Jerome Walsh’s Mu­seum in Marys­town is no more

Lit­tle Bay struc­ture de­mol­ished on Dec. 18

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - MARYS­TOWN, N.L. ed­i­[email protected]­erngazette.ca

A long­stand­ing struc­ture near the wa­ter’s edge in the Lit­tle Bay area of Marys­town that once housed ar­ti­facts of the past is now a part of his­tory it­self.

Shortly be­fore 11 a.m. on Tues­day, Dec. 18, crews with the Town of Marys­town de­mol­ished Jerome Walsh’s Mu­seum, a fish­ing shed­turned-mu­seum.

Walsh, who in his early life was a fish­er­man, col­lected an­tiques as a hobby, later dis­play­ing them in the build­ing.

A pic­ture of the de­mo­li­tion of the build­ing posted to Face­book by Amy Walsh-Row­lands has re­ceived a num­ber of com­ments from peo­ple through­out the com­mu­nity, many shar­ing their dis­ap­point­ment in see­ing the struc­ture torn down.

“It did our com­mu­nity good while Mr. Walsh was there, but like ev­ery­thing else that is good in life, has to end at some point, but still so sad to see it go,” posted Car­rie Kelly of Lit­tle Bay.

The mu­seum, as well as Walsh’s home, were left to the Town of Marys­town af­ter his death in 2012.

Pre­vi­ous an­swer

COLIN FARRELL—THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Jerome Walsh’s Mu­seum in the Lit­tle Bay area of Marys­town was torn down on Tues­day, Dec. 18.

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