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Protecting the Pansiesicon for Recommended story

My Mother joined the Land Army during the war, and was sent to grow vegetables on what had been the playing...

On the Land: In Northumberlandicon for Recommended story

On the land Hilda Humpherson. I was called up for the Land Army in 1944, and I went to a farm at...

The Cowgirls of Manstonicon for Recommended story

I was in the Land Army, stationed at Manston... I enjoyed milking the cows....

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A Shopgirls View Of World War 2

As a girl I had a choice of factory work, joining the land army girls or the forces. Jacks brother who was...

A Landgirl's Memories of WW2

She was the only member of the family who never married and nurtured a lifelong interest in agriculture and...

Wartime Experiences

Help soon came in the shape of 50,000 files, the German Naval Archives, discovered by the advancing Army in...

Tractor Driver Betty - Part 1 (1941-1943)icon for Story with photo

Back in the car we had to go, and from there we were taken to Todhurst Hostel for Land Girls, where some...

Betty Bennett Chepstow Memories

I joined the Chepstow Young Farmers’ Club where Philip was a member. I was late for my Cardiff and...

Life in the Women's Land Army Chapter 3

The sty was well out of sight of the farm buildings so, therefore, when the creature got out of its sty,...

Life in the Women's Land Army Chapter 1

With a little deception, and the collusion of a friend who was already in the Land Army, I finally...

Ruth Packer

The big house at Mount Ballan that was filled up with Land Girls, and there was another Land Army Hostel...

Women's Land Army — Sept. 1939 - Dec. 1942icon for Story with photo

Next morning it was up early to start in the cowshed at 6.00 a.m. and learn to milk - not with a...

Life in the Women's Land Army Chapter 2

I reported to the small school with 7 other land girls from other hostels, and I was soon to learn that...

Betty Bennett Chepstow Memories

One of the leading ladies painted the water colours of Chepstow Castle and the Arch that Larkfield staff...

Gwen Brockway - Diary of an Essex Girl (part 1)icon for Story with photo

A letter arrived form Sandy telling me that he had a weeks leave coming up, so he was making his way to...

Gladys Hudson - My Memoirs of WW2icon for Story with photo

I also had two elder sisters Rose and Hilda and a brother, John. The war in Europe was drawing to a close...

Memories of the Women's Land Army and Other Wartime Memories

Training at the Midland Agricultural College The trainee Land Army girls who had been sent to the College...

Life in the Women's Land Army Chapter 4

Despite the fact that even in 'civvies' we girls were obviously in the Land Army, with our...

Dairy Work - Irene Johnson (nee Mitchell)icon for Story with photo

The warden said a farmer wanted 2 girls to go into private billets as lots of girls from London had...

Working in the Women's Land Army - Irene Johnsonicon 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...

Land Army training

Goodnight, Pat xx" To help with the training, about 12 male students were kept on while the girls got...

Daphne Cross - Land Army Life -Part one

Having just been to Sparsholt, the agricultural college in Hampshire, for a year the choice was pretty...

North Creake

In 1942 I joined the Women's Land Army. A month later I received my uniform, consisting of 2 pairs of...

War Time Experiences: Working in the Evacuation Office and in the Land Army

When the Land Army Welfare Officer came round she said the place was not suitable for me and put me on...

From Brum to the Land Army

All right, they had 15 hours bombing, Coventry, we had between ten and fifteen hours every night for two...

My Life in World War 2icon for Story with photo

Next I applied to the Library, the Council House and the Telephone Exchange for a job, but no replies were...

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