Coast Reporter Radio: A hero named Winkie and remembering Colonel Spranklin

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We step away from politics as councillors and directors settle into their new roles on the Coast and dive into history with two little-known stories. 

 
Ann Watson, Sechelt community archivist, tells us about a wooden ratchet that was used to sound out the end of the Second World War and then takes us to Scotland to tell us about Winkie the war hero.
 
Then, we head to Molly's Reach, the iconic restaurant in the heart of Gibsons made famous by the Beachcombers television show. We speak with John Wade and David Croal about a little-known character named Colonel Spranklin.
 
Show Notes:
 
Our story about the air raid warning ratchet:
 
Look out for the story about Colonel Spranklin and the Beachcombers next week.
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