Vintage Vignettes 19 -25

Vintage Vignettes 19 -25

The audio exploration of Cortes Island’s past continues. In season two, Vintage Vignettes looks at hunting whales, murder, the origins of Gorge Hall, Various experiences of life in the 1930s, 40s, 50s & 60s. These brief episodes feature dramatized voices from the past with archive recordings of music from the “Old Timers”, a dance band that played locally for several decades. A joint project of Cortes Community Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives: Vintage Vignettes 19 -25. Episode 19   http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV+19.mp3 Gorge Hall How Gorge Hall was built; The dramatic society in 1933; The Great Depression declared “over.” Episode 20   http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV+20.mp3 Larry Borland Describes The 1950s The two way radio at Manson’s Landing; Arrival of the island party line; Cortes Days; Friday Night Movies; Dances.   Episode 21   http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV+21-2.mp3 Summers on Von Donop in the 1950s Shirley Ellingsen describes summers on Von Donop Inlet in the 1950s: Fishing off the float; Walking on the mud flats; Birds; The Chum salmon run; Bonfires on the beach; Wildflowers; Clowns and Ice Cream At Picnics.   Episode 22   http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV+22.mp3 Gardens At Von Donop In The 1940s In the 1940s, the woman of Von Donop took over vacated the Buyer and McKay homesteads to planted gardens. Picking starfish; Visits to Whaletown; May Ellingsen loses her engagement ring.   Episode #23   http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV+23.mp3 Summertime Gatherings In The 1960s Mary Block recalls summertime gatherings at Sutil Point in 1960s; the Kids Contest; Smelt Bay barbecues; kids games & adult contests.   Episode #24   http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV+24.mp3 Whaling In 1869 In September 1869, Abel Douglas writes the Victoria Colonist to describe his experiences on board...
Vintage Vignettes 26 -35

Vintage Vignettes 26 -35

Come along for another audio exploration of Cortes Island’s past. In the third season, we explore a series of anecdotes ranging from the experiences of early homesteaders, to a resident bank robber, the birth of a new baby and raising the roof on Manson’s Hall. These brief episodes feature dramatized voices from the past with archive recordings of music from the “Old Timers”, a dance band that played locally for several decades. A joint project of Cortes Community Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives: Vintage Vignettes 26 -35. Episodes #32 & #33 are still in production and will be added when they are available. Episode 26 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV26.mp3 Ken & Hazel Hansen In 1955, Hazel and Ken Hansen and their family moved to Linnaea farm on Cortes Island. A tale of free range cattle, wolves and cougars. Episode 27 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV27.mp3 Student days In The 1950s Frank Hayes remembers his student days at Manson’s landing in the 1950s. Episode 28 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV28.mp3 The Bank Robber In 1947, Lorn Musclow was forced to move out of his his rental accommodations, to make way for summer tourists. The only house he could find was Herb Wilson’s vacant place in Cortes Bay. That’s where he came across an account of Wilson’s exploits as a bank robber, and found out why he moved to Salt Spring Island. This episode also includes the story from Musclow’s time on a police boat. Episode 29 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV29.mp3 Birth Robby Graham describes the complications involved with his son Victor’s birth, including a flight to the hospital in Campbell River. Episode 30 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/VV30.mp3 Homesteading In 1909 Excerpts from John Lambert’s diary about homesteading...

Vintage Vignettes

Have you ever wondered what life was like in a small island community in simpler times?  Imagine: no ferries, no electricity, few roads or cars, no medical services, ambulance or firefighters. Back then life was what you made of it, with the help of your neighbours. Local self-reliance meant gathering and growing food, rowing and walking to get around, and generally having a great deal of practical knowledge and skills. And making your own entertainment. But that doesn’t mean life was dull. Not at all.   Vintage Vignettes, a joint project of Cortes Community Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives, brings you “radio snapshots” of local life in simpler times. We focus on colourful characters and memorable events, from winter sledding to major earthquakes.  These brief episodes feature dramatized voices from the past with archive recordings of music from the “Old Timers”, a dance band that played locally for several decades. Cortes Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives thanks the whole crew of volunteers who bring Vintage Vignettes to you: Museum Research: Bonnie McDonald, Nancy Kendel, Lynne Jordan. Scripts: Brittany Baxter Production: Greg Osoba, David Rousseau, Andy Vine. Voice Coach: Anne Wasyliw Voice Actors: Elizabeth Anderson, Connie Brill, Andy Ellingsen, Bobo Fraser, Oriane Lee Johnston, Lynne Jordan, Patricia Leroux, John Nursall, Greg Osoba, Kim Paulley, Amy Robertson, David Rousseau, George Sirk, Sheryl Thompson, Anne Wasyliw, Rex Weyler. If you would like to sponsor a Vintage Vignette, please contact Cortes Radio at cortesradio@gmail.com, or call the museum at 250 935-6340. Episode #1 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/Vintage_Vignette_1_lost_teeth.mp3 Lost Teeth Hot off the press from the late 1940’s Whaletown National Enquirer! Episode #2...