Old Stories & Photos

Old Stories & Photos

Explore our heritage by scrolling through our stories and photo album. 

In 2023, as part of the Town’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, we are recognizing local businesses and facilities that have been operating for over 50 years. Celebrate with us by reading their stories. 

Heritage Photo Album

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Kelligrews River, phone taken from Pond Road (Laundromat Road). Landmarks include St. Edward's Church, Knights of Columbus Hall (formerly a school), and Walsh's properties (homes and barn).

Stories from our Residents

Many people have stories about family members and local places that often go untold. Digital storytelling helps interpret and make community history accessible. Listen to the stories of our residents by watching the videos below or visit the Town’s YouTube channel

Boating in Beautiful Conception Bay
Conception Bay South resident Ruth Crews shares her story about spending time with friends and family on beautiful Conception Bay.

Russell Summers on Windy Cove Lane
Margaret Russell remembers fond memories about her family’s time visiting their summer home on Windy Cove Lane.

The Lear’s from Fagans Road
Dean Lear shares fond memories from his childhood growing up in Kelligrews. He talks about the activities and celebrations that colour his past, and the sense of community on Fagan’s Road.

Jim Rideout & Family of Long Pond
Colleen Reid narrates the story of her grandfather, Jim, growing up in Long Pond with his three brothers. The story was written by Jim’s son, Merv Rideout, and chronicles their life in Conception Bay South.

Mini Golf in Conception Bay South
Conception Bay South resident Colleen Reid shares a story about her family’s mini golf course, which once stood on what is now the Dominion parking lot.

The Bells of Frog Pond Farm
Randy Bell remembers the stories of his time growing up on Frog Pond Road, and fond memories at Frog Pond farm.

Interested in sharing your heritage story?

Gather your pictures and contact us at ecdev@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

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