Kitchen party, Pomquet, Simon Vincent on fiddle, son Joe facing him, 1950s.

Simon Vincent on fiddle, Pomquet kitchen party, c 1950s.  Courtesy of Pomquet Héritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald.   Simon Vincent on Fiddle,  son Joe next to him, others unidentified, Pomquet kitchen party, 1950s. Courtesy Pomquet Héritage.  Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Email from Daniel Benoit to AmberleeBoulton, July 5, 2014: The kitchen party photo the one […]

Paul Morrell, Pomquet, 1920s

Paul Morrell, Pomquet, 1920s. Back of photo reads “mari de Mathilde (Benoit); n’a pas eud’enfants.” Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Betty Cameron Pomquet was first settled by three men named Duon, Dorion, and Vincent. Old papers dating from 1916 spell the name “Pomquette.” Dr. Rand gives the Mi’kmaq name as “Pogumkek,” meaning “raining along” and from […]

At the wheel, c 1920

At the wheel, c 1920. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Wayne Ezekiel

Mary, Rita, Betty and Florence, c 1920s

Written on photo: Mary, Rita [Vincent], Betty and Florence (Mary & Florence are Benoit sisters), c 1920s. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. The other photo of Mary, Rita, Betty & Florence is circa late 1940’s Mary & Florence are sisters, daughters of Andrew Benoit & Flora Cross and Rita is the daughter of Simon Alfred Vincent & […]

Ida May Doiron, teacher, Monk’s Head School, c 1920s

Ida May Doiron, teacher, Monk’s Head School, c 1920s. Regardez le cloche. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage In conversation with May (Doiron) Bouchard on June 23, 2014: Ida May was my aunt and she lived with us. School entrance was not until what would be Grade 6 today, or age 12. From the age of 4 to […]

Ploughing Frolic, c 1920s

Ploughing Frolic, c 1920s. Photo Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Joe Fraser.