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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...
    • 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...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt K

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: E - Right on the top of the hill. Paddy Wadden, used to have a jukebox in there... all the Portuguese, and all the girls and all the fellas get up there and dance... up there an' Paddy Wadden'd have the jukebox going... used to have a...
    • 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 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 D

    • Fishers; Fishing; Families;
    • Transcript: Well, I grew up a boy in the fishery when Dad... and his brothers fished together from right up through, when I was big enough (8 or 9 years old) right up to when he died... couple years after that my uncle sold it all off and we gave...
    • 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......
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt E

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: All the neighbours were alike right? ... They'd run in and out getting a cup of tea or coffee... y' know? Your neighbours would come in. Now there's none of that, no. There's none of that now.
    • 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 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......
    • 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 G

    • Architecture, building and construction;
    • Transcript: ...in my time in the Battery... every couple of years there'd be a storm with seas rough enough to take out one wharf... you know, you'd get up in the morning and check, which wharf is gone... and you could see the debris floating in...
    • 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...

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