Old Prince Edward Island Films

Catherine Hennessey turned me on to Pex Mackay’s website, wherein he links to old films of Charlottetown and the Island, including Driving Through Charlottetown, 1966 and Prince Edward Island, 1952, Once Upon a Time in Parkdale. Amazing stuff.

The first time I ever met Catherine was at an event she organized at Charlottetown City Hall in the early 1990s of old films of Charlottetown; seems like it might be a good time to repeat that, as there’s a new generation of people to see them, and 15 years of history to fill in.


Margaret LeClair's picture
Margaret LeClair on July 23, 2013 - 12:12 Permalink

I am looking for a short film called Island Romance which was filmed back in the 1950’s and does have a romantic plot of a young man who gives a young girl, traveling with her Mother, directions to their destination of Doyle’s Cove. He ends up meeting her at the cove and she goes back with him in the boat to North Rustico. It shows the harbour and the village clearly and includes a chat with my husband’s grand uncle, Bert Blacquiere.

Love to get info on where to get a copy.


Lennie Gallant's picture
Lennie Gallant on May 24, 2015 - 22:06 Permalink

Hi Margaret,
I'm looking for the same film…I saw it once..did you find it?…Do you know whereI can?

Lennie Gallant