The bankruptcy of their hardware store forces Jack and Honey Bailey to move their young family to New Bedford, a small town where Jack’s affluent family owns a silver mine. When Jack is killed in an accident soon after their arrival, his mother informs Honey that she is no longer welcome in the Bailey home. Knowing that she cannot support her three children Hub, Fat and Violet on her own, Honey is forced to leave them with her mother-in-law while she looks for work in a nearby town. Set in Ontario in the 1930s, Wind at My Back follows Honey, her children and the Bailey family through the difficulties brought on by the Great Depression.
Based loosely on the books Never Sleep Three to a Bed and The Night We Stole the Mountie’s Car by Max Braithwaite, Wind at my Back tells the story of the Bailey family through the Great Depression. It was created by Canadian film maker Kevin Sullivan, who produced other programs like Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea.