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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Doreen 'Dawn' Skeggs

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Name Skeggs, Doreen 'Dawn'
Date of birth 3 April 1927
Born Manor Park, London
Joined WLA 21 September 1943
Left WLA 31 March 1950
WLA No. 138044
Trained On the job.
Employed Employed by Beds. War Ag. at Milton Ernest hostel.
Married name Filby
More information Former shop assistant, aged only 16½ (but got away with it!). Transferred to Bedfordshire 2 December 1943. Left on completion of contract.
Last post-war forewoman at Milton Ernest hostel.
Dawn Skeggs at entrance to Milton Ernest hostel

Dawn in 1943

Hitching a lift

Dawn Skeggs and Evelyn Hayers hitching a lift

Dawn Skeggs 2002

Dawn in 2002

Milton Ernet get together 2010

(left to right) Ann Haynes née Brodrick, Kathleen Cox née Hopkins, Dawn Filby née Skeggs, Mary Smith née Pakes (cutting cake) Trixie Schreiner née Saunders, Irene Saunders née Cook, Peggy Albertson née Davis, Hilda Hicks née Bright
See more about the Milton Ernest get together (August 2010) on the Recent News page.


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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