Monday, July 6, 2015

Booklet Launch - There Was No Pavement Then

Please join us for the launch of our new booklet:
There Was No Pavement Then: Memories of Growing Up in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
7:00 pm
Watershed Café, Petty Harbour.

“There was no pavement then, it was all dirt road and we would play in the schoolyard,” remembers Betty Cheeseman. “We would draw out the hopscotch with our sticks in the sand and we had lots of time and lots of fun.”

Cheeseman was one of several current and former residents of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove who took part in the 2014 Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove oral history project.  Their memories and stories are part of a booklet “There Was No Pavement Then: Memories of Growing Up in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove,” edited by Memorial University folklore graduate student, Terra Barrett.

“The booklet focuses on growing up in the community, the children’s games played in the area, folk beliefs, seasonal activities, and community events,” says Barrett, currently a public folklore intern with the Intangible Cultural Heritage office of the Heritage Foundation of NL. “The booklet contains transcribed excerpts and portraits of community members, comical local stories, and memories about fishing for tomcods and cutting cod’s tongues.”

The booklet was laid out and designed by local graphic designer and artist Graham Blair, and was funded by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Helen Creighton Folklore Society.  

The Heritage Foundation of NL will be hosting a booklet launch at the new Watershed Café, in Petty Harbour, on Thursday, July 9th, 2015, at 7 pm. The Watershed Cafe is the blue building, right on the harbour front, three buildings up from the convenience store.  All are welcome!

Light snacks, coffee and tea will be available for purchase.
For more information please contact:
Terra Barrett
(709) 739-1892 ex. 5

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