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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...
    • 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...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt A

    • Fishes; Fishing; Fishing equipment; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: After trapping boys, we'd go trawling and we'd [beg] 3000 hooks a night, every night, had a thousand peices of bait that went on every night. You had to cut up your own squid and you had to be ready for the next morning, right. So you...
    • 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...
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt A

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: When I was young going to school, when we'd go out, there was no plows... We'd be up so far on the snow that we'd look into people's bedrooms. But now we have no winters now. The plows are out all night long. Give you a headache. We...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt H

    • Houses; Architecture, building and construction; Water Sources;
    • Transcript: In 1974 we didn't have water and sewer services, as we are used to them now... The water was delivered by a truck... and the sewage was picked up with a truck. A different truck... but you could put your buckets of sewage out on the...
    • 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......
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt A

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: We had four people killed... I think it was the 14th of February, 1959. ... About a week or so after that, a friend of mine, Albert Rogers, he lived out there. And the house was covered, and I mean covered with snow. He decided to...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt J

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: We've had [waves] where they've taken out every stage out in the Battery... but we've had 'em where the lighthouse went, and the stageheads went and boats and all the gear went up the harbour... get easterly winds for three or four...
    • 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. ...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt O

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: [We would] climb the hills, play cowboys and Indians, play tiddly, the girls would play hopscotch, play with the allies, marbles, and... ride your hook... or tin cans on your shoes... we always done something. Always climbing the...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt M

    • Buildings; Houses; Landscape;
    • Transcript: ...it is iconic, it's like Peggy's Cove, or Lake Louise, or... The Rockies... we are the picture postcard for the city's promotional packages and for the province's... [pause] but will it be protected? We shall see...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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