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1924
Anonymous: The year Marie was elected, a ground-breaking moment in Guernsey politics. Guernsey women, over 30, had only secured the right to vote 4 years earlier so she really was a remarkable pioneer.

1925
Denise Fallaize: In honour of Winifred May who always believed in me.

1926
Shelaine Green: For Ina, thank you for teaching me the essence of what makes us who we are.

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1929
Sue Aldwell:
The year both my parents were born.

 

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1930

1931
Jennifer Strachan: For the birth year of my Mother, Joan, who nurtured my ambition to learn, travel and work hard to achieve my dreams. A true feminist who is passionate about politics and the art of the possible.

1932
Jo May: The year my dear Mum was born. Mum has had to show so much strength and courage throughout her life. A true ‘Guernsey Donkey’ who even today is extremely interested in current affairs and follows closely what is going on in the States of Guernsey. Who knows, in another life she may have dipped her toes into political waters.

1933
Michelle Le Clerc: Marie Randall would have been 51. This would have been the same age as I was first elected to the States and stood for St Peter Port district.

1934
Carla Bauer: A tribute to both my parents who were born in 1934, and my thanks to them for their inspiration, support and encouragement particularly when, from time to time, I have taken a less conventional direction of travel!

1935
Linda Rolf: 1935 is the year my mother, Janet Brain, was born. She may not have described herself as a feminist but she absolutely brought me up to believe that women should be equal to men socially, economically and politically.

Christine Potter: For Eugénie, my unbelievably strong grandmother who as a young widow in Aleppo in 1935 took her small children to another country to start a new life. Her business acumen assured the future success of the family, even though she had never been formally educated. A true feminist who found a voice through her actions.

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1937
Martina Lenfestey: The birth year of Madeleine Albright. Born in the Czech Republic, the first woman to hold the role of Secretary of State in the US.

Dawn Tindall: As a tribute to my Mum who has campaigned for women’s rights in her own way and for my Dad who has supported her.

1938
Michelle Scott: My dad’s year of birth.

1939
Anonymous: To my grandmother in the year of my father’s birth who left all her family and all she knew to start a new life in a new country and raised my father in such a way that he raised me equal to my brothers and never doubting I could do anything they could do.

 

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1940
Vicky Groulef: For my grandad, Frank Paul, a true feminist and my hero in a cardigan.

Diane Mitchell: My Grandma, Susan Marquis, was widowed when the bombing happened on the White Rock. She was 45, a mother of 11, some in the forces, some evacuated and some remaining during the war. She raised her family during those years with help from the church. She had no pension or handout from her husband Alfred’s employers. She was a stoic and stalwart on the island.

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1945
Soroptimist International of Guernsey: The first year that all the women of Guernsey were given the vote.

1946
Hayley North: For Dad, who always kept reminding me that I could do anything (he was almost right 😀).

1947
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1948

1949
Zoe Lihou: The year my mother, Denise Blundell was born. A strong force and influencer in my life. Without her strength and support, not to mention tolerance of my head strong ways, would not have allowed me to carve the path I have taken.

 

 

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1950
Leyla Yildirim: To Christine, who bestowed to me her gritty, determined and resilient spirit – to bring about a more equal world.

1951
Joanna Jezewska-Oudhof: For my father, Witold Andrzej Jezewski (born in 1951), who encouraged me to be strong, to believe I deserve equal opportunities as a woman and above all to be independent. Forever missed.

1952

1953
Anonymous:
My sister Sarah’s year of birthday. She made her career in teaching and still continues to tutor in her retirement. She is a real inspiration to get involved in the community. She has been active in her union, ran her local cricket club with a focus on giving youngsters opportunities and the first to help anyone.

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