Linesman and leading hand Len Gosper started work in the electricity industry in 1955, some 18 months after leaving school. He remembers camping out with work crews as they built lines to small hamlets like Yarrabandi and Bumberry Hills:
"We lived on bully beef and camp pie and that type of stuff, baked beans and things that kept easy. Oh, in the first, the first part of my career with Central West County Council, I suppose I'd spend up to nine months of the year just away from home. And, we'd just, some weekends we'd work one weekend, and come home the following weekend, so were we were actually out for a fortnight at a time, at different times."