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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Cynthia Winifred Linford

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Name Linford, Cynthia Winifred
Date of birth 10 July 1926
Place at enrolment Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Joined WLA 4 July 1944
Left WLA 18 April 1946
WLA No. 146894
Trained On the job
Employed Abbey Farm, Old Warden
Married name Clarke
Further information Before joining the WLA aged 17, Cynthia was employed as a clerk in the Whitbread Estate office at Southill. She was the daughter of the Whitbread head gamekeeper. She was able to continue living at her family home, Gothic Cottage in Southill Park, and travel each day to work. There were two other land girls employed on her farm. After she was demobilised she married Norman Clarke.
Cynthia Linford in her new land girl uniform in 1944. She worked at Abbey Farm, Old Warden from 1944 to 1946.


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