People’s Archive of Rural Nova Scotia

Stories of Everyday Life, Everyday People

The Nettletons

Brian and Martha Nettleton moved from Yorkshire, England to Nova Scotia and set up a sheep farm in Isle Madame, Cape Breton.

Local & Global Action

Innovation and change. Working to solve problems is an important aspect of rural communities. These stories highlight the issues and those who are active in both local and global issues, to make change.


Joan Dillon

Joan Dillon

The following story is part of a volume of stories collected from the residents of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. For more information on this project, click here. Joan was born in 1934, in South Shields, beside the River Tyne in County...

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