Annual General Meeting, November 19, 2018

The annual meeting of the Southwest Arm Historical Society will be held on Monday, November 19 at 7 pm at the 50 Plus Club in Hillview. The meeting will be brief and it will be followed by a slide show and display of the information on the Royal Naval Reservists, WW1, from the area. A […]


The Southwest Arm Historical Society Invites you to our Open House commemorating the service of 87 men from Southwest Arm who served in the Royal Naval Reserve 1914-1919 Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Southwest Arm Lions Club, Hodge’s Cove Commemorative Booklets available $15.00 (while quantities last) Archer Peddle book will also be available. […]

Where Once They Sailed

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. To mark this special occasion the Southwest Arm Historical Society have had a special project to highlight the service of 87 men from the area who enlisted and served in the Royal Naval Reserve from 1914-1919. Lester Green has written and […]

Melody Gardens Pickin and Grinnin Group

A very big THANK YOU to the Melody Gardens Pickin and Grinnin Group and everyone who came out to support both the Southwest Arm Historical Society and the Traditional Paths Interest Group last night. This was the fourth time that the Melody Gardens group came to Hodge’s Cove to support activities in our area. It […]

Pickin and Grinnin

Come out Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m. for the concert at the Lions Club in Hodge’s Cove. The Pickin and Grinnin group from Melody Gardens has generously agreed to do another concert in support of our society and the Traditional Paths Interest Group. It promises to be an evening of entertainment and fun. Admission […]

Highlight on schools in SWA

With the start of a new school year I have posted a few pictures of schools that were around Southwest Arm. You can check out our full collection of school photos under the Education tab. Here you will also find school histories; school reports; a directory of teachers from 1876-1979; photos of students, teachers and […]

Spotlight on Hillveiw

Reprinted from Decks Awash, Volume 15, Number 6 November – December 1986 Photographs from MUN Digital Archives (Click on images to enlarge) Hillview Hillview was originally known as North (or Northern) Bight, and was settled in the mid-1800s by families from Conception Bay because of substantial stands of timber. The community was named Hillview because […]

School Memories Mug Up

On Tuesday, July 3rd Dale [Jarvis] and I [Terra Barrett] headed out to Hillview and their 50+ Club Centre to a community Memory Mug Up on school memories. We were invited by the Southwest Arm Historical Society to facilitate the event. Twenty seven community members attended the Mug Up and shared stories from their school […]

Spotlight on Loreburn

Long Cove, which was renamed Loreburn in 1912, is a resettled community located on the north shore of Southwest Arm. The community was first settled by Benjamin and Maria (Banton) Price and their family of Hant’s Harbour, Trinity Bay. All of their children were born at Hant’s Harbour: Jeremiah, November 16, 1846; Noah, September 8, […]

Memory Mug Up

          School is finishing and we are seeing lots of graduation pictures – from Kindergarten to High School. Does this make you nostalgic about the “old days” of attending school in Southwest Arm? If it does, we have an event for you – a Memory Mug Up at the Senior’s Club in Hillview on Tuesday, […]