Interview: Julie-Anne Tremblay and Gabriel Laprade
Post-production: Gabriel Laprade
In this video clip, Léopold Hamel sits in front of a white wall recalling how impressed he was with the Papin Manufacture when he was young.
Joseph Papin, it’s the factory where they built public housing, the public housing over there. It was Joseph Papin’s. Some beautiful pictures came out of that factory. It was a really beautiful factory, by the way. Was majestic, with a water tank. Wow, it was really something for a young’un. There was an elevator. There was this big cable and you’d swing the cable and then it would go up. So then it wouldn’t stop at the floor there. You had to swing your cable so it would land on the right one, because we’d cart either boxes or lots that were in racks with wheels. So, you had to unload them from the elevator, you know. It didn’t take any real skill. The thing was though, you know, it was pretty special.