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.
Remember the water buckets and hoop in this picture? this was taken in Fogo arond 19412-42. From right to left is Janet Randell (who was bringing the water), Hilda Randell, Mabel Hart and myself, Ruby Bannister.
Ruby Harrison Sherwood Park, AB
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Remember the wood horse and big saw? Here are my arents Joshua and Evelyn (Gardner) Bannister taken at British Harbour in 1927.
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This is St. Nicholas Anglican church on Flat island. It was burned down some years after everone had resettled to the mainland. All that is on the island now is a few cabins and, of course, the cemetaries. I was born on ... click to read moreThis is St. Nicholas Anglican church on Flat island. It was burned down some years after everone had resettled to the mainland. All that is on the island now is a few cabins and, of course, the cemetaries. I was born on Flat Island, Bonavista Bay, in 1936. Our family moved to Toronto in the late 1950s because my dad had found a job there. I have been back many times over the years and still call NFLD home. ... Hide full submission
Wilf Petten Etobicoke, ON
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birchy bay flashback
Me, Daddy and my neice Michelle from Ontario. My dad's name was Kye Hodder
A. Coish Fogo Island, NL
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Here is Stan Troake and Baxter Rogers of Durrell's, Twillingate putting away their catches drung the salt cod fishery, circa 1950s.
Cyril N. Jenkins Manotick, Ontario
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L-R: Wilhelmina Hancock, Evelyn Spurrell and Evelyn (Evie) Spurrell (nee Bungay). Evie is spinning the wool, Evelyn is carding and Wilhalmina is knitting. This photo was taken on Skipper Nat Spurrell's stage head in Badger's Quay, either in the late 1930s or early 1940s.