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Gwen Abram
   Lansdowne Park
Mrs. Lorraine Ansell
   Sunshine Coast
Mr. Warren Allan

   Selma Park Store
Mr. and Mrs. Atlee
   Harry and Jessie Irvine
Mr. Brian Blackwell
Audrey Broughton
   Sechelt Meat Lockers
Caple family
   Redrooffs Resort
Richard (Dick) Clayton
   Clayton family, early Sechelt

Mr. Alan Crane
   Music and Recital Society
Mr. Cavin Crawford
   Crawford home
District of Sechelt
Friends of the Library
   Sechelt Library
Mr, Nick Gilbert
   Whitaker family, various
Mrs. May Gillis
   Redrooffs Resort
Mrs. Joan Graham
   Rockwood Lodge
Mrs. Patricia Hilton
   Redrooffs, Cooper's Green
Mrs. Joyce Hubbs
   Selma Park Store
Mr. Philip (Pete) Jackson
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Ms. Caroline Keeley
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Mr. and Mrs. Kohuch
   Gilmore brothers
Mrs. Joyce Kolibas
   Sechelt General Store
Eddie and Gladys Le Warne
   Trading Post, Davis Bay
Mr. Gary Little
   Early postcards
Mrs. Diana Lofstrom
   Sechelt Library Board
Mrs. Faye McCourt
   McCourt family, various
Mrs. Barbara Moffett
Ms. Donna Nelson
   Clowhom Falls
Mr. Kendall Parr Pearson
Mr. John Pirie
  Hopkin's Landing, Pender Harbour
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
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Mr. Philip Sawkins
   Sitka Spruce Lumber, Picnic
Sechelt Community Archivist
   Wakefield Inn
Sechelt Garden Club
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Sechelt Public Library
   Library events, Peninsula Times newspaper
Senior Citizen's Ass'n (Sechelt)
   Events, members
Mrs. June Shepherd
   Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel
Mrs. Billie Steele
   Hacketts, Rockwood Lodge
Mr. Charles Stephens and
Mr. Robert D'Arcy

   Sandy Hook community
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Mrs. Bea Swanson
   Swanson Redi-Mix, events
Ms. Val Swanson

Mrs. Sue Thompson

   Wilson Creek baseball
Mrs. Betty Twigg
   Mrs. Alice French
University Women
   Members, events
The Rev. Kenneth Walker
   George Walker
Mrs. Jean Whittaker
   Shorncliffe Intermediate Care
Mrs. Frances Yordan
   Hunt family, Sargeant Bay


Richard (Dick) Clayton Collection -- Clayton family, early Sechelt, Page 3

The photographs are of the Clayton and Whitaker families, Cowrie Street, Trail Bay and early Sechelt buildings. Richard (Dick) Clayton is the son of Edric Clayton who came to Sechelt shortly after WW1 to work for his cousin Herbert Whitaker in his general store and later for the Union Steamship Company in its store. Edric opened his own general store on Cowrie Street in 1950, then a larger one further east in 1956, and finally the family opened Clayton's Heritage Market in the family's Trail Bay Mall. The store is still a family run business.

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Cowrie Street, Sechelt in winter after 1936, as Rockwood Lodge, built in 1936, can be seen at the end of the street and electricity had come to Sechelt by 1937.

Photo courtesy Richard Clayton


Furnishings rescued from Herbert Whitaker's first hotel on Trail Bay beach the morning after the hotel burned down in June 1914.

Photo courtesy Richard Clayton


The Whitaker family home above Trail Bay beach, Sechelt was built in 1905-1906. It became Sechelt Inn after the Union Steamship Company purchased Herbert Whitaker's businesses in 1926. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1963 and completely removed in 1964. The Driftwood Inn stands today on the site.

Photo courtesy Richard Clayton


The Union Steamship vessel S.S. Capilano sets sail to or from Sechelt.

Photo courtesy Richard Clayton


Three totem poles erected by the Union Steamship Company in the mid to late 1920s on Trail Bay, Sechelt.

Photo courtesy Richard Clayton



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