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In celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, we re-post this image of 600 Bedfordshire land girls who paraded through Bedford on 14 February 1946 before a 19-year old Princess Elizabeth. This was her first public engagement on her own. Click here to see a video, hosted on the Bedfordshire Women’s Land Army website. Please note this will download a video on your computer. (Turn up sound volume for commentary and enlarge image.)

Bedfordshire land girls march past Princess Elizabeth down Bedford High Street on 14 February 1946 in a Victory parade

Bedfordshire land girls march past Princess Elizabeth down Bedford High Street on 14 February 1946 in a Victory parade

In celebration of the Queen’s 90th, Olive Allsup knitted a life-size figure of the Queen, alongside that of a Land Girl!