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, […]

Spotlight on Hatchet Cove

Reprinted from Decks Awash, Volume 15, Number 6 November – December 1986 Photographs from MUN Digital Archives (Click on images to enlarge) Hatchet Cove Most people would attribute the community’s name to the predominance of lumbering from the early days of settlement. The truth is, however, that the community was first called Hatcher’s Cove, from […]

Spotlight on St. Jones Within

Reprinted from Decks Awash, Volume 15, Number 6 November – December 1986 Photographs from MUN Digital Archives (Click on photos to enlarge) St. Jones Within looking south Some people refer to the community as St. Jones, the name on the community road sign, and some as St. Jones Within, which is the name listed on […]

Annual AGM – November 22 at the Lions Club in Hodge’s Cove at 7:30 p.m.

  Be sure to mark your calendars for the Annual General Meeting of the Southwest Arm Historical Society. Come and learn what is new and what we are working on. Lester Green will be speaking on the archaeological research in Southwest Arm. Also we will have on display the military banners that were created last […]

Pickin and Grinnin

Come out tonight for the concert at 7:30 at the Lions Club in Hodge’s Cove. The Pickin and Grinnin group from Melody Gardens has generously agreed to do a concert in support of our society. It promises to be an evening of entertainment and fun. Admission is a monetary donation at the door. There will […]