Stories of Carbonear by Chris Rolton
(Out of Print)
Paperback, 109 pages, b&w photos
One of the most historic towns on the Baccalieu Trail of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Carbonear boasts proud people with a colourful past. Stories of Carbonear is filled with aspects of the most interesting historical events and the people who made them happen. Read about the legendary Sheila NaGueira, and fierce clashes between English settlers and French marauders. Read also about some of the interesting people who lived in the town, such as James Kemp, Philip Henry Gosse, Captain R.T. Pike, John Penney, and John Hogan.
About the Author
Chris Rolton emigrated from England to Canada in 1967, after graduating as a physician. At first she worked for the International Grenfell Association in Labrador, then roamed about the country, substituting for sick and holidaying doctors. In 1980, she returned permanently to Newfoundland and Labrador. Retiring in 1991, she operated a bed and breakfast in Carbonear, where she still lives. Now her main interests are heritage and writing.
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