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    • Interview with Edgar and Edna Spurrell

    • Buildings; Houses; People; Towns; Outbuildings; Sheds; Churches;
    • Edgar discusses personal information; history of the house; older houses in the area; the blacksmith shop; Boyde Hiscock's house; sheds; Bill Lamswood's house; supernatural experiences; Eli Clarke; the sawmill; the SUF Hall; St. Philip's school;...
    • Easter Cove Hill

    • Architecture, building and construction;
    • The road on the Easter Cove Hill is part of Route 92 locally known as North Harbour Road. Route 92 connects Branch with communities at the head of St. Marys Bay and was completed in 1975. Route 100 which meets Route 92 in the Place, connects...
    • Early all-grade school in Branch

    • Buildings;
    • The early schools in Branch were located in peoples houses. By the early-1900s, this large schoolhouse - across from the location of the current church - was the centre of education for many Branch children.
    • St Agatha's School

    • Buildings;
    • This was once a school called St. Agatha's school and is located on Old Broad Cove Road. It was built in 1949, and went from kindergarten to grade eight. Kids would then go to St. Philip's high school if they were not too far away to walk. This...
    • St. Philip's School

    • Buildings;
    • This is the remains of the school known as St. Philip's school which is located on the corner of Thorpes Road and Belbin Road. Some locals referred to it as the high school because it went from grades nine-eleven. This school was at least a hundred...
    • The King's Room/ The French Room

    • Buildings;
    • This is the oldest building that can be found in Portugal Cove- St. Philip's. It was built around 1790. It once belonged to a man named Dick Tucker. The small structure earned its nickname through the story that D'Iberville and his men camped on...
    • St. Philip's Government Wharf

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    • This is a photograph of the government wharf in St. Philip's. It was built in 1902 and is open for public use. In the past it would have been surrounded by fishing stages. There was also an ice house nearby that was built in 1920 which was used to...
    • Jim Tucker's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior shot of Jim Tucker's house which is located on Old Broad Cove Road. This house was built by Edna Spurrell's grandparents and was where she grew up. It was later sold to Jim Tucker who now resides there with his wife. This house...
    • Old Church Antique Shop

    • Buildings; Churches; Shops
    • This is an exterior photograph of what used to be the St. Lawrence Anglican Church which was built in 1920. It is now an antique shop which is filled with all kinds of interesting items.
    • Twenty Mile Pond Battery

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    • This is a fortification that was built around 1780 on the eastern edge of Windsor Lake, which used to be called Twenty Mile Pond because of its size. It was built as a part of the outer ring of St. John's defenses.
    • 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....
    • Aunt Sally's Path

    • Pathways
    • This path is on Thorpes Road behind a house that once belonged to Sally Harvey. The path is called Aunt Sally's path because it was on Sally's property and she often walked it. A root cellar can be seen along the way, and as you walk it you have an...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt A

    • Folk art; Photos (Material Culture); Personal experience narratives;
    • Topic: Isabella describes the pictures she took as part of the Battery Exhibit for The Rooms.Partial Transcript: ...walking out the trail to see the ocean ... an important part of being here is the access to that National Park and the wild area...

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