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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Boats and fishing gear on Henrys Beach

    • Boats; Families; Fishing equipment; Fishing boats; Landscape; Salt-curing; Architecture, building and construction;
    • Henrys Beach is the point of land separating the Pond from the Gut. This area was traditionally owned by the Roche's who built fishing stages here after marriage into the Nash family. The land was also used to dry fish during the salt cod fishery....
    • Contraption used to get drinking water from Kerrys Spout

    • Water Springs
    • Kerrys Spout is a cold water spring located along the east shoreline beyond the Back of the Beach. Oral tradition has it that a British man named Kingspear moved to Branch at the same time as Thomas Nash and settled in the Easter Cove. Little is...
    • Pool at the End of Stevies Road

    • Landscape;
    • River pools provide swimming areas for the young and young-hearted. The Pool at the End of Stevies Road is the most popular swimming area today. Stevies Road is named for Stephen Nash who served in the Royal Navy and cleared land in the area after...
    • Pismire Gully creates a waterfall near the Splink

    • Landscape; Livestock;
    • The Pismire Gully creates a waterfall on the cliff face close to the Splink. This gully was named for the abundance of ants (pismires) around its banks. Before it reaches the cliff face, the Pismire Gully provides convenient drinking water for...
    • Children cresting Jimmys Hill on tricycles

    • Families; Towns;
    • Over the Road is bounded by Jimmys Hill, named for James Roche (1904 - 1970). Campbells and ORourkes live at the base of Jimmys Hill. Mick ORourke- the first ORourke in Branch arrived around 1845 from Mall Bay, St. Marys Bay and married a Nash....
    • Quilter at "Craft Night".

    • Quilts; Folk art; Textiles;
    • A quilter named Sis displays a quilt she has made. Photographed at a weekly event called "Craft Night", held by the O'Connor 50+ club of Witless Bay and Bay Bulls.
    • Stone Family House

    • Houses;
    • This house is located on Nice Lane. It is about 100 years old, and was once owned by a man named Roland Clarke. Roland Clarke was Bill Lamswood's grandfather. It is now owned by the Stone family.
    • Frank Brophy's Root Cellar

    • Outbuildings; Root cellars;
    • This is a photo of Frank Brophy's root cellar, located at 49 Beachy Cove Road. It was built around the mid 1800's by a man named John Lamey. There is a structure on top that used to be a workshop but is now simply used as storage.
    • Frank Brophy's Barn

    • Outbuildings; Barns
    • This is a photo of Frank Brophy's barn, located at 49 Beachy Cove Road. It was built around the mid 1800's by a man named John Lamey. It has since been renovated, and is mostly used for storage now.
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Edna and Edgar Spurrell's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior photograph of Edna and Edgar Spurrell's house which is located at 1 Lamswood Lane. The house was built between 1935 and 1938 by a carpenter named Reg Squires. The windows and doors have been replaced, and a patio has been added...

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