The History Project 1

UPDATE: Thanks to Sandra Allen and others, we think we have all the names! This was a UCW luncheon for senior members given by “junior” members, in December 1995.

Front row: Louise Smith, Myrtle Buchanan, Bunny Craig, Gladys Bush, Mary McDowall(?), Phyllis Dearn (?), Marg Bowker

Back row: Vera Leszkowicz, Agnes Ackerman, Jean Gillebrand, Hazel Long, Jean Gallup, June Pettes, Pauline Anderson, Doris Purcell, Lina Ludlow, Iris Allen.


Here at SouthWest, we have a lot of history! We can trace it all the way back to 1899 with the founding of Verdun Methodist Church. A lot of paperwork was recently sent to the National Archives, but we still have heaps of photos lying around that are not labelled. The image above just says “1995” on the back, but none of the ladies are identified. It was taken in our church hall (Crawford Park United at the time) and the matching corsages suggest the ladies were being honoured for something. With your help, I’m hoping to put names to as many faces as possible. Call or e-mail the office if you can help! 514-768-6231.

Also, a few weeks back, along with an interview, I ran a wedding picture of Dorothy and Dennis Brown, with Rev. Jones at Verdun United. It seems that wedding couples were often posed in a similar way as they signed the register. The picture below recently came to light. Can anyone identify the couple? Do you have your own wedding photo to add to the collection? I’d love to hear from you.