Nassau, Bahamas - The next Bahamas Historical Society talk will be on Thursday
28th October at 6pm – “The life and times of Dame
Marguerite Pindling” by Dame Marguerite with an introduction from Dr Gail
Saunders, author of “Dame Marguerite Pindling: A Biography”. There
will be a book signing afterward.
Marguerite Pindling (pictured above) was
born to Reuben and Viola McKenzie in the settlement of Long Bay Cays, South Andros, on 26 June 1932; she
herself as 'just
a barefoot girl from Andros'.
Moving to Nassau in 1946, she lived with her sister Louise and attended the Western Senior School. After leaving school, her first job was with noted photographer Stanley Toogood. Later she worked for Colyn Rees and soon met Lynden Pindling, a London-trained lawyer. Following a courtship of a little over a year, they married on 5 May 1956. Shortly after the wedding Lynden Pindling was elected to the House of Assembly and would serve until 1997, when he
retired after being elected nine consecutive times. In 1967 he became Premier and later Prime Minister, a post he held until 1992.
Throughout his term in office, Lady Pindling gave her husband her
determined, energetic and loyal support. Besides the devotion she showed to Sir Lynden and his political career, she undertook much charitable work, cared for her
a Bahamian icon. She was honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007, being named a Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint
Michael and Saint George.
- Obi, Leslie, Michelle and Monique -
and Dame Marguerite
is now a proud grandmother of six.
Saunders, pioneer Archivist and former Director of
author and co-author of a number of books, including Islanders
in the Stream (volumes 1 and 2), Slavery in The Bahamas 1648-1838, Bahamian Loyalists and Their Slaves, and Nassau's Historic Landmarks. She is a long time
member and past president of the Bahamas Historical Society.
The Bahamas Historical Society (BHS)
a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in Bahamian
History and to the collection and preservation of material relating
thereto. Its Headquarters, the former IODE Hall, was a gift from the
Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE). BHS is on Shirley
Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Nassau.
talks at our museum corner of Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue Parking at
the ex Psilinakis carpark north of the museum on Elizabeth Ave. Entrance
via First Caribbean Bank on Shirley Street. – Thanks to Manager Byron
Miller (Thanks to Philippa Moss COB English Dept for Map below)