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Hello everyone in Botwood. Been a long time since I’ve been home. Miss the place and miss the people. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Hi Jerry, yes ,I remember you and your family and your freckels. You lived near the bridge going over to Northern Arm N. We went to the old school in Northern Arm S. Your family moved to Ont. when we were very young. I left home in Sept. 1963 and has been back a few times many years ago. Al Squires, Ontario
Hello Botwood, although I have never lived there, I feel that your city is a very important part of our heritage. My Dad immigrated there from China when he was very young. I never did hear anything much about Botwood growing up. but did after my dad passed. I would love to visit someday to see the town that my dad worked in. Wish everyone all the best!!
i try and get home every year ,i love my home town of botwood
I am trying to find relatives of my mother and father. Mary Patience Lidstone and Henry James Sheppard. Thanks for your help. June
hi,im just wondering if anyone would know where diane snow might be these days. im not sure if she is in botwood anymore.she left years ago.she got a sister marilyn,a brother bill and i believe calvin.i never saw her in over 20 years,im just wondered if anyone might have any info about her, a email address or something,thanks.
my first trip to sea on the DARTWOOD I WAS16 was to botwood in 1959 ihave never forgot how friendly everyone was id always hope to get back
Just found an old photo of me as a baby taken in Botwood Art Studio by E.J. Lanning. In 1955.
looking for friends i went to school with , love to hear from them
I was a frequent visitor to Botwood in the years 1957, 1958, 1959, on the SS Berylstone, we were only a young crew but the people of Botwood made us feel very welcome we made a lot of friends there and it is the type of place i would love to re-visit, if any one remembers me please get in touch
Hello to all the good people of Botwood. This is the first time l’ve posted here. l’m sorry l missed my opportunity to see Botwood’s 150th Home Come Year. My father lived and worked in this town when he was only 16 yrs old as a landed immigrant. He was around…get this during the Dirty 30’s! l feel l have some kinship to the people who came from Europe to settle in Botwood I currently reside in Vancouver B.C. My father passed away at the age of 94 in 2002. But before he did, he told me stories of his young life and how hard it was and the things he seen in Botwood. As a matter of fact, before he passed he shared a secret with me and this secret has aged and resides with me to this very day. l feel very fornuate to where l am now and wanted to take to opportunity to say that l’m thinking of you all in Botwood. l have much more l could say but to say thanks for giving my father his opportunity to work in Newfoundland in what is now a part of our Canada.
l hope to bring my family for a visit thru the Maritimes and a chance to see Botwood for l have never been there yet. l look forward to visiting your town this year.
Hi, have been in Botwood regularly with M/S “Charlotte Bastian” in the early 80ies. Remember of having a great time with Terry Brent (?) ho took me on a Moose hunting trip. Great fun, esp as we havn’t seen any
Best wishes Ralph
to bill hammond i know marilyn and peggy well we all hung out at the dewdrop at that time marilyn is still here in botwood and peggy is in ontario
I miss my hometown and I did not make it home for come home year but I am planning on coming home this year I have lived in Halifax for over 10 years I miss my family and friends and may move home later on in life. Would love to know what is going on this summer?
hi all looking for old party buddy’s and new one to so if u like to party come chat we may have a good party on the go
AND A HAPPY 2011 TO THE PEOPLE OF BOTWOOD FROM ROBERT BOTWOOD IN AUSTRALIA.
No direct relationship with Rev. Edward!
I was raised in Botwood. My family, friends and heart are still there. I just wanted to let Mr. Canning know that he will always be remembered in Botwood for being a wouderful teacher with a great sence of compassion for his students. Compassion and equality in a teachers heart is not that easy to come by. Mr. Canning actually taught my brother. To this day my brother says he was the best teacher he ever had. Take care Mr. Canning
Spent Some time in Botwood In the early 1980 ,s . I have many fond memories of this part of Newfoundland . I,ts a Great place with exceptionally nice people . Cheers!
Anybody can help with nice pics from Botwood which I could use in my web page http://www.airportsbase.com
It is crazy web page about airports, travel and weather. Already over 2.000 places have added pics need something from Botwood.
Thank for help
It;s nice to go on botwood website to see what is happening down home.
Hello Botwood Residents:
I am trying to locate a nursing classmate, Pearl Purchase. Our nursing class graduated in 1961 from the Grace Hospital in St. John’s. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our graduation this June 2011. Pearl was married in the 60’s to Sandy Mercer. Could anyone provide any information on her whereabouts. It would be very much appreciated.
