About Anna L Walford (Turney)
Anna Turney (born 5 July 1979) is a British alpine skier. Turney uses a sit-ski in competitions and has represented Great Britain at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
Turney was a promising snowboarder, until an accident on the slopes of Yamagata in Japan left her paralysed from the waist down. She spent five weeks in hospital in Japan before being returning to Britain. She met her husband, Peter Walford, a physiotherapist, while she was attending a rehabilitation course.
Anna Turney can trace her farming heritage back some 300 years. Her family were originally tenant farmers on the Duke of Bedford’s estate.
From 1919 her grandfather, Thomas Turney, rented an arable and chicken farm at Quinton near Northampton, where he raised six sons and a daughter. All his sons became farmers, two of them emigrating to New Zealand, while the other four (including Anna’s dad) farmed in partnership for 30 years. The arable and dairy farming business developed to about 3,000 hectares spread over Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Dad and his youngest brother still farm together as Turney Farming.