Pheobe Holder in uniform |
( nee Mulerine ) came to Glasbury from Liverpool to work for the
Land Army. She was a telephone operator from Walton.
Whilst working in Glasbury she met and married Lesley Holder, a
farmer of Prospect farm, Cwm-bach, Glasbury, and in November 1944
they had a baby girl.
Pheobe went to Llandrindod Wells hospital for the birth of their
baby. It cost them £11 and 8 shillings for the hospital bed
and £3 and 3 shillings for the doctor ( see attached Bill
). In those days hospital fees were applicable and having a baby
usually equated to a fortnights rest and recovery.
They lived in a cottage at Ffynnon Gynydd but this proved to be
too isolated and quiet for Pheobe and eventually they both moved
to Walton, Liverpool - her home town.
Pheobe was on the Movitone News in the cinema and portrayed as the
first women in the Land Army to drive a farm tractor.
The hospital bill prior to "Free
at the point of service"