAIN
July 20, 27
Aug. 10, 17 (not Aug 03)
All Bus Tours 12:00, 01:30, 03:00
SEE DOZENS OF
PEOPLE FROM THE PAST
A GLIMPSE OF HISTORY
MILL BAY MALL
OVER 50 HANDCRAFTED FIGURES
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Bamberton Bound Part I / INTODUCTION
Bamberton Bound Part II / MS. TROWSSE
Bamberton Bound Part III / CEMENT
Bamberton Bound Part IV / GARDENS
Bamberton Bound Part V / WINTER
A new movie called
Bamberton Bound, anecdotal tales of boys and girls growing up post-war in the Bamberton village, makes for entertaining history. They reflect a shared yet singular growing-up experience…unimaginable in this day and age.
Hear the stories--from the ordinary to the remarkable--as recollected by several of the sons and daughters of the cement manufacturing workers who grew up amongst the 27 family homes of this self-contained, company town.
Nestled on a steep slope of the Malahat mountain and overlooking the Saanich (once Todd) Inlet, the town that was their home is now but a ghost town.
But these Bamberton memories serve to conjure some sense of what it was to grow up as part of a tight, isolated community complete with a one-room schoolhouse, the best-ever Santa, and the most daring winter sled-run to be found on South Vancouver Island.
Illustrated in part with creative animation, as produced by graduates from the Animation Program at the Victoria College of Art (VCA), this short production was funded by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program.