Images of people, communities and events of bygone years are few and far between, making them all the more precious today as we strive to instill a sense of history in our youth and the generations to come. Many of our loyal readers have recognized this need and have submitted old photographs to Downhome magazine from their personal collections. Scroll through to see these images for yourself and take a walk down memory lane.
Class Photo - Aberdeen, 1945
Poppy Jack Clarke - 5th man, second row down. Served overseas. This photo came from a book Mr. Tom Curran wrote. I would like to ask if anyone knows the rest of these people. I know most of them are probably dead now, but their children might recognize them.
The book is called They Also Served by Tom Curran - The Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit 1939-1946.
Helen Clarke Hearts Desire, NL
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Where we grew up
In your July issue, it was nice to see the lighthouse where our family grew up (16 of us - eight boys eight girls). My grandfather built it. His name was Damase Beaudoin, from Montmagny Quebec. He took his family of six ... click to read moreIn your July issue, it was nice to see the lighthouse where our family grew up (16 of us - eight boys eight girls). My grandfather built it. His name was Damase Beaudoin, from Montmagny Quebec. He took his family of six children to Newfoundland after receiving a contract from the Government of Canada in early 1900. Construction started in 1904 and the lighthouse went into operation around 1912. Damase was lightkeeper until 1925. He then turned the duty to my father, Aime Guy Beaudoin (who passed away in 1953.) Then my brother Edmond took over. Jerome (another brother) was hired as his assistant until late 1970, when Edmond was transferred to another station. Jerome became the last lighthouse keeper until it was upgraded to automation. It is now a coastguard weather station. But all of us in the Beaudoin family love to visit the grounds that bring back so many lovely memories. ... Hide full submission
Aime Beaudoin Laval
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Taken in August 1947. I was a guest of NFPA and Bowaters and we were given a tour of the above battleship. She was anchored in the Bay of Islands not far from Corner Brook. (I guess too large for dockage in ... click to read moreTaken in August 1947. I was a guest of NFPA and Bowaters and we were given a tour of the above battleship. She was anchored in the Bay of Islands not far from Corner Brook. (I guess too large for dockage in Corner Brook.) I believe she was the HMS Sheffield, which was involved in the sinking of the Bismark, later sold to Argentina and sunk during the Falklands War. I do not know what she was doing in Newfoundland at the time. (Maybe a courtesy visit since Newfoundland at that time was a British colony.) I would appreciate any information you or your subscribers can provide. ... Hide full submission
Gerald Boyd Calgary, AB
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R.C. Academy, Carbonear (early 1940s)
A photograph taken in the early 1940s of schoolboys of the R.C. Academy in Carbonear. Any help your readers could provide in identifying the two unknown students would be appreciated. I can be contacted at email@example.com or (709) 753-9545.
Front row (l-r): Paul Withers, Unknown, Peter Withers
Middle row: Emmett Finn
Back row (l-r): Unknown, Gerard Finn, Bill Keough
Peter Withers St. John's, NL
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Trawl for Hall
My father, Edmund Moss of Open Hall, getting a "trawl" ready for fishing. Picture taken in early 1960s.
Bride Mouland Gander, NL
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Long, long ago!
This picture was taken in front of George Mcdonald's house at 10 Circular Rd in Grand Falls, NL where he and my mother raised 11 kids. This picture is of my mother, Anne Mcdonald (Etheridge); she is leaning on my Uncle Ray's ... click to read moreThis picture was taken in front of George Mcdonald's house at 10 Circular Rd in Grand Falls, NL where he and my mother raised 11 kids. This picture is of my mother, Anne Mcdonald (Etheridge); she is leaning on my Uncle Ray's taxi (bus). He married Cecila. He didn't work at the paper mill so they had to live in the town of Windsor. My mom passed away three years ago this August at age 73. She was the best. I came across this picture and had to send it. ... Hide full submission