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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...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt Q

    • Families; Photos (Material Culture);
    • Transcript: There's only about four or five original families out here now. I only got this for sentimental reasons. I'm retired ... I only just come out and spend a day out here and any body that comes in ... I say yes, you can come in and see the...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt T

    • Families; Houses;
    • Transcript: It's only my memories out here now, that's all. There's only about five families out here now of about twenty families. All the rest of their children sold all the houses and moved ... 'cause there's nothing out here. People buy this...
    • Aerial photo of the Gut today

    • Bays; Cod fishing; Commercial fishing; Fishing; Towns;
    • The Gut has seen many changes over the generations with changing fishing methods and technology, as well as declining cod stocks in recent years. Today at the Gut, modern longliners moor in the Pond while a dormant fish processing plant sits next...
    • A view from the Hill

    • Families; Houses; Towns; Weddings;
    • In the early-1800s, Nix Power married one of Thomas Nashs daughters and the Powers settled on the Hill above the Gut and Square. In the mid-1850s, another family of Powers arrived and settled on the Hill. Patrick Mooney (b. 1816) the first Mooney...
    • View of Out the Road

    • Landscape; Families; Entertainment and recreation;
    • Passing Jimmys Hill moving inland, you are no longer Over the Road, you are Out the Road. This area of Branch is settled mostly by recent generations and there is more variety in family names. From the mid-1960s until the late-1980s, Out the Road...
    • Relaxing by the Plot monument

    • Churches; Religion;
    • The Catholic religion has played a central role in the lives of Branch residents. The Plot marks the site of the first Church in Branch, built in 1848 at the Gut. The third and current church was built in 1983 and overlooks the Place from Peters...
    • 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.
    • 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 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......
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt C

    • Personal experience narratives; Population change;
    • Transcript: Everybody helped each other. I must say that. It was great spot to live boy, it was. So much changing, y aknow. There's only a few of us here now.
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt K

    • Commercial fishing; Fishing; Fishers; Fishes;
    • Transcript: That was your livelihood then. That's what you did to make your living. But nowadays it's not. You're only out there for five fish a day. We used to bring in thirty thousand pound a fish a day, in one load.

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