HELLO BOTWOOD ; I was not born( that being my bad luck,) but I certainly did have the (good luck )of spending THE BEST OF MY LIFE IN BEAUTIFUL BOTWOOD .In 1971,I began teaching in Peterview for six great years , commuting from Adams’ Avenue apartments. I moved to Gr, 6 at MEMORIAL AC, until retirement. Many memories of Botwood are in Billy Joel’s song * MY LIFE * Contacts Welcomed.Aus Canning
I really enjoyed the site. I have heard so much about Botwood from my boyfriend Robert (Bob) Budgell. I am glad I took the time to stop by and take a look around. I am truly looking forward to coming to Botwood and soak in the beauty of this town. I am a east coast gal so I am sure I will love it See you hopefully in 2012 along with Bob that is now with me in Cambridge Ontario
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL IN BOTWOOD AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
BEST REGARDS FROM SHROPSHIRE UK
lomg time to see, every time i miss home this website pick me back up. stay strong Botwood
Just want to say I to all the people in botwood.
Hello everyone in Botwood. Greetings from a wet and cold North East of England.
I was surfing websites on the geology of Newfoundland when I happened to see this website of Botwood. I must say how I have enjoyed it and how it has brought back many happy memoriesfor me. I was in Botwood in the spring of 1953, a young engineer on board the SS Oakby. We were loading phosphates to ship to New York. May I say a belated big thank you for the warm welcome you people gave us.
God bless you all.
I am the son of Henry And jean Langdon.. First of all I like to Thank the Come Home Year Committee for the great job they done. secondly i am counting the days for my retirement so i can return to the town I was born in , and only tow i did and will call H-O-M-E;
Daughter of Connie Elliott and Terry Belbin.
Last in Botwood in the Christmas of 2009 and going to be back in the Christmas of 2010 and Summer of 2011.
Currently living in Alberta
As chair of the Come Home Year Committee I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the committee members for their hard work and determination. To all the service clubs, businesses, sponsors, Town staff inside & outside workers, Coordinators Megan Stuckless & Murray Roberts and all those who volunteered their time, A job well done. On behalf of the committee a huge Thank You to all those who took part in each and every event, without particpation from you the citizens ,an event like this would not happen. To sum it all up, It was a phenominal 10 days of meeting old friends and enjoying each and every event. Hats off to everyone. It went beyond our expectations.
Silly question, but does anyone know of a family that took in foster kids (more specifically, newborns) back in the 70’s in Botwood? Would be around ‘76.
Thanks very much
I love Botwood and I miss it so much. my clan Osmond/Philpott love you all. Cant wait to be back home one day soon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOTWOOD
My father was born in Botwood on June 8th, 1917 to Alice and Ceil Stein. His brothers and sisters were: Ceil Jr., Bernard, Anna Belle, Margaret (Peggy), and Mark.
Distant relative is Cecil Stein - Mayor of Stephenville, NF
Anybody have any information on the Stein family or living relatives please email me. I am also looking for the family grave plot. Thank you. -Susan Holmes (nee Stein) of Great Mills, MD USA
I made my first trip to sea from London to Botwood and return, we loaded rolls of paper. The ships name was TREWORLAS, and the year was 1958. As a fresh young lad of 16years, i remember the beauty of the area. my memory dims, but i recall in those days we tied up to a wooden jetty, and the town was very small
we hope that everyone had a Fabulous time for Botwood Day and everything that was happening this summer ..
I love the website. I really wish I could make it for come home year! As I have never been to Botwood and I would love to make the trip in honour of my grandmother, who past away a few years ago.
Actually that is why I am posting this message I am looking to work on my family tree and I do not have much information. Although my Grandmother and I were very close, I did not record all of her wonderful stories and family information before she passed. My grandmother was Anne (Thompson) Reid, from Botwood. If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate an email.
Well I’m sorry to say that i wont be home for come home year. Had to make a trip home in June. But I wish everyone all the best in the activities that will be taking place during that time. Wish I could see all the people that I havent seen since I left home many years ago.
Hopefully there will be more homecomings and will get to see you all againl
just hi to everyone
hope you all have a great time at botwood day .
I’m Scottish living in Edinburgh. My father Martin Burt and his brother Ron came to Scotland during WW2 to work in timber camps for the war effort. I believe that though originally from Hawke’s Bay he may also have lived in Botwood.
I’d be grateful for any information.
Happy Come Home Year, Botwood!
I’ve lived in Botwood all my life! Daughter of Willian & Gertrude Diamond. Love my home town! A Diamond Reunion is being held in Botwood on July 31st. and August 2nd. Looking forward to this event, as well as the Come Home Year Celebrations, and meeting family members and friends I haven’t seen for a long time. Let’s make our celebrations a time to remember!
I did move away to Ontario when I was 20 years old but moved back again at 27. Married now with two lovely children and here to stay!! I love my hometown and there is nothing that could drag me away. Can’t wait to see all my old friends who plan on returning for the Come Home Celebrations!!! The more the better, hope to see you all real soon!!!
