Zeita Trott, aged 17, in her new land girl uniform in the summer of 1942 when she joined the Women’s Land Army [WLA] in Bedfordshire. She was based at Bolnhurst hostel in the north of the county and travelled out in mobile gangs each day to work on local farms. She left on medical grounds in 1945 after injury at work. She later married and became Mrs Holes.
Zeita enjoying a laugh at the launch, October 2008, of Stuart Antrobus’s book “We wouldn’t have missed it for the world” on the WLA in Bedfordshire in the 1940s.
Zeita Holes celebrating her 90th birthday in March 2015, together with Stuart Antrobus, who researched the history of the WLA in Bedfordshire, and her daughter, Pauline Robins, who had come over to Bedford with her family and grandchildren, from her home in California.
Please click here to see more on Zeita’s service record.