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41. Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt C Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt C Families; People; Children; Transcript: There's no children out here now. They're all grown up, and they're not having children like they did, years ago...

42. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N 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 hundred or more, at least, from the two Batteries, from the three Batteries.

43. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt J Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt J Photos (Material Culture); Modeling (physical objects); Transcript: There's a model right there... and pictures on the wall showing flakes as it was in the 50's and 40's and 30's.

44. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt B 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 there. And oh, don't forget the Critches... now the Critches, I fished with them for a long while. Now they didn't live out there... their people were from the Battery, but they didn't, they lived in town... they used to stay out there every summer... I fished with them... for 15 summers...

45. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt K 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.

46. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt L Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt L Fishers; Fishes; Fishing; Transcript: St.John's to Petty Harbour, all around the shoreline. And then from St. John's to Torbay Point. That was the St. John's fishermens' area that they could fish.

47. Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt G Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt G People; Transcript: So now they're all dead. There's not very many left out here now right? There's only about five or six now, right, old people, right?

48. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt G Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt G Personal experience narratives; Transcript: Q - What's your favorite place in the Battery? A - It's all favourite to me...

49. St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt J St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt J Folk music; People; Personal experience narratives; Transcript: One New Year's we decided to have a party... and so... four or five of us got together... and learned seven or eight songs, and played them at our party, and then we played them again... every time we played, more people came up... and offered to join the band... it ended up that we had 23 members... and we did music from the Big Band era... and then we also did old rock and then we did some contemporary songs... quite a varied selection and... in time, we started playing at community benefits... we were an amateur band, and we played for fun, and to raise money for events that we supported...

50. Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt D Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt D Houses; Personal experience narratives; Transcript: Oh, I've had ten and twelve come in here now sometime from the States, and they sat down here and they walk in, have a look out the window and everything and they say, "You've got a million dollar view." And they said, "How much would you sell it for?" And I said now, "I'll tell you something, I don't think you've got enough money to buy this," "I have," I said, "No, you'll never buy this, I said, not when I'm alive."

51. Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt B Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt B Fishers; Fishing; Transcript: Oh yes, I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed fishing. Fishing was my life. I wish I could go back again, but I knows I can't.

52. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt L 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. The States, Europe, they... just about everywhere. Mainly from the island though of course... We have... oh, we must have at least 100 people a day walking back and forth up there. At least. A steady crack of people, every day. Even raining. Even in the rainy weather. In the mornings, you have the joggers going back and forth. 7 o clock. 5, 6, 7 o clock they're jogging or walking back and forth... there was none of that when I was growing up. None of it.

53. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt T 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 for the scenery. But I mean it's only a natural everyday occurence for us. We just took it for granted.

54. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt F Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt F Fishing; Drying (Food preservation); Salt-curing; Transcript: It [fish] was left in salt for about two or three months and then heavy salted, taken out, washed and then put out on what we call flakes and the sun dried it, cured it.

55. St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt H St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt H Houses; Architecture, building and construction; Water Sources; Transcript: In 1974 we didn't have water and sewer services, as we are used to them now... The water was delivered by a truck... and the sewage was picked up with a truck. A different truck... but you could put your buckets of sewage out on the front deck to be removed, although a lot of people had their own systems... basically just pipes going into the harbour. And it wasn't until 1983 that the city took part in a federal program that paid 90% of the costs of putting in the water and sewage... they had to go down... six or eight feet... they were just blasting, blasting, blasting... all through the Battery they blasted. It took ages... They built a wooden bridge around the back of the houses here, because we couldn't walk up the street, so... we had to walk outside, for a period of time. But anyway, after that... since that time, our water is piped in, and our sewage is piped back up the hill and back into the harbour. A very costly circle.

56. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt S Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt S Personal experience narratives; People; Transcript: I'm out to Jack's everyday ... I go out to see how he is. I'm down here all the time. He knows that [if] he has something that I got ... if I got it, he has it and I get a lend of it and we bring it back and forth.

57. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt C Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt C Fishing; Salt-curing; Drying (Food preservation); Transcript: I took my fish and I split it and heavy salted, then I sundried it.

58. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt E Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt E Fishing; Transcript: I just goes out for the five fish you're allowed per day, per person.

59. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt B Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt B Carvings; Transcript: I have this here [speaking of Twine Shop carving] just for sentimental reasons with his brother Robert, who could neither read nor write but he was an excellent carpenter who did all the carvings.

60. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt U Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt U Fishers; Fishing; Transcript: I grew up here. There's not fishermen and there never will be as we knew it years ago. Them days are gone... there's no more fishing.
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