I have 2 cousins living in Botwood. I love visiting, I hope to be back real soon. I always have a good time, such a lovely place.
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i left botwood in 1961 ,married a norwegein and been living in norway now for 48 yr going on 49 yr this xmas, the last time i was home was 3yr ago. hope to get back again soon . botwood well always be home for me .
I am looking forward to Botwood Days, hoping to see childwood friends & family members. I live in Nova Scotia now & will be flying over to Botwood for these events.
Between July 1958m and Februaryb 1963 I spent many wonderful days in Botwood. I was a cadet on Dartwood and Granwood.
If anyone who visits this site remembers me, please say hallow
Love the web site. Will be in Botwood for Botwood Day. Looking forward to it. Lots of fun to be had!!
hi to all, my husband and i are coming to Botwood this summer for come home year, i have lots of cousins who live there and i love to see them, my dad Roy pollard worked at the paper shed in Botwood for many years, the man(Tor Keiser) in one of the other posts talks of the ship the Artensis and i remember it being in port and my dad talking about loading it and sometimes he would bring some of the guys that worked on the ships home with him and that was a long time ago, anyway i’ll be home with bells on, can’t wait to see my kin again
i am so looking forward to this botwood come home year , to meet with old friends ,that i havnt seen in awhile
it has been 10 years, i think its time for me to go home and have some fun.
heyy this is just so cool and botwood is the place to be.
i loooooove my home town i miss it soo much
but fort mcmurray is where the money is. come home year 2010 BE THEEEERE <3
I am hoping to get back home this year for the big celebration
Its been a long time,haven`t seen the guys or girls i grew up with since i left or the friends from high school,always wondered what they are doing now. hope to see them soon
We will visit Botwood for the coming home week in July. Love to see you all again!
Marit and Jan Arild from Norway
We will visit Botwood this summer to take part in the selebration of the 2010 come home year. Marit and I spent many summers in Botwood in the seventies. We made friends with many fantastic people and we hope to meet them all again this summer.
Does anyone know of a Lorraine Langdon she would be about 60 years of age at this time??
im on this site lol
i’m from botwood n,l and the last time i lived home was 5 years a go and hoping to be home for come home year , miss home,
I have a brother Eddie Elliott and my fathers name was Andy. My mother was Lizzie Sacery. I miss the salmon fishing and the music. Bridges To Recovery
In 1970, the Botwood Town Council ran a contest to solicit designs for a town crest. I thought about for awhile and then
submitted my design with an explanation of what the symbols
and wording of the crest meant.
On september first 1970, I received a letter from the council
informing me that I had won the contest. A cheque for $20 was
The cheque is long gone, but the satisfaction of designing the
crest still remains with me.
what is the old building on the corner of milatary road
I’m the grand-daughter of the late Reg Smart and I am currently
partaking in a contest in his honour. Red Rose Tea is offering an
opportunity for an individual to experience a once in a life time experience where he/she is able to live and work in Africa for a week - this individual I hope could potentially be me. I have written a 200 word inspired piece dedicated to my best friend, my pop. I
am currently in the Top 10 working towards the Top 3 position - if I
claim the top 3, my dream will be left in the hands of judges.
I need YOU to vote in order to make this happen.
Please visit my Facebook Group “Cheyanne’s Dream of Africa -
Read my story and Vote at this link: http://www.redrosetea.ca/reachoutwithredrose/essaycontest/essaysearch.aspx#
TO VOTE, CLICK GOD’S GREATEST GIFT, A POP WRITTEN BY CHEYANNE SMART AND THEN CLICK “VOTE FOR THIS STORY,” TYPE IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) AND WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION TO COME TO YOUR EMAIL/JUNKMAIL. THE VOTE IS CONFIRMED ONLY WHEN CONFIRMED THROUGH EMAIL.
If you have any questions, feel free to message me on Facebook/Hotmail!
This message is for Bruce Hart who posted above. Please contact me. My Mom was a Hart and I had an Uncle Bruce Hart. I believe we may be related. I too plan on being in Botwood during their celebrations.
Hi everyone, Bob and I are hoping to get home for “Come Home Year”!! We were home last summer, but would love to come again for this important event and see everyone. We moved to Fort McMurray in 2002 and we’re hoping to move back in the next two or three years. Looking forward to seeing you all in July. Until then, God Bless!!!
Me and my family are hoping to come home this year for “Come Home Year”, it’s been awhile since me and my family have been home together, we are both from Botwood, my husbands name is (Glenn Torraville) and we have many fond memories of our child hood, we fondly think of our friends that we haven’t seen for so many years and can’t wait to see them again. Can’t wait to see some of our family members that we haven’t seen for awhile as well. If any one of our friends see this, I have left my email address and I would love to hear from you. Drop me a note and let me know how you have been.
