life is reminiscing
Take a walk down memory lane
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.

Click to comment or view a larger image   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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Click to comment or view a larger image   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
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Aime Beaudoin

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Click to comment or view a larger image   Battleship Backstory?

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
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Gerald Boyd
Calgary, AB

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Click to comment or view a larger image   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 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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Click to comment or view a larger image   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

(2.5 rating, 2 votes)
Click to comment or view a larger image   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
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seanpetheridge etheridge
grand falls nl.

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Click to comment or view a larger image   Little Boats of Newfoundland

These dories were used in annual dory races that took place in Harbour Breton back in the 1960s. The old fish store has since been moved to a new location across the harbour.
Aiden Mahoney

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