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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Elizabeth 'Liz' Mary Blair Day

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Name Day, Elizabeth 'Liz' Mary Blair
Date of birth 26 April 1913
Place at enrolment Dungee Farm, Odell, Bedfordshire
Joined WLA 22 November 1940
Left WLA 30 November 1950
WLA No. 36558
Trained Previous farm experience and training on the job in dairy farming (Garner's Dairy Farm, Kempston) and market gardening.
Employed Employed by private farmers: Issac Godber's nursery at Willington for 3-4 years, using horses. Employed by Beds. War Ag. at Cople House Hostel and elsewhere.
Married name (Unmarried)
Further information Appointed Forewoman. Part-time tutor at Ravensden training hostel. Mixed farming then country-wide responsibility for hostel gardens. Transferred to Northamptonshire for 3 months. From October 1947 - August 1948 attended full time horticulture course at Swanley (Kent Agriculture Institute), then did experimental agricultural work with gangs for Unilever at Colmworth, post-war. Awarded British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the Women's Land Army. Sister, Jane, also joined the WLA.
Liz Day tests a new rotavator

'Liz' Day tests a new rotavator for market gardens

Liz Day having her hair cut at Cople House hostel

Liz Day having her hair cut at Cople House hostel
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Liz Day

Liz Day in 2002


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