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New book on Oyster Industry

One of the earliest industries in Ladysmith was oysters. “Mom was an Oyster Farmer: A Story from the B.C. Coast” tells of the experiences of Myfanwy Plecas, daughter of Viola Thelma Paton and granddaughter of Pa, Walter Jones, pioneers in the oyster industry in the Ladysmith Harbour. With Shirley Blackstaff and Hilda McDonald, Myfanwy created this book to capture her family story as it related to Ladysmith’s oyster industry. The book is in colour, glossy cover and sells for $25 per copy.

Signed copies will be available at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Welcome Centre, Maritime Museum and Harbour Heritage Centre and Salamander Books.

“I hope you have as much pleasure reading this story as I had remembering it,” says Myfanwy.

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