and New Articles
|18 July 2018
||Just a short artiicle showing two vans that represent well certains parts of the history of "Old Gander"-
DOT Met Office 1952. Can be hard to read. The Iphone of the day
was a Bownie Hawkeye. Rather than .docx, they used .typewriter. Copies
were made by stencil. But better something than nothing!
This one was done by Bob Stark of the Met Office.
|31 July 2018
||Two more DOT articles have just been pubish, completing three of three.
was the first post-wae manager of Gander airport. Many names have
been suggested such Eric Winsor, Jack James, Rex Tilley or HAL
Patterson. Historian Darrell Hillier finally solves the puzzle!
|10 Sept 2018
||Old Gander, be it military or civilian, needed a strong and consistent source of electrical power
to illuminate the runways, to power offices and facilities
and to provide lighgting for those living there. This explains
how it was done and who did it.
|20 Sept 2018
article is about a sticker used when the Americans airmen sent parcels from
Gander during the war. But what could they possibly send?
|26 Oct 2018
the Second World War and even after the start of the construction of
the new town, most of the fun and entertainment was "home-made"
and Mother Nature provided the raw materials. One popular place
was great for winter or summer. For fishing, skating or swimming
according to the season, Twin Ponds was a great place to go!
|31 Oct 2018
||A plane seat was recently donated to the Botwood Seaplan Museum. But what plane was it from? Did have any special significance? Was it related to Gander?
|15 November 2018
in the "old days", there existed a system in Newfoundland shools to
incite school kids to develop good habits with money. This was the
saving stamps system. Gander school kids were among the best in
Newfoundland at it!
|27 November 2018
World War Two, many thousands of B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
flew through Gander on their wat to Europe, as part of the Royal Air
Force or, more likely, the US Army Air Force. Many of them were shot
down or crashed for different reasons. Some made it back to North
America after the war. But just a few came back "in civilian
|09 December 2018
story of the overall electrical system in old Gander has already been
presented. This next article, by Darrell Hillier, gives greater
information on the the first power house.