We are so looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Does anyone remember the Elliott family that lived in Botwood? I have a brother Eddie and my parents were Andy and Lizzie Elliott.
Hoping to make it home for homecoming events. I have a brother Eddie Elliott and my fathers name was Andy. My mother was Lizzie Sacery. I miss the salmon fishing and the music. Looking forward to a great time!
Hi everyone, Try and come home this year, 2010, I am on one of the subcommittees and there are many of us Botwood volunteers working togather to make Come Home Year 2010 a success. We are very excited this year about our plans in the making. I love my home town and wouldnt live anywhere else. So come on Home! Reserve your accomadations now! Have a nice day!
Hello to everyone back home, way to long since I seen everyone, will try to get home for the great celebration. What a party it will be.
hi carey parsons been trying to contact you with info.about granwood, problems with your address, you can contact me at
been away for 20 years comeing home for botwood day cant wait
hi to all, my husband and i are coming to Botwood this summer for come home year, i have lots of cousins who live there and i love to see them, my dad Roy pollard worked at the paper shed in Botwood for many years, the man(Tor Keiser) in one of the other posts talks of the ship the Artensis and i remember it being in port and my dad talking about loading it and sometimes he would bring some of the guys that worked on the ships home with him and that was a long time ago, anyway i’ll be home with bells on, can’t wait to see my kin again.
Would like to come home for a visit. Been away for too long
Home is Botwood and always will be forever. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year
i was on the granwood tom beaton was the cpt followed buy dave blagg
Thank you kindly,
was on the granwood from 1967 till 1970 as a deckhand tom beaton was the master then david blagg i am in contact with a few old friends from botwood now
BEEN IN ONTARIO SINCE 1998,HOPING TO GET HOME FOR 2010 COME HOME YEAR.MERRY XMAS TO EVERYONE IN BOTWOOD.
moved away in 1998,hope to get home for 2010 come home year.hi to everyone who remembers me
I visit Botwood in 1972 and 1973 with the Vessel Peter Wesch and I follwed in love to a Girl named Gloria Langdon. so, if she lives still in Botwood maybe she haave a change to contact me. I never forgot her
I would like to visit and meet relatives I have never seen before.Botwood day 2010 looks like it would be a good time.
My dad, Herbert Sales, was stationed in Nfld. in World War II, building docks for the ships. He’s now almost 90 years old and suffering from Alzheimers, but the thing he remembers best was the time he spent in and around Botwood. He has several photos taken at the time and also some of a winter train wreck, but I’m not sure if that was in Botwood or not. Could have been in Nova Scotia. His memories are getting a little muddled. Anyway, I thought he was making the place up until I came across your website by accident today. I’d love to hear more about the war years there if anyone has some insight. Thanks.
Its been so long since I’ve been home (11 years) I think its about time ! Enough of this working for a couple weeks I’m coming home !
hi everyone .left botwood in 1970 .hope to see you all in 2010.
I’ve just recently moved back to NL after being gone almost 18 yrs. Looking forward to spending more time catching up with family and “old” friends!
Hoping to go back in 2010 for a visit…
BOTWOOD IS MY HOMETOWN.
SOMEDAY I HOPE TO RETURN TO BOTWOOD AGAIN.
BOTWOOD NFLD IS COOL!
I was on the Norwegian ship Artensis from Drammen Norway in 1964 1965 I would very much like to have a connectons with with people in Botwood who whas seilig at the same time i did.
I am working in Norwegian televison and would like to make a story of the norwegian who was used to spend their life in Canada. If anyone can give me info i will be happy
I can call back or send an email
Have a nice day
Attention Bill Hammond - Capt Tom Beaton was my Grandfather and Master on the Granwood during that time in the 60’s when you sailled on the Granwood. I went to sea years later and also became Master, if you want to trade sea tales let me know Cheers
does anyone know anything about marilyn humber or peggy snow we used to hang out in the dewdrop cafe,a lot of coke drank there and lots of johnny cash on the jukebox this would be 1968 when iused to visit town on mv granwood. I know marilyn has a son jeff or geoff
Hi to all my families, love & miss you dearly. Enjoy the pics tremendously.
Does anyone in Botwood know when and where the Hemeon reunion will be held? I’m writing on behalf of Irene Hemeon ,born in Botwood. I’ve searched the net a dozen ways and can not find it. It is supposed to be big with Hemeons coming up from the U.S.
If anyone can help us it would be greatly appreciated.
Just found an old photo of me as a baby taken in Botwood Art Studio by E.J. Lanning. In 1949 ! Is it still there ??
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