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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Salmon Fishing on the River

    • Fishing; Landscape;
    • There are many salmon holes on the River from the headwaters down to the Place. These include the Reefs, the Feeders, the Buckets, the Falls, the Strouters, Mortuary Place, Salmon Hole, Darby Bow, and Otter Rub. There are other favourite fishing...
    • Waterfall at the base of the Green Gulch

    • Landscape;
    • Above the cliffs halfway out the Wester Cove, two forested hills descend and join to create the Green Gulch. The gully water cascades down the cliff face, creating an intimate waterfall far away - it seems - from everything else.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt D

    • Houses; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Oh, I've had ten and twelve come in here now sometime from the States, and they sat down here and they walk in, have a look out the window and everything and they say, "You've got a million dollar view." And they said, "How much would...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt R

    • Families; Houses; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Yes... if you had something [somebody else wanted or] you wanted ... and the next door neighbor got a lend of it and brought it back. Everybody was "aunt" this or "uncle" that. When I was a boy and grew up everybody's door was open you...
    • 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.

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