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Women's Land Army
There are 10 messages in this section.

Ruth Boreham from Edinburgh, Scotland. Posted 27 Mar 2003.
I am currently doing research into the Women's Land Army with the view to maybe writing a book, and would love to be able to contact people who were either in the Land Army or who had contact with the Land Army to find out about their experiences. Any information will be gratefully received.
James Hastie from Edinburgh. Posted 13 Feb 2004.
Hi Ruth
I have a welcome members book for the Timber corps signed by 24 members of the glenkindie camp Aberdeen shire. if you are interested
please let me know.

Kathleen J. Nemaric from Florida, USA. Posted 10 Mar 2004.
I don't know if this is too late, but I know a woman who was in the WLA during WWII and I believe she served in Scotland. If you are still looking for sources of information for your book, please let me know and I will find out if she is interested in being contacted. She is now 83 years old and a real charmer.

gill stevenson from UK. Posted 26 Apr 2004.
My Mother spent some years in the Womens Land Army during and shortly after the last WW. She has vivid memories (!!) of the work, the employers, the girls, the dances, the POWs and much much more....

Ruth Boreham from Edinburgh. Posted 4 May 2004.
Dear James, Kathleen and Gill

Thank you very much for your postings. I am very much interested in hearing more - if you could contact me through my email address as I do not have contact details for you and maybe I can tell you a little more about my project.

My email address is

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes


Isobel van der Ziel from The Netherlands. Posted 23 Jul 2004.
My mum joined land army in 1942. Being a "townie" she set off to go out of the world into Crawfordjohn! Let me know if you want to contact her.

maisie williamson from thunder bay oncanada. Posted 14 Dec 2004.
Hi. I was in the land army in Inverness. If you are still interested let me know.

Ruth from Edinburgh. Posted 17 Jan 2005.
Dear Maisie

I would be very interested to talk to you about your experiences - and anyone else out there as well. I don't have any contact details for you - please email me.


Connie Murdoch from Ontario, Canada. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
My mother was Maisie Williamson that posted an email regarding the Land Army in Aberdeen. My Mother passed away on February 27th, followed shortly after by my father on May 6th. There's was a love story out of a romance novel. After my Mom passed away my Dad said many times "how can I live without my rosy cheeked Land Army Lass"? They were married over 60 years. In fact, my Dad's funeral was on their 61st anniversary. We wanted to reunite them that day. My Dad was in the Canadian Forestry Corps and was stationed very near where my Mom was in (spelling phonetically because I've never seen it written) Ar-ti-seer?? The barracks was just across a meadow from the Land Army girls accomodations. If I can provide any information, please let me know. I wish my Mother were still here to answer this for you.

frances smith from wales. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
my mother was a lumberjill in dumfries scotland her name was catherine harrigan sadly my mum passed away may 16 this year but would love to hear from anyone who remembers her

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