Betty Hollingdale (née Sherwood)
First Name(s): Betty
Unmarried Surname: Sherwood
Married Surname: Hollingdale
Date of Birth: 15.5.1925
Place of Birth: Eastbourne
Date Joined WLA: May 1942
Date Left WLA: December 1946
Previous occupation: Worked in an office in Croydon.
6 months of training at Trengwainton in Cornwall.
Worked for a private farmer, Mt R.P Williams at Bullock Down Farm, Beachy Head, Meads. Carried out general farm work and miked by hand.
I lived with my Aunt and Uncle in farm worker cottage.
Life after the war
I married the Shepherd in 1945 and still lived on the farm after for 72 years.
I was interviewed in my garden by Des Lynam some years ago and spoke of my experiences. This was recorded and shown on TV.
I have no photos of war time as cameras were banned during the war as we lived close to the coast and radar station on Beachy Head.
Name: Betty Sherwood