New Event Listing: Guided Hike to Gibbet Hill


Event: Guided Walk to Gibbet Hill with author Patrick J. Collins

Join Patrick J. Collins on a guided walk to the site of one of Harbour Grace’s most gruesome incidents, Gibbet Hill. Learn about the principal actors in this sordid tale, the hanged man Peter Downing, the duped maidservant Ellen Coombs, and the treacherous criminal who escaped scot-free, Patrick Malone. Also, Collins will speak about his latest book, The Secret of the Fairy Ring, a story of one girl’s encounter with fairies and her family’s fight with a recalcitrant Harbour Grace, in the shadow of building the community’s first aerodrome in 1919.

Copies of Gibbet Hill, The Secret of the Fairy Ring, and Collins’s other books will be available for purchase.

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Admission: $5.00 per person

Location: Hike starts at the intersection of Kane’s Rd and Lady Lake Rd, Harbour Grace, NL (GPS Coordinates)

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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