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Charlotte County Archives Videos

Charlotte County Archives Videos

Videos produced and events hosted by the Charlotte County Archives.

Old Gaol in St Andrews N.B. video tour by Barry Murray

The Historic Jail in St Andrews, New Brunswick is described in a video tour guided by Barry Murray who tells the story of the Old Gaol and of the people who were associated with it during its 140 years of service, including incarcerations and two executions. This is now the home of the Charlotte County Archives which is open for tours in the summer seasons and for genealogical research year round.

The historic Charlotte County Courthouse in St Andrews, New Brunswick, is described in a video tour by Barry Murray, showing many of the original features as well interesting exhibits and displays. The Courthouse is open for tours through the summer season.

Golf at St Andrews N.B. in 1939

In 1939 Bill O’Neill filmed a game of golf in St Andrews N.B., playing with Dr John O’Neill, Ed Finigan and the Professional, Archie Skinner. The locations shown on his color footage, digitized and upgraded, have been painstakingly identified using visual clues, shadow casts and aerial photographs from the time with the help of Hugh Graham’s comments, based on his early memories of playing and working on the course.

Hospital Island & Celtic Cross Memorial Dedication

The Celtic Cross on the Point in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, is a Memorial for the many Irish immigrants who died on nearby Hospital Island in the mid-1800s. On May 25th 1995 CHCOTV recorded the dedication and unveiling of the Cross and the retelling of the story of Quarantine Island, as it was then known. The video of the ceremony is accompanied in this update with an overflight of the island as well as clips from the visit of the replica immigrant ship the “Jeanie Johnston” which came to St. Andrews in 2005, narrated by Sheila Washburn.

HMS Transportation Building St Andrews N.B. 100 Years of service.

This iconic and functional building on Water Street, St Andrews, N.B. last called HMS Transportation, was operated as a working garage and service station for 100 years until 2018. Owned by Conleys Lobsters, Charlie Taylor and Jeffrey Holmes in succession, Jeff tells the illustrated story of the building and its operators and recounts how more than once it was used as an indoor ice rink.

Harry Mallory on Running a Livery Stable 1870s to 1920s

W. E. Mallory came to St. Andrews, New Brunswick in the 1870s, establishing a Livery Service in a large barn still standing today. His business continued until 1922, evolving from horse drawn carriages and wagons to motor taxis and buses. In this video interview from 1994, his grandson Harry recounts the story of his enterprise, details what was involved in running a livery stable, and describes the uses of the various vehicles shown in evocative images from more than a century ago.

Jane Garnett Remembers Christmas in St Stephen, N.B.

Christmas is in the air! Jane Garnett shares memories of Christmas in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, as a child… the excitement of Christmas morning, Christmas baking, and the sights and smells around the town’s streets and local shops.

A Charlotte County Christmas Story

A Charlotte County Christmas Story read by David Goss.

Mary Conley rediscovers her grandfather Alexander Grant

A photo of Alexander Grant on her Facebook feed led Mary Conley on a journey of discovery about a grandfather little known to her. Listen in to hear more of her experience uncovering Alexander’s fascinating life from his service in the Boer War to life as an ordained minister, to the trenches of World War I, and how this journey reunited his memory with her family.

Smuggling on Passamaquoddy Bay, 1800s by Al Churchill

This video talk is based on the audio-only recording of the illustrated talk given by Al Churchill, Chair of the St. Croix Historical Society at the Charlotte County Court House in St Andrews N.B. in 2017. It deals with traders and traitors that made their living exchanging goods across the open US/Canada border in the period around 1800 to 1820, from smugglers, privateers, and forgers to business men, soldiers, town founders, and even Benedict Arnold.

Loon Bay Lodge Memories

Loon Bay Lodge Remembered by Jane Welock Garnett. Jane Garnett, long time Secretary for the Archives Board, was brought up at the Lodge on the St Croix River during the 1960s and recently produced a book on the history of the Lodge and its memorable visitors. This video is based on films that were taken at the time with voice-over description by Jane herself, showing “Sports” enjoying the “wilderness camping” experience and coping with the logging operations.

Historic Home Movies Of St Andrews N B: Preview Of Youtube Channel

This assemblage of short clips shows the range of the 36 videos to be found on the YouTube Channel: Historic Home Movies of St. Andrews, N.B. These are based on films shot from 1923 to recent, by various individuals notably W.C.O’Neill and Teddy Rooney, with commentaries added recently recalling the places and events featured. Series Produced by Franklin Cardy for the Charlotte County Archives.

The Grimmers’ War 1914 to 1918

“The Grimmers’ War,” based on John Cunningham’s script and his book Where Duty Lies (published by Pottersfield Press), concerns the First World War stories of three Grimmers from Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Frank and Stuart returned safely but Harold Mackie (Harley) was gassed and died in the closing days of the war. He is commemorated at Chamcook’s Chapel of Ease.

Margaret Perry. Charlotte County Filmmaker Video talk

In this recording of a live digital lecture hosted by the Charlotte County Archives, professor Dr. Jennifer VanderBurgh discusses the life and work of Margaret Perry, a Charlotte County-born filmmaker fundamental in the shaping of documentary film in Atlantic Canada through the 1940s – 60s. Showcasing clips from Perry’s films, including several early, never-before-screened examples from New Brunswick, VanderBurgh highlights the remarkable development of a pioneering woman filmmaker.