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Joyce Stokes

Land Army

My mother served in the land army during wartime and enjoyed it so much she went back after the war had finished! She was based in Hertfordshire in a big old house - something like Lydial Hall. Her name then was Joyce Stokes, she had a mass of blonde curls, and was always as brown as a berry. She drove big trucks also, sometimes transporting POWs, including a few blond, blue-eyed Aryan soldiers - which she found unsettling! From her tales to us about this time it sounds a lot of fun - being young helped that, I suppose lots of dancing etc - and certainly not following all the rules! It would be lovely if someone remembered my mum










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