Posted by Susan Hollyman on 17 Jan 2009 at 06:27 pm | Tagged as: Eileen gets her Medal!
On the 16th January Eileen received her medal in recognition of serving during the war in the land army.
Keith Simpson MP arrived at 2.30pm to present a very surprised Eileen with her medal. Family had travelled from Kent, Essex & Hertfordshire to be with her. Denise had made a cake & decorated it with tractors & farm paraphernalia. Keith Simpson gave a short speech mentioning that his mother had also been in the land army. Eileen had been posted to Lincolnshire; where when confronted by the farm animals she had run! As a London girl she found life in the country very strange! A reporter came from the local press & a cameraman from Anglia TV, Eileen was a natural she spoke to both is now enjoying her fame!
Eileen with her Family