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Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Mary 'Mickie' Ursula Hickey

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Name Hickey, Mary 'Mickie' Ursula
Date of birth 14 July 1925
Born London
Joined WLA 15th February 1943
Left WLA 19th July 1947
WLA No. 107329
Trained On the job
Employed Employed by Beds. War Ag. at Leighton Buzzard, Kensworth and Whipsnade hostels.
Married name Cutler
Further information Former window dresser in boutique, then wartime paint sprayer, aged 17 on enrolment to WLA.  Living in Luton, Bedfordshire on enrolment.
She remembered that, when at Kensworth Hostel, land girls were locked in the library when American soldiers were around, for their protection. Although petite, a farmer had to grudgingly admit, "I tell you what, girl, you're the only woman who knows how to use a pitchfork." Demobilised. article no. A5484152
You can read a poem by Mary in Land Girl Poetry: Women's Land Army.
Mary Hickey

Mary Hickey

Wardown Park Farm Sunday parade, June 1943

'Farm Sunday' Parade, Wardown Park,Luton, June 1943
(l-r) Mary Hickey (x) and Daisy Beard, Forewoman, leading the parade.

Kensworth Land Girls

(l-r) Betty ?, Mary Hickey and May Marsberg


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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