Newfoundland Weekly, 1929

January 12, 1929


Mr. Dan Shaw, of South Boston, who has been spending the Christmas season at his old home in Trinity Bay, sends us some interesting items of his visit.

Five new factories are now in operation at Heart’s Ease, where smoked herring are being put up, which affords quite a lot of employment, and prices are good. One of the factories belongs to Job Bros., and is managed by John Clouston.

On Christmas morning the Roman Catholic Church caught fire, and considerable damage was done before it was put out. As there is no fire apparatus here, the man had to resort to using pails of water to quench the fire.

The parish priest of Heart’s Ease met with an accident recently while motoring from King’s Cove. His car ran over a cliff, and he received severe injuries to one of his legs. The car was badly damaged.

We are having a very mild winter here, no snow and very little frost.


June 22, 1929

Veterans Column

The regular monthly meeting of the Newfoundland War Veterans Association was held at Odd Fellows Hall, Central Square, Cambridge, on Friday, June 14th.

One new member was admitted at this meeting, Comrade Theophilus Tucker, and he was cordially welcomed into the organization.

The report of the Whist Party held at East Boston, by Comrade Dan Shaw, was submitted. The affair was a success both socially and financially, and the thanks of the association are due to Comrade Shaw and his friends, who organized the event.

It was announced that plans are on foot to hold another Whist party shortly.

The Veterans Association will cooperate with the Boston Newfoundlanders Marathon Club in the holding of the outing at Caledonian Grove on August 10th, and the committees appointed by the president to act in conjunction with those of the Marathon Club were confirmed. The Association will give its fullest support to make the outing a success.


July 4, 1929-07

Recent Appointments

His Excellency, the Governor, has been pleased to appoint

Mr.  John V.  Devine, Stephenville Crossing,

and Mr. Solomon Drodge, Jr., Little Heart’s Ease, to be Justices of the Peace for the Colony.


November 16, 1929

Mootrey – At  S. A. Home, Cook St., St.  John’s, on Nov. 1, Alice, wife of Thomas W.  Mootrey, and daughter of George Stringer, aged 26.




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