Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Margaret Jeanne Perry
|Name||Perry, Margaret Jeanne|
|Date of birth||4 May 1924|
|Joined WLA||22 March 1943|
|Left WLA||18 January 1949|
|Trained||Luton Hoo & Ravensden.|
|Employed||Employed by private farmers in the Eyeworth area nr. Sandy and by Beds. War Ag. at Silsoe and Ravensden, where she was Forewoman.|
|Further information||Former sales ledger clerk, aged 18. Living in Luton,
Bedfordshire at enrolment. Margaret and
Mary Clarke, a fellow land girl, lodged with Mr and Mrs Frank Brim in a cottage in the high Street, Eyeworth.
She took one year course at Northamptonshire Institute of Agriculture, Moulton, before returning to become a trainer at the Ravensden Training Hostel. Demobilised.
Margaret Perry with milk churns
Margaret Perry (far right) with trainee land girls setting off for local fields to learn arable crop skills at Ravensden.
Margaret in 2002
|Oral Reminiscence||Listen to Margaret's reminiscences of life in the Ravensden Training hostel. Extract from interview with Stuart Antrobus. The full interview is lodged with the sound archive of the Imperial War Museum: Margaret Chessum.|
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