A number of Mission’s female residents discuss how electricity made a difference in their domestic lives. The women remember what it was like to grow up in a homewithout electricity and later to run a household without the benefit of electricity. They also talk about the local electric company, Sandwell Electricity, and the widespread availability of hydro power in the 1960’s.

Title: Mission History – Domestic Life
Box: I
File: 5
Topic: Electricity
Interviewer: Susan Mathieson
Interviee(s): Elsie Jack, Betty Haverson and various participants
Date: October 23 and October 25, 2000
Scope: 2 audio tapes
Length: N/A
Summary: Interviewees discuss how electricity made a difference in everyday lives in the household before 1960’s in the Fraser Valley. The topic focuses on women’s lives as well as their childhood.