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  Hoisted Up!
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I can still remember the sound of motorboat engines as they slowly steamed up and down the shore off Cape Bonavista. This was very busy and very rich fishing ground during that period from the early 1900s to the time of the
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Gordon Mifflin
Snow Lake, MB

 

 
   
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Unusual Church Choir Occurrence

Unusual Church Choir Occurrence

Five Brothers in Cathedral Choir Together

The attached old photo is from the cover of the Dec 1960 "Newfoundland Churchman". An article in that publication entitled "Reminiscences of an Old Cathedral Choir Boy" is a most
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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Making the Hay
In the 50-60's, being raised on what might be referred to as a mini-farm in small town Newfoundland, gave opportunity to be exposed to many aspects of farm life, even though we might say on a small scale. The town of Laurenceton is nestled in a scenic cove in Notre Dame Bay, exposed to the NE Winds blowing in the Bay of Exploits.

Our farm included a horse, several sheep, some hens and sometimes
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Calvin Perry
Oshawa, ON formerly from laurenceton, NL

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Ocean Tides - Danger on the Ice
The Ocean Tides are an amazing phenomenon that takes place all around the world. Growing up in Laurenceton, NL, a small town situated in a Cove in the Bay of Exploits, our house was located right on the ocean. The tides would rise and fall a couple of times a day. Depending on the lay of the shoreline dictated how far the water would rise at high tide and fall at low tide. This was
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Calvin Perry
Oshawa, ON formerly from laurenceton, NL

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Click to comment or view a larger image   Rembering the Old Star Movie House

Remembering the old Star Movie House

Anyone remember the old Star Movie House? Located on Henry Street in St. John's, it was a favourite haunt of mine as a young lad on Saturday afternoons back in the mid to late 1940's.
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Slum Children

Slum Children

When I first saw this old picture of a slum area in St. Johnís I was taken by the poor housing conditions under which people in that area were living. On further examination I was surprised by the appearance
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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Old Time Winters

I remember those old time winters back in the 1940s when I was a lad living in St. John's we seemed to get much more snow than we do these days. The picture taken in 1925 shows high
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



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K of C Hostel Fire
K of C Hostel Fire

The picture shows the Knights of Columbus Hostel fire which occurred on December 12, 1942. Located at the corner of Harvey Road and Parade St, in St John's, the hostel was a favourite entertainment haunt of servicemen during the period of the Second World War. The fire claimed the lives of 100 servicemen on that fateful night, due to the pandemonium that ensued. I remember as a boy of
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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