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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.

 
 
 


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  A Sharpe Man
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This is a picture of Jack Sharpe, the man who started it all. The store was built in 1951. The orginial store, as seen in the 1950s picture, burned to the ground. Mr. Sharpe rebuilt the store. He also had buses and
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Click to comment or view a larger image   Dedication of the Colony of Avalon site

Sometime late in the 1960s, the attention of the government of the day was drawn to the location of one of Canada's oldest settlements, the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, by a group of dedicated local history buffs including my late grandfather,
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Chris Morry
Ottawa, Ontario



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Click to comment or view a larger image   The sad story of ABS N. C. Bennett, RN

This photo of a funeral cortege is that of an English seaman, N. C. Bennett, RN. His body was found washed up on the shore of Portugal Cove South in 1942 by a local woman. At first his identity was unknown. But
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Chris Morry
Ottawa, Ontario



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Johnny Cash Gets His Moose #2

Johnny Cash in Newfoundland in October 1961. My late father, Saul, Cash's Canadian-born manager, organized this trip for Johnny and arranged for Field & Stream magazine to underwrite the costs. He and Johnny flew to Newfoundland on October 3rd directly from New
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Jonathan Holiff
Victoria, British Columbia



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Sgt. Reginald Garnier in the wilds of NL, taking time to go fishing.

Military Policeman, Sgt. Reg Garnier, while stationed in St. John's, Buckmasters Circle, NL, on one of his many trips across NL. In this 1963 photo, Grand Falls - Windsor, he takes time to go on a successful fishing trip. During the 1960's,
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Robert Garnier
Terence Bay, Ns



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Wreck of the MV George A Wood

Sable Island, Nova Scotia, the “Grave Yard of the Atlantic,” is home to numerous wrecks. In the 1800s it lay directly in the path for many cargo vessels en route from NL to New England, and many were lost there. One notable
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Silver Fox Island Resettlement Story

I am very interested in the history of the Resettlement Program in NL. I recently viewed with interest an award-winning video on the resettlement of Silver Fox Island, Bonavista Bay, by young Matthew Rogers of St. John's, submitted to the Young Citizens
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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Click to comment or view a larger image   House Moving in the Outports

House Moving in the Outports


I wonder how many readers remember the old days when houses in the outports were commonly moved through the cooperative efforts of large teams of men. This photo, taken in the community of Twillingate some
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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