It was a fruitful trip: I returned with 500 archival photographs as well as 100 pages of handwritten local stories, all of which were collected by local heritage enthusiast Charlie Payne. I also gained access to 52 archival interviews (belonging to Parks Canada) from the 80s and early 90s, and did a number of interviews with residents on my own. Over the next few months, I will slowly be cataloguing all of this data for permanent storage in MUN's online digital archives. As this work is completed, I will be posting links so that it can be viewed by anyone interested.
|The Tales of Gros Morne storytelling event at Lobster Cove Head.|
|Some Parks Canada employees and a few parks visitors sitting around the campfire.|
Please scroll down to see a number of photographs from this field excursion: look at all of the amazing and generous people that I was lucky enough to spend time with and learn from in Woody Point!
|Nicky and Mackenzie give amazing tours of the historic Roberts house.|
|Margarete Sheppard, long time resident of Woody Point, shared with me her life story.|
|Charlie Payne, a member of the HFNL board of directors, showed me the root cellar he recently made.|
|Ella Moores, Woody Point's oldest living resident (almost 100!), with Shelley Roberts.|
|Jack and Sue Parsons in their home near the lighthouse, after sharing their knowledge of the local history.|
|Brenda Young telling me tales about working at Aunt Jane's Bed and Breakfast in the heritage district.|
|Robert and Jeanette Rowsell after a wonderful tour of the Prebble house, a municipally designated building.|