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May Phaby

Women's Land Army

I served in the Land Army for nine years in Cornwall from 1941 to 1950, when it disbanded. We had a review at Penzance by the Late King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. This was a great occasion in our Land Army lives, an unforgettable time.

I was mostly employed on dairy farms around West Cornwall. I still have my original badge,armlets,certificates and of course a lot of photographs. I would love to meet up with any former Land Girls who knew me to share our memories. My Land Army number was 39311 which I remember as clear as a bell.

I feel that all the Land Army girls helped to feed the nation, some even losing their lives, especially on the east coast. I continued in dairy farming up until the sixties when I married an ex-farmer, John Lawley.










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