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St Dennis and Goss Moor - Women's Land Army

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Kenneth H. Rickard
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St Dennis and Goss Moor, Cornwall
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28 November 2005

This story has been added by CSV volunteer Linda Clark on behalf of the author Kenneth H. Rickard. It is an extract from a book he wrote in 2004 called 'St Dennis and Goss Moor', published by Halsgrove of Tiverton. They fully understand the site's terms and conditions.

With the majority of able-bodied men having been conscripted into the Services, farming, along with other industries, was short of labour. The contribution of schoolchildren was far from filling the gap so the Women's Land Army was formed. Women from cities and non-rural areas were conscripted and allocated to various farming areas. The Land Army Girls, as they were known, were billeted on farms where they worked with local families.
They soon became accustomed to their work which they carried out with enthusiasm. After the war, some of the women stayed in the St Dennis and Indian Queens localities and married local men.

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