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.
Leggo Memorial School, Corner Brook (Circa 1952)
Found this picture in a old album. Entrance to Leggo Memorial School in Corner Brook. Taken 56 years ago, and building is torn down now. From left to right are Alva Brake, Baxter Kennedy, Almon Stone and Roy Bartlett. Anyone who went to that school can contact me at: stone_723 at hotmail.com. Maybe a reunion would be great.
The Newfoundland Flag Flies High in the Antarctica
25 years ago I was a crew member on a ship that made a trip to the Antarctic. While we were there the Newfoundlanders felt that it was a great time to fly the Newfoundland flag on the continent. We claimed the land for Newfoundland!
This is a photo of my grandfather John Kelly's funeral taken in 1923. John Kelly was a stone cutter who was brought over from Boston, Massachussets in the late 1800's to do the stone work on the famous St. John the Baptist Bascillica. I am very proud of him for the famous piece of history he has given to the City of St. John's!