Many long time residents of our town were interviewed in 2011 and shared stories and events from the past.
Memories such as these are not available in any library or archive and need to be preserved.
The Backlands--Jim Gaunce recalls these settlements which were destroyed by the fire of 1921
The Backland Road--Bill Warwick shares stories of the settlements on the Backland Road
The Berry Bear--Bill Warwick recalls an encounter with a bear while out picking blueberries
Westfield Golf Course--Bill Warwick discusses the beginnings of the local golf course
Shotgun Fever--Richard Likely recounts an intervention with a shotgun
Arsonist unmasked--Bill Warwick , an unsolved crime and confession.
Mount Hope Farm --Peter Lohnes conducts a guided tour of Mount Hope Farm
Daily life in the 30's--The Nase sisters discuss hardships and fun times from their youth
Work and play at Mount Hope Farm--Nase sisters recall farm life
Wall crank Telephone--Helen Parker tells all
Eviction for Army Camp--Helen Parker's first hand account of losing her homestead
Danger play--Helen tells of playing at the sawmill
School trip--Helen discusses the lost art of walking to school
Lacroix history--how did this street get its name?
Missing lumber--Did a local house gain free lumber at church expense?
Town Hall meeting--residents come together to discuss the preservation of the past
The local Doc -- unforgettable, indispensable member of the community
Early Days in Westfield--memories of the towns beginnings
Early families--Rolf Duschenes tells a few stories of the first families of Grand Bay
Your Move!--Rolf explains the movement of residents from Saint John to Grand Bay
JimOgilvie -talks about the early days in Grand Bay earning a living
The Fox Farm--Jim Ogilvie recalls the fox farm
The fire of 1921- Jim Ogilvie talks of the great fire and the impact on wildlfie
The Old Mill- Jim describes the mill in Grand Bay
McDonalds store- fun and games at the store
The Old Schoolhouse- Jim recalls the lessons learned at the old school house
Jim talks of the backlands to the east of the present town , once a thriving community.
Richard Likely and Bill Warwick
Long time residents of Grand Bay -Westfield discuss the early days.
The Backland Road
The Berry Bear
Westfield Golf Course
The Coal Barge inferno
Fire destroys a local eyesore.
Mount Hope Farm
Peter Lohnes takes a tour of historic Mount hope Farm
Daily life in the 1930's
The Nase sisters discuss life in the 30's
What it means to be a Nase
Work and play at Mount Hope Farm
The Wall Crank Telephone.
Confiscated farms for Camp Gagetown.
Playing under the sawmill
St. Augustines church.
Walking to School.
The Lacroix house.
The Village of Westfield
The Likely Family
Moving to Westfield
Town hall meeting
Earning a living
The Fox Farm
The fire of 1921
The Old Mill
The McDonalds store.
The old schoolhouse