Update on the Town of Winterton’s Acquisition of the Hindy’s Home Hardware building. It has been a long time in planning and construction, but the Town Office, Maintenance Dept., Recreation Commission and Fire Department are moved into the new building.
Winterton is located on Trinity Bay on the western side of the Avalon Peninsula on Newfoundland’s beautiful east coast. It was originally named Scilly Cove.
In 1912, the town was named Winterton for Sir James Spearman Winter, former Premier of Newfoundland.
First settled in the 1600’s. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the Town.