Your Wardsville cinema presented rebellion film May 12 at United Church:
Twenty of us were there to view this R.H. Thomson Canadiana film that was released in 1985. Another story about the Rebellion of 1837. The film colour was dark (there were no electric lights in 1837) and the sound was garbled but the film described the part of the story that we all know about –vaguely: William Lyon Mackenzie’s ill-fated revolt that went wrong on Yonge Street in early December 1837.
This story that we DON’T know tells how the farmers of southwestern Ontario were left exposed after the revolt failed. The news of failure did not travel fast enough to the re-inforcements and the “traitors” had to run for their lives. Dr. Duncombe and Joshua Doan were two of the leaders from our rural communities that hiked it to the U.S. Duncombe got across the river after his overnight in Wardsville but Joshua Doan eventually went to the gallows.
- Movie review at http://www.utopiapictures.com/SLinfo.html