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Portrait to honour the Island’s first female MP

A portrait depicting Bermuda’s first female Member of Parliament, Edna Watson, will be unveiled in the House of Assembly today.

The oil portrait by local artist Dianna Tetlow, was commissioned by the Paget Parish Council to commemorate Bermuda’s 400th anniversary.

Council members also decided to honour Ms Watson for her “significant achievements”. Ms Watson represented the parish of Paget and served in the House from 1948 to 1953.

Bermudian historian Meredith Ebbin will read Ms Watson’s biography. Ms Tetlow will be on hand to discuss the work that went into creating the oil painting, followed by the presentation of the portrait.

The unveiling ceremony begins at 12.45pm.

A portrait of Edna Watson, Bermuda’s first female MP, will be unveiled at the House of Assembly today. Ms Watson represented Paget as an MP between 1948 and 1953. The artwork was painted by Dianna Tetlow.

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Published July 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 19, 2013 at 12:24 am)

Portrait to honour the Island’s first female MP

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