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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Peggy Evelyn Shaw

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Name Shaw, Peggy Evelyn
Date of birth 25 February 1929
Place at enrolment Garboldisham, Norfolk
Joined WLA 12 May 1947
Left WLA 14 April 1949
WLA No. [Not known]
Trained [Not known]
Employed Farms in Holt, Norfolk, then the Beds. War Ag. at Sharnbrook House Hostel.
Married name Brown
Further information [No official record available]
Former village store clerk, aged 19.
Married US serviceman Jerald Paul Brown, on 8 March 1950 in Garboldisham. He was stationed with the US Air Force at RAF Sculthorpe. They moved to the USA for one year, then returned for 3 years at Lakenheath. Peggy, aged 80, living in Richmond, Kentucky, received her Veterans Badge from the British Government in 2008 and "was very proud of it".
Peggy Shaw

Peggy Shaw as a 19 year old land girl

Bolnhurst hostel

(L to r) Peggy Shaw and Doris Harris
Sunday 17 February, 1944

The wedding of land girl Olive Turner in London c.1944

The wedding of land girl Olive Turner in London c.1944
(l-r) Peggy Shaw, Grace Buckeridge, Mary Warner, Eric Sharp, Olive Sharp née Turner (bride), Zeita Trott (bridesmaid), Doreen Kempster, Mabel Bone, Doris Harris

Peggy Shaw Recent

Peggy Brown (née Shaw) in 2009 visiting England


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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