Marjorie Iris Taylor (née Port)
First Name(s): Marjorie Iris
Unmarried Surname: Port
Married surname: Taylor
Date of Birth: 18/10/1926
Place of Birth: Surrey
Date joined WLA: 27/7/1946
Date left: 24/11/1950
WLA number: 174542
Previous occupation: Worked in a book shop and also a chocolate factory.
Post-war occupation: Worked at Chessington Zoo.
Reasons for joining: Felt it was a way to help the country get back on its feet.
Reasons for leaving: End of Land Army time.
Employed by: County War Agricultural Committee
Type of work undertaken: Planting potatoes and other vegetables and leading the plough horses much spreading and stacking.
Worked liked most and least: Leading the plough horses was favourite job.
Best and worst memories of time: The fun of being with girls of the same age and the sense of comradeship. The satisfaction of hard work well done. A seagull landing in her hand and vomiting up worms!
Worked with: Pat Dodson (known as Georgie), Pat Jobbins, Miss H.Robins, Miss S.Jones, Miss J. Hobbs (Jerry)
Opportunities to meet other Land Girls and Lumber Jills: The Aldershot NAAFI Club was open for dances.
Treatment by farmers or market gardeners: Pretty good overall.
Any other comments on time in the WLA: A wonderful time in my life.
Lived in a hostel, Dial House, Londown Road, Lower Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey.
Name: Helen Clare, Daughter