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BARDSLEY, Jeanne

CFHS Ref 505405
War WW II
Surname BARDSLEY
Forenames Jeanne
Service Women’s Land Army
Residence Oldham, Lancashire

Story

I was working at the stationery office and felt I needed to be out doing something. The stationery office was near Oldham, Lancashire. My boyfriend was in the forces. I was not yet 17, and I went down to the employment exchange and got the papers. My father had to sign them because I was not old enough to sign then. My mother went spare because she wanted me not to go, but my father said, “She has made her bed, let her lie in it.”

Published with permission from “Digging for Memories” by the Hyapatia Trust.