Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Jean Elizabeth Scotchford
|Name||Scotchford, Jean Elizabeth|
|Date of birth||30 April 1928|
|Joined WLA||26 March 1946|
|Left WLA||30 November 1950|
|Employed||Employed by Beds War Ag at
Cople House Hostel and
privately by Mr M.E. Tookey, Moat Farm,
Greenfield and Village Farm, Odell.
(Billeted in Horsefair Lane.)
|Further information||Former cashier, aged 17. Enrolled from Twickenham,
Middlesex. Started work on 6 April 1946. Transferred to Bedfordshire
4 May 1946. Gained a proficiency certificate in Milking and Dairy
Work at Hopes Farm, Thurleigh, July 1947. Cycled there from Odell on her gearless WLA bike. Was allowed a paid
holiday at the WLA Rest Break House,
LLandudno. Stayed on the land when WLA disbanded. Sister
Rosemary Minnie Scotchford also joined the WLA. Did general farm work.
One of the land girls who represented Bedfordshire at the final stand down parade at Buckingham Palace, London, 21 October 1950. See Bedfordshire Times, 25 October 1950, p6. They spent the night before sleeping in the deep shelter in Clapham and then on to the Wellington Barracks where they learned how to march. "We were so proud to be part of the parade up the Mall. It was a very moving moment marching behind the army band."
Jean Scotchford (second left) with Joyce Hulatt, German POWs and Mr Skevington Lodge MP for North Bedfordshire.
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