March 16, 2015

The Daily Durning: A Day in the Life of a Postman in 1964

Produced in 1964 for the ‘7 O’Clock Show’, this CBUT (CBC Vancouver) documentary follows a postman through a working day as he delivers mail on his route (South Granville/Fairview). In voice-over, the unnamed postman discusses the details and merits of his job.

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For a view of the single-family, boarding-house character of the South Granville area, check out 3:30.  And for a comment on ‘unauthorized transportation’ and the slopes of Granville Street, go to 7:23.

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  1. So nice to see the Elizabeth Regina -“ER Canada” again on the mail boxes . Royal mail meant service. Something missing with just plain Canada Post. Wallace Young, Victoria BC.