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 […]

Memorial Day / Canada Day 2017

On Saturday, July 1, there will be a Memorial Day/Canada Day service at 10 am at the War Memorial (outside St. Mary’s Anglican Church) in Hodge’s Cove. The banners commentating the 26 men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from our area who served in WW1 will be on display inside the church after the service. […]

H.M.S. Laurentic

On January 25, 2017, Newfoundlanders and the people of Ireland (County of Donegal) will remember those who died tragically after the HMS Laurentic struck mines that were laid off Lough Swilly, Ireland 100 years earlier. The Laurentic set sail from Liverpool bound for Halifax carrying 475 men. Also onboard was gold valued at five million […]

Two Upcoming Events:

Remembrance Day Ceremony The Southwest Arm Historical Society is hosting a special ceremony to honour the 26 men from this area who served with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during World War 1. During the ceremony, we will unveil 15 banner displays that illustrate and recognize the service that these men performed during the war. Also […]

Storyboard Launch

The Southwest Arm Historical Society will be unveiling their first storyboard on Friday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. behind St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove – at the head of the Heart’s Ease Beach Trail. This storyboard highlights the important role Heart’s Ease Beach played in the history of Newfoundland. The Southwest Arm Historical Society […]

Ole Gambling Cloth is Home Again

Reprinted from The Packet, June 23, 2016 by Lester Green         In researching and writing stories of our Southwest Arm, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, I have on many occasion been elated at finding or receiving information about our soldiers. Rare photos, military files, and newspaper clippings have all been like finding that elusive […]