Monday, August 5, 2013

A Grand Day for a Celebration

A crowd of Bay Roberts residents gather to celebrate Cable Avenue's 100th birthday.
Last Friday afternoon the HFNL with help from the Town of Bay Roberts and the Bay Roberts Heritage Committee held a public plaque presentation and cake cutting ceremony at the Western Union Cable Station.  It was a successful event as we officially recognized Cable Avenue as a Registered Heritage District while celebrating its 100th birthday. Past and current residents of the district gathered under the shade of the iconic chestnut trees to hear speeches and reminisce about life on the Avenue. The cake was unveiled and cut by Randy Collins, a long-time homeowner on the Avenue, and contributor to the "100 Years of Cable Avenue" display at the Road to Yesterday Museum.

Special thanks to Marilyn Dawe, Eric and Betty Jerrett (and the Bay Roberts Heritage Society Inc.), Mayor Phillip Wood, and M.H.A. Glenn Littlejohn for all of their support in the planning of this community event. 
Some current and former residents of Cable Avenue come together at the community celebration.

Glenn Littlejohn (centre) presents a Heritage Foundation plaque to Eric Jerrett (left) and Mayor Wood (right) on behalf of the province to commemorate the restoration of the Western Union Cable Station (ca. 1913).


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