Monday, March 27, 2017

Collective Memories Monday - John Connors and Brown Derby

The Brown Derby Restaurant, Main Street, Windsor. Photo courtesy of the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society.
On September 21, 2016, as part of the Collective Memories project, I interviewed John Connors of Grand Falls-Windsor about his family’s business and experience on Main Street.

In this interview John discusses his grandfather’s work as the first Railway Station Master, his father’s start in business, and the growth and development of Brown Derby from a restaurant on Main Street to the major wholesale business it is today.

Roy Oldford also of Grand Falls-Windsor described the restaurant:
The Brown Derby was a little café you went in and sat down. There were seats. They had a jukebox and roller seats around the counter and that was a pretty popular place for people to go and have a meal or whatnot especially if you came in on the train. We spent a lot of time at the Brown Derby and it was a typical teen and other place at that point in time.

Click here to listen to the interview with John and learn more about the Brown Derby.

~Terra Barrett

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