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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...
    • 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...
    • Jerry OKeefe on O'Keefes Path

    • Landscape;
    • As the trees closer to the Place were cut, paths were required to haul out timber and firewood from further away. Along the first paths, wood was carried out on a horse and slide in the winter. Paths were blazed by individuals but used by all....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 B

    • Families; Fishing;
    • Transcript: The original families out there, when I was growing up... The Reids, the Garlands, the Wellses, the Ritches, the Pearceys, the Prettys, the Edgecombes, The Dawes... they were... the Rogerses... there was a dozen, that's seven or eight...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt F

    • Houses; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...in 1975... the first year I was here, there was a huge storm. Big waves coming in over... chain rock, and smashing into all the wharves. And I was looking out the window, and talking to my sister on the phone, and telling her,...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt E

    • Drying (Food preservation); Fishes; Fishing equipment; Salt-curing;
    • Transcript: You gotta fillet it, wash it, then you got to put it in salt. We had to have the flakes seven or eight days... you wash it out and put it out, right? You wouldn't have to soak it, see? Then you got to put it out and you got to get 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...
    • The Kitchen Sink used for playing cubby

    • Landscape;
    • In from the Big Rock and the Cock O Wee Path, the Rocks of the Wester Cove transition into the Landwash through a stretch of relatively flat bedrock. Here the rock shelves are foundations for imaginary castles, oceanfront rooms and meandering...
    • Boys playing football in the Landwash

    • Entertainment and recreation;
    • The Landwash is a natural playground for the young who play in the sand and waves and explore the bordering tidal pools when the sand is in. Children are brave enough to swim in the less-than-warm North Atlantic waters, but adults can be persuaded...
    • Panoramic View of Branch from the Naked Man - 1965

    • Landscape; Towns;
    • Branch has a rich landscape where the mouth of Branch River opens out into a wide valley along the shoreline of Branch Cove. The Naked Man is the highest point of land in the Easter Cove. The term naked man is the local term for an Irish cairn (or...
    • Panoramic View of Branch from the Naked Man - 2007

    • Landscape;
    • The Hayjers Rock crowns the Wester Cove as it sits at Branch Head. The rugged shoreline bends in toward the Landwash and the Gut where the River channels into the ocean. Across the Gut, the shoreline of the Easter Cove starts on Back of the Beach...
    • A view of the Place from across the River

    • Families; Towns;
    • Oral tradition has it that several years after settling in Branch, Thomas Nash returned to Ireland to perform his Easter duties, there being no priests in the area at the time. On his return, he was joined by two friends, Bill English and Nix...
    • Englishs Gulch flows past meadows on the way to the River

    • Landscape; Livestock; Vegetables;
    • Two Gulches adjacent to the Flats on the east side of the River provide valuable farming land as well as great places for the nature lover to explore. Englishs Gulch, the gulch closer to the ocean, was one of the tracts of land cleared in Branch in...

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