Southwest Arm War Memorial Fund

The Southwest Arm Historical Society continue to receive contributions to the War Memorial.   The Society has met with Family Memorials of St. John’s and are now receiving more detailed plans for the war memorial. Our goal is to ensure that all WWI and WWII veteran names from Southwest Arm will be engraved on the […]

Raising Funds for War Memorial

The Southwest Arm Historical Society (SWAHS) has been working for some time to procure a piece of land where a cenotaph/war memorial can be erected. Since there were no offers, it was decided to explore the area where the Loyal Orange Lodge had previously been in Hodge’s Cove. This land was owned by Sidney Smith, […]

Profile of Nicholas Avery

Admiralty Museum Blog The Admiralty Museum is currently writing a monthly blog series on an in-depth profile on the men stationed at HM Wireless Station in Mount Pearl during WW1. This month’s blog is on Nicholas Avery, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve. Here is the link:

Where Once They ….

The second book in the series Where Once They… is now in the hands of DRC Publishing and will be available in early November, 2020.   The book entitled Where Once They Served-Stories of our boys who served at home and abroad contains intriguing stories of 30 of our boys from the Southwest Arm area […]

Remembrance Day 2019

On Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, there will be a service at the United Church in Hodge’s Cove beginning at 10:15 a.m. We will proceed to the War Memorial by 11:00 a.m. for the laying of wreaths and ceremony there. Following the ceremonies there will be a potluck lunch at the Lions Club. If you […]

Where Once They Sailed

Copies of the newly published book, “Where Once They Sailed,” will be available for sale on Monday, November 11th at the Annual General Meeting of the Southwest Arm Historical Society – cost of $19.95. If you cannot attend our meeting but would like a copy of this book, please contact Lester Green at or […]

Cenotaph for Southwest Arm

The Southwest Arm Historical Society is beginning the process for the erection of a Cenotaph (War Memorial) in the Southwest Arm. We welcome suggestions for possible sites where the Cenotaph could be erected. Final decision will be made by our society. We look forward to your ideas and suggestions Requirements: ·         If possible, a view […]

Unveiling of Southport Storyboard

Join us on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. in Southport for the unveiling ceremony of the Southport storyboard. There will be a luncheon in the school after the ceremony. Everyone welcome.  

Mark your calendars – Saturday, September 28th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28, 2019 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 once again generously agreed to do concert in support of our society. All monies raised will go toward a cenotaph (War Memorial) for Southwest Arm. […]

Southwest Arm Historical Society finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s History Award

This past weekend Wanda Garrett, Lester Green and Elaine Spurrell were delighted to represent the Southwest Arm Historical Society at the 2018 Governor General’s History Award presentation and events in Ottawa. We were not selected as the 2018 recipient, but we were very proud to be selected as one of three finalists from across Canada. […]