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Nancy Rebecca "Ann" Preston

Womens Land Army

from:Harbourne, Birmingham

My mother Nancy Preston was in the WLA and was stationed at a farm in Bradley Green near Feckenham, Worcestershire, she was known as Ann. She met my father who was in the RAF and was stationed nearby. They used to go to dances in Feckenham and Redditch. Sadly she is no longer with us and I struggle to remember her stories but I know she loved her time in the WLA. She learnt to drive while on the farm. At one time she was living in a caravan with another girl who apparently used to 'borrow' her clothes - much to my mother's annoyance. She said the caravan was bitterly cold during the winter.

She loved feeding the calves. She also worked in greenhouses growing tomatoes. I now live not far from where she was stationed and dearly wish I had asked her more, particularly the name of the farm.










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