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Maud Penn

Women's Land Army

My dad Alan Aldred died recently. He was called up for service in the Second World War and met a landgirl from Sunderland called Maud Penn. My Dad was taken ill and went back to his home in Bedfordshire to recover. Maud wrote to my Dad but his mother did not deliver the letters to him, therefore Maud must have thought that Dad did not wish to keep in touch, which could not have been further from the truth.

I have since found several letters that Dad wrote about Maud. 50 years after he first met Maud, Dad wrote a letter stating how he had never forgotten her and how he had been trying to trace her for years.

Maud may have married, and there is a chance that she may no longer be alive. However, I feel that for Dad, I would like to see if I could trace Maud Penn or any of her family. My Dad was married to my mum for 52 years, but I know that he never forgot Maud.

If anyone remembers Maud, please contact me. I would love to find her so that I could pass Dad's message on to her, which he had tried to deliver himself for years without success.










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