MARJORIE FOWLER

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Marjorie Fowler was aged 77 when this photograph was taken. She was born in Winsham in 1926.

"My father worked as a gardener at Cricket [St Thomas] and he had to scythe all the lawns...

I left school at 14 and went into domestic service [in] 1940, pay 6/6d- a week. I was a between-maid and had to skin six rabbits a week. Later I worked at the sawmill in South Chard: better pay - £1 a week. There was still rationing when I got married."