Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Mabel E. Bracey
|Name||Bracey, Mabel E.|
|Date of birth||24 September 1919|
|Joined WLA||29 July 1941|
|Left WLA||30 November 1950|
|WLA No.||[Not known]|
|Trained||On the job.|
|Employed||Employed by a private farmer: (Lincolnshire hostel, then Higham Park, Rushden, Northamptonshire) then Park Farm, Clapham Bedford.|
|More information||Recruited in Huddersfield. Transferred to a Lincolnshire hostel in Sept 1941, then to Northamptonshire in Feb 1942. Served in Bedfordshire
from April to November 1950.
Dairy and general farming. Given a paid holiday at the WLA Torquay Rest Home for those land girls who had served long-term and were "run-down" or recovering from illness, Dec 1948.
Took part in the final "stand-down" parade, one of 500 land girls representing Bedfordshire at Buckingham Palace, 21 October 1950.
"We were proud to be part of the parade up the Mall" in the morning and attended a service at St Paul's Cathedral in the afternoon.
Married the farmer Edward Stratford in 1952.
Mabel Bracey with Joan and Sue on a rest break at Torquay, while staying at St. Elmo WLA Rest Break House.
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