Some of the women who were volunteers during the Second World War finally take their place at the front at the official launch of A Woman on the Waterfront Project. Second from left to right: Peggy McAlpine, Ruth Graham, Marjorie Lindsay, Charlotte Guy Jeffries and Helen Colwell. Far left is June O’Brien, whose aunt, May Feetham, was a Red Cross auxiliary nurse. In the second row in the middle is Peter Doig, whose grandmother was Beatrice Myrden, another Red Cross nurse.
From left: Peggy McAlpine, Tookie Wilson, Marjorie Lindsay and Charlotte Guy Jeffries look on as the launch officially begins.
Helen Colwell (left) and Charlotte Guy Jefferies were both volunteers with the Halifax Concert Party. Charlotte played the accordian and Helen was a dancer. They had not seen each other in 70 years.
Janet Guildford, chair of the Halifax Women’s History Society, announces the official launch of the Woman on the Waterfront Project.
Halifax Regional Municipality Councillor Jennifer Watts (at the podium) speaks to the crowd at the launch as Janet Guildford, chair of the Halifax Women’s History Society, looks on.
Marjorie Lindsay, a Second World War volunteer, speaks for the group of volunteer women at the launch.
100-year-old Peggy MacAlpine, a Second World War volunteer, talks to Myra Freeman, former Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.
Society Chair Janet Guildford introduces her daughter-in-law, Maya Williams, who is wearing her grandmother-in-law’s wedding dress. Jean Vey Diamond married Thomas Kerr Guildford in 1945 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Society chair Janet Guildford is interviewed by Global Television for its evening newscast.
Marjorie Lindsay, Second World War volunteer and launch spokeswoman for the volunteers, speaks to Metro News reporter Stephanie Taylor.
Photos by Jessie Redmond Photography