Betty Gilpin’s Journey as a WWII ‘Bomb Girl’

A wonderful time was had by the crowd of over 30 plus individuals who came out on Wednesday, April 3rd to St. Mary’s April Parish Lunch Program.  This month we had our own Betty Gilpin share her experiences of the Second World War.  Betty spoke about her 4 years at the ‘Defence Industries Limited – DIL’  Munitions Plant that was located in present day Ajax during the war.  Betty shared her experiences and memories from the war and her work in the plant, starting at 35 cents an hour.  Betty was one of over 6,000 young Canadian women who laboured round the clock to support the war effort.

Please enjoy these pictures from our time together at April’s luncheon.




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