Echoes of the Explosion: Honora's Walk

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Honora is a nurse at the Victoria General Hospital, but she can't seem to find her shoes. Walk with Honora through downtown and south end Halifax as she remembers what happened the morning of December 6th, 1917.

This walking tour explores the true events of the Halifax Explosion, December 6th, 1917, through the eyes of a fictional character.

This story contains details of a graphic nature which some listeners may find disturbing.

IMPORTANT: During the COVID19 pandemic, users are responsible for remaining up to date on the latest public health recommendations provided by the provincial government. Please maintain social distancing and observe all applicable public health guidelines during this time, as ever. Stay safe.


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Shanlon GilbertShanlon Gilbert

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The Echoes


1. The Waterfront

*IMPORTANT* At the time of release, Nova Scotia is under a state of emergency due to the COVID19 pa…

2. Irishtown

For clarification on elements of the audio, please see the below footnotes: 4. By “cathedral” Hono…

3. Morris St.

8. Based on personal narratives collected by Archibald MacMechan after the disaster, the news of the…

5. Victoria General Hospital

21. “Queerest assortment of vehicles imaginable”- direct quote from the personal narrative of Miss C…

4. Catholic Cemetery

15. Citizens went about barricading their houses against the winter chill as quickly as possible. 1…

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