Friday, May 18, 2012 | Categories: Past Episodes|
May 18, 2012
PART 1 Passing the torch and ringing the bell; how much longer will the old town clock in Almonte, Ontario chime unless the 75 year old custodian finds a younger person to replace him? High school teacher Cara Sullivan launches herself into the wild and wonderful world of competitive whistling. From the archives; Robert Swanson and his special "Oh Canada" whistle for the 1967 Confederation train.
PART 2 The "Bell of Batoche", still missing since the Metis rebellion of 1885. In Europe during the second world war 80,000 bells went missing, stolen from churches by Hitler's army and melted down into guns; a classic documentary from Berlin. PLUS; a fatal high speed chase in a model T Ford leads to the gift of a 12 bell carillon to a church in Regina.