70th Anniversary of Land Girl parade through Bedford, Princess Elizabeth’s first public engagement
Today marks 70 years since 600 Bedfordshire land girls paraded through Bedford on 14 February 1946 before a 19-year old Princess Elizabeth (now Her Majesty the Queen). This was her first public engagement on her own.
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The photos below show a small display for February, produced by Stuart for Bedford Central Library to celebrate the annivesary. All photos courtesy of Stuart Antrobus.