Dunster

Feature type: Community
Province: British Columbia
Location: On CNR, S of junction of Fraser and Raush Rivers
Latitude: 53°07’00”
Longitude: 119°50’00”
NTS map: 83E/4
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

Dunster was named by a railway inspector after his home village in Somerset, England. The Dunster post office opened in 1915.

References:

  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • Wheeler, Marilyn. The Robson Valley Story. McBride, B.C.: Robson Valley Story Group, 1979

2 thoughts on “Dunster

  1. Rod McInnes

    My dad, R W McInnes, taught school in North Croydon in 1964-65 school year. We picked up our mail at the Dunster General Store Post Office, across from the Dunster train station. One of the Cochrane boys used to drive us there and onto Croydon to visit Barnett’s.

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  2. Rod McInnes

    In 1964-65, we picked up our mail at the post office at Dunster General Store. My dad was teaching school at North Croydon on the highway to Tete Jayne Cache. At that time Heitala’s ran the store and post office. We really enjoyed visiting there to pickup our mail. When we arrived from Prince George by train , as no road then , the school trustee, Mrs Helen Widdell , picked us up at the Dunster Station to take us to North Croydon school. The school was in a field at the bottom of Langstaff Hill to the north. Tony Molyndyk was the school bus driver then, who lived on a farm in Dunster. The school was not far from Small River. There was a small creek behind the teacherage where we got our water in a pail and also fished.

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