The school bell rang from many locations over the years, but never from the school. And the townsfolk set their timepieces by it
by CAMPBELL CORK
Some towns used to let the folks know the time of day by blowing the fire siren. Others relied on the steam whistle of a local factory to wail out the hours. The blasts from the bells and whistles were a way of letting the people know when to stop for lunch, when to come in from playing or when work was to start.
The town of Tiverton, Bruce County, relied on the school bell to keep them on time. It was a bell with a long history, which continues to the present day. This school bell rang from many locations over the years, but never from the school.