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Hilda Florence Lucha

Women's Land Army

from:Lambeth, London

Just adding my mum's maiden name to this list of wonderful hard working women. My mum recieved her medal through the post exactly on her 92nd birthday.She was made up, and I so proud of her.

Mum worked at Chestnut Farm in Bury St Edmonds, Lincolnshire for about 7 years in all.In that time she had a transfer to North Wales to work at Lord Newbury's estate,but asked to return to Chestnut Farm till service was over.

There were 3 women on the farm in all. (Helen Mills and Muriel being the other two). Although she was quite a small person she was tough and a grafter, she enjoyed the hard work ,and her memories of that time she cherished.

In 1942 her younger brother Peter August Lucha wanted to join the war effort, he was a flight sergeant on a Lancaster bomber, on a training flight they crashed into a mountain all were killed, he was 22 years old . it broke mum's heart

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