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Land Army Girl in Mirfieldicon for Story with photo

When I was twenty years of age I was sent to work on a farm in Mirfield in West Yorkshire as a...

Life in the Women's Land Army

Childhood dreams of a lovely old farmhouse with cows and sheep in green fields were soon shattered when I...

Tending Cows in the Land Armyicon for Story with photo

Before arriving at the estate I had had no previous dairying experience and had to get up every morning at...

An Interview With My Gran

Eggs we only got once a week so we used them all a once on a Sunday as a huge shed load...

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Warwickshire Land Girl

I joined in March and soon it was potato planting, four girls sat on this planter towed by a tractor,...

Life of a Land Girl

During WW2 my mum – Janet Sproat Johnstone and my aunt were both in the Land Army. My uncle Bill...

Land Army Daily Life

The food was almost non-existant — after twelve hours work we came back to a couple of sticky buns...

Keeping the Flag Flying in WW2icon for Story with photo

Land girls had extra cheese, bacon and cake rations... My last move was to Audlem Hostel — ‘The...

A Busy War

I enjoyed driving, and I felt that I was doing something useful, and what's more I was stationed in a...

Overpaid, Oversexed and Over Here

Marlborough Road, Broome Manor Lane, Coate Water, Chiseldon. I used to go down to Coate Water to write a...

Potatoes, Pitchforks and Poultryicon for Story with photo

I was 18 and living in Castleford, West Yorkshire when I enlisted in the Land Army. At South Kyme I did...

The Woman's Land Armyicon for Story with photo

Quite often land was being cultivated for potatoes around the industrial hostels for factory workers in the...

Land Girl (J.Shakespeare)

Shortly afterwards I joined the Land Army. I left the Land Army in 1948, just as it was winding down....

Land Army Memories

After I joined the land army I lived at Sutton Hoo, and learned to milk cows there... We had to wash the...

Land Army Girl and ATS

However I didn't feel I was doing a great deal for the war effort and the officials wouldn't send...

An Account of a Young Women at War

Before that from the ages of 15-19, I worked at Keir hospital in Dunblane - a prewate house turned into a...

Memories of Land Army Girl, Mary McGivern

I travelled down from Manchester to Buckinghamshire with a few other girls I met at the station....

The Land Army Girl and the Americans

At 18 I did not want to be called up so I volunteered for the land army, where I was sent to...

Land Army Memories Hazel & Doris

We went to the same school, but then only met up again as Land Army girls up at Sutton Hoo....

Christina Ward-Land Army Girl

I was a Land Army girl sent from Ravensthorpe to Norfolk, and I had never been any further than Leeds. One...

My 2½ Years In The Land Armyicon for Story with photo

I've got lots of good memories from them days; for one, I was landed on good lodgings — which was...

Helmingham: Rural Suffolk in the War.

My father worked at Helmingham Hall, the Tolemache Estate. In 1940 I ended at Parson's School,...

A Good Enough Reason...: Handing Out Ration Books and Service in the Land Army

A friend suggested the Land Army and I said no because I was terrified of cows; but we went in... I stuck...

On a Norfolk Farm in Wartime

They lived on the Plumstead Road near the prison in a bungalow they had had built for them – it was...

Wartime Memories - The Land Armyicon for Story with photo

I joined the Womens Land Army in May 1940 and in January 1944 I was sent to work on an 18 acre...

Various Stories: Life in the Land Army

I was in the Land Army....

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