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    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells, Full Interview

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcription in progress...
      Transcript of sections of Interview with Jack Wells in his Twine Store on Oct. 14, 2006 (see CD for full interview)
      3:57-4:02: "Down on the wharves then, filling boxes of fish gutting the fish, splitting the...
    • MUNFLA Finding Aid, Bay Roberts, NL

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    • This is a finding aid of materials found in the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA) relating to Bay Roberts and surrounding areas. This finding aid relates to Bay Roberts and the surrounding areas of French’s...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt E

    • Drying (Food preservation); Fishes; Fishing equipment; Salt-curing;
    • Transcript: You gotta fillet it, wash it, then you got to put it in salt. We had to have the flakes seven or eight days... you wash it out and put it out, right? You wouldn't have to soak it, see? Then you got to put it out and you got to get the...
    • The Splink juts out from the cliff

    • Landscape;
    • The Splink is a rock vein that juts out of the cliff around the Pismire Gully waterfall, creating a small, private cove. Marina Gambin writes, My great-Aunt Aggie (Mooney) Singleton, St. Josephs, was almost 100 years old when she died. She told me...
    • The Cock O Wee Path meanders up a grassy slope

    • Landscape;
    • The outer cliffs of the Wester Cove give way to grassy slopes, some of which are easily scalable. The Cock O Wee Path meanders up and down such a slope just up from the Big Rock. Marina Gambin writes, This narrow path in the Wester Cove led down to...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt E

    • Buildings; Houses; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...Ray Rich, the fisherman who lived here before me... he had been using that [the living room] as his fishing shed. So it was full of nets and old motors and nuts and bolts... and the building actually was... the living room section...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt G

    • Fishers; Fishing; Drying (Food preservation); Salt-curing;
    • Transcript: Well, my mother was involved in the drying. That was their job. The women had to spread the fish 'cause the men were off catching the fish in the cod traps, and bringing it in. But the women, they had to come down on a fine day and...
    • Johnstone, Bonnie.

    • Felting; Towns;
    • The first half of the interview Bonnie Johnstone discusses the art of felting, how she became involved with it, and the various processes of felting. The second half of the interview Bonnie discusses the Heritage Commitee in Witless Bay, her role...
    • Inland view of the Flats

    • Landscape; Vegetables; Livestock;
    • The Flats provide a considerable tract of agricultural land in Branch. Suitable for growing vegetables and a source of hay, the Flats also provide livestock pasturage.
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt B

    • Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...the hotel they were fighting about up there. Why not? Progress.. those that are fighting about it are not Newfoundlanders. And they're not near the hotel. Sure, go ahead, do what you wants to do with it... Give people work......
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt F

    • Buildings; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...that was a farm when we were... when we were a'courting each other... She was born right behind it, born right behind it. Ya, that was a farm... we used to walk up, up through the fields... we used to go up there in the, in the fall...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt C

    • People; Personal experience narratives; Landscape;
    • Transcript: ...when I am in my garden, and out on the deck and so on, it's not open to the hundreds and hundreds of people that walk down the street, so in that way it is private... But when I talk about exposed, I'm not talking about exposed to...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt S

    • Personal experience narratives; People;
    • Transcript: I'm out to Jack's everyday ... I go out to see how he is. I'm down here all the time. He knows that [if] he has something that I got ... if I got it, he has it and I get a lend of it and we bring it back and forth.
    • John and Val Quinton's Root Cellar

    • Outbuildings; Root cellars;
    • This is an exterior shot of John and Val Quinton's root cellar located at 81 Beachy Cove Road. In the past it had a workshop on top that was used by the Hanlon family. It is somewhat decrepit but John has plans to rebuild it so that he can use it...
    • Aunt Bridget Somerton's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of a house that once belonged to a woman named Bridget Somerton. It is located at the top of Harding's Hill and was the first house to be built on this street. It is over 150 years old. It used to be the rectory for the St....
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt F

    • Fishes; Fishing;
    • Transcript: We were never allowed out there [as children]... so dangerous... we used to go down and get a fish, y' know? Ten cents for a fish... Beauties... and it was right fresh. And now you got to pay for it. It's not the same...

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