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  • : The Battery (and)
  • Date: 2007-03-15 (and)
  • Topic: people
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    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt K

    • Families; People; Population change;
    • Transcript: ... [change in the Battery] did predate the close of the fishery too, because the children of the fishermen in the Battery had been leaving the Battery before the moratorium... it just accelerated it rapidly... in the Battery and...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt B

    • Houses; Personal experience narratives; People;
    • Transcript: ...what's important to me about living in the Battery is ... being on the water, and seeing the changes in the weather, and the, y'know, expansive, the expansiveness of the view. I can see right out over the ocean, and I can see way...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt C

    • Houses; People;
    • Transcript: They're here now... about... about 10-15 years ago... the big house on the fort, the great big one up there... Greg Kendall owned it, and he sold it... that was the first house that was sold on the Battery to strangers, as far as I can...
    • 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...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N

    • Families; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: There's no children here now. I can count on my one hand, I think, for sure on my two hands, the children that are living on Battery Road under 7 or 8 years... when I was growing up, wow. My age, when I was growing up, there was a...
    • 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......
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt D

    • Buildings; People;
    • Transcript: Years ago, my father used to keep his car down there. They had a dance hall... down in the square, but its tore down now... My mother and them used to go down there when they were younger, right? When they'd get us into bed, they'd go...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt H

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: We moved one time, we moved over to 25 Gower Street. And that's just right there, I can see the house from here. And after three or four months we were too far west and had to come east again. That's a fact... I never thought of......
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt K

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: E - Right on the top of the hill. Paddy Wadden, used to have a jukebox in there... all the Portuguese, and all the girls and all the fellas get up there and dance... up there an' Paddy Wadden'd have the jukebox going... used to have a...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt L

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Lots of nice people... I don't think I've met a bad one yet... I don't think I did. Everyone's polite... foreigners are very very polite. Nobody's nasty anymore, I don't think. Not out around here anyway... They come from all over. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt J

    • Folk music; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: One New Year's we decided to have a party... and so... four or five of us got together... and learned seven or eight songs, and played them at our party, and then we played them again... every time we played, more people came up... and...

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