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Stories categorised in 'Land Army'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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My Memories of the Women's Land Armyicon for Recommended story

We would cycle into Leominster and leave our bikes at the local fire station the fellows would look after...

Breaking the Code: A WAAF at Bletchleyicon for Recommended story

While scanning the Cathode Ray screens with their brilliant green blips and the circles marking off the...

War Years in the Timber Corpsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

A toad lived in the wall opposite my back door, and the Post Office had a lovely garden with a lily pond...

In the Land Army and ATSicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

With the declaration of war came the 'blackout', and the 'blackout curtains'. All the...

Women's Land Armyicon for Recommended story

My uniform consisted of cordrouy breeched, strong brown leather shoes, long woollen socks, fawn cotton...

The Land Army: New Bikes and Good Friendsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

As it came up to the first Christmas in the Land Army the Cluitts offered me a goose to take home for...

The Women's Land Army: We Will Never Forgeticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

No-one seemed to know what we were, even though many girls were conscripted into the Land Army. Those of us...

Tractor Driver Betty - Part 2 (1943-1949)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The last two years of my Land Army days I was transferred to East Sussex and employed by the East Sussex...

How I Loathed those Beetroot and Cheese Sandwichesicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On joining I was posted, along with about 30 other Land Girls, to a WLA hostel in Letterston, in...

Memoirs of a Land Girlicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Often, I would join forces with other Land Girls in Malton and enjoy dancing at the Malton Rooms and other...

My War: The 'Invasion' of the Hampshire Downsicon for Recommended story

OTHER THAN SEEING BATCHES OF LAND GIRLS GOING ABOUT THEIR DUTIES,” SHEP” WALKING HIS FLOCK OF...

Why the Land Army?icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

A representative from the Land Army called to see me whilst I was mowing thistles with a scythe,. I was...

The Swing of a Lanternicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Most of us, were assigned to a trainee farm run by a Miss Smith and a profoundly deaf young girl called...

A Land Girl's experienceicon for Recommended story

But it seems that, despite the ample opportunities for fraternising with men, most of the girls abided by...

Tractor Driving in the Land Armyicon for Recommended story

One day we were in a big field with no hedges and Jean had the tractor parked, when several of us girls...

From the Land Army to the WAAF by Vera Roeicon for Recommended story

I came back home first and then went to Insworth, Gloucestershire, then Weston-Super-Mare, Penarth in Wales...

In the Golden Valley: A Land Girl Remembers.icon for Recommended story

I lived & worked for nearly two years with the Williams family at Upper House Farm Snodhill, Dorstone,...

Hard Timesicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

One day, one of my school friends came home on leave from the Women's Land Army looking all healthy and...

The Lumberjills of Scotlandicon for Recommended story

Our accommodations there were primitive, wooden huts, wood burning stoves, Tilley lamps and army cots with...

In the Land Armyicon for Recommended story

At the age of 19 and still working at Crabtrees I had an accident with a piece of unguarded machinery and...

Shoeing A Horse In The Land Armyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I went in the Land Army when I was 17 and was sent to Kent,. When I was first told where I...

Salley's Waricon for Recommended story

In 1940 I lived in Bromborough, near Port Sunlight, and I commuted to work through the Mersey Tunnel to...

The Land Army, D-Day and Double Summer Timeicon for Recommended story

Doodle-bugs and tin hats Soon after the flying bombs started they were nicknamed doodle-bugs. They were...

A Land Girl's Lot: In Nottinghamshireicon for Recommended story

One dark beige knee length wool overcoat Beige felt hat with badge Beige vortex working shirts One light...

From High Heels to Wellies: In the Women's Land Armyicon for Recommended story

We were employed by Sir Roland Hodge in Surrey for a period on his farm and with his great kindness invited...

A Ring of Shrapnel: Memories of a Land Girl in Peacehavenicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was working on the land, casual work — hoeing, picking peas, gathering potatoes by hand - in all...

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