Brent Knoll, Somerset
Land Girl, Women’s Land Army, 1944–1950
Mary grew up in Weston-super-Mare. After joining the Woman’s Land Army she trained at Steanbow Farm in Pilton.
Mary then worked at a farm in Watchfield near Highbridge where she milked cows and did general farm work, including tractor driving.
Later she returned to Steanbow where she became part of the relief milking team, riding a motorbike to various farms on her round. She remained in the Land Army until it was disbanded in 1950. Mary married a dairy farmer and settled near Brent Knoll.