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Dorothy Clayden

Dorothy Clayden

This series of posts charts Dorothy Clayden’s time in the Women’s Land Army form 1942 to 1946. This final post in our series brings together some documents concerning VE Day and the end of Dorothy’s service in 1946.

Dorothy’s daughter Judi Wilkinson recounts how her mother’s time in the WLA provided her with the skills to grow and maintain a successful and productive vegetable and fruit garden for over 30 years.

In later life, Dorothy had a successful career as a college lecturer in hairdressing.

Many thanks to Dorothy’s daughter Judi for sharing with me the photos and correspondence of her mother’s time in the WLA.


A letter sent to Dorothy about VE Day.

A letter sent to Dorothy about the giving of holiday for VE Day.

 

A letter sent to Dorothy about a dance happening at the reopening of the WLA club.

A letter sent to Dorothy about a dance happening at the reopening of the WLA club.

 

Dorothy's WLA Certficate

Dorothy’s WLA Certficate