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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • A view of the Easter Cove from the Wester Cove

    • Abandoned houses; Architecture, building and construction; Landscape; Towns;
    • On the east side of the wide river mouth, the Easter Cove has at times been quite removed from the Place. In the early years, there were a fair number of houses in the Easter Cove. However in 1962, rafting ice damaged the series of wooden bridges...
    • Aerial view of the shoreline, Flats and Place

    • Houses; Towns;
    • The Place refers to the main cluster of houses west of the River. Since the 1970s, there has been considerable residential development in the Easter Cove (not shown). People living in the Easter Cove will say they are going over to the Place when...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Foxs Knob  the highest point of land

    • Landscape;
    • There are many different types of hills in and around Branch knobs, hommocks, pinnacles, lookouts, knaps - each with their own characteristics and uses. The Foxs Knob is the highest point of land on the west side of St. Marys Bay. Hills are great...
    • Dam on John Englishs Gully

    • Architecture, building and construction;
    • John Englishs Gully was dammed in 1949 to provide the first municipal water supply. Marina Gambin writes her fathers response to her inquiry on Englishs identity, A fellow by the name of John English used to go out there in the summertime and strip...
    • Barnes, John. Shed on the Barnes property 3.

    • Sheds; Outbuildings;
    • Interior shot of the Barnes shed, showing brick walls made from salvaged bricks from a demolished nurses’ residence. The shed is used for storage of tools and other objects. There is a white mantel in the centre of the eastern wall with a white...
    • 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.
    • 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 L

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Lots of nice people... I don't think I've met a bad one yet... I don't think I did. Everyone's polite... foreigners are very very polite. Nobody's nasty anymore, I don't think. Not out around here anyway... They come from all over. ...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N

    • Families; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: There's no children here now. I can count on my one hand, I think, for sure on my two hands, the children that are living on Battery Road under 7 or 8 years... when I was growing up, wow. My age, when I was growing up, there was a...

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