We dove into the archives for some in-depth press coverage from 1917 of Newfoundland’s first Memorial Day ceremony, just one year after 700+ young Newfoundlanders were decimated in the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.
Follow our Golden Pages project as we roll out weekly gems from our ongoing collection of vintage Newfoundland print ads clipped from the pages of newspapers, magazines, phonebooks and more.
Step back 35 years and take a stroll down Water Street in St. John’s with 100 found photos from 1984 in the latest edition of the Secret East archival series.
The Newfoundland news cycle has been dominated this month by a slew of bank machine robberies using stolen heavy equipment, so we wanted to jump back 107 years to see how local journalists covered a B&E “besmeared with blood” in 1912.
In addition to selling the “Adult Magazines, Exotic Lingerie, and Adult Novelties” advertised on their signage, the Hatch also sold comics, album bootlegs and punk records.
During his lost 1959 visit to St. John’s, Louis Armstrong performed two shows at the Memorial Stadium, enjoyed a feed of fresh salmon, bought a stack of traditional Newfoundland records, and chatted with young journalists outside of his room at the Kenmount Motel.