I am honoured and delighted to announce that I have received the first Royal Historical Society Undergraduate Public History Prize for my work on the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps. The prize, supported by the Institute for Historical Research and the Historical Association, recognises work by undergraduate students that responds in creative and […]
Remembering all those fallen heroes and heroines who have done their part for the country we live in today and made the ultimate sacrifice for you and me. We will always remember them. They shall grow not old They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, […]
It sounds like a match made in Hollywood. Boy meets girl, girl loses boy, boy finds girl on a different continent some 70 years later. But that’s not some writer’s fantasy. That’s the story of Gladys Lillicrap and Fred Davies, two Canadians who were in England — Lillicrap as a member of the Women’s Land […]
A talented artist has created a colourful display of poppies covering a tractor to show her support for the Women’s Land Army. Caroline Jones is currently decorating a Nuffield Tractor to remember those who served during the first and second world wars. Click here to read more on the Warrington Guardian.
‘Director Fiona Williams’s production is cleverly set in 1943 during the Second World War. The action takes place on a farm where two young women, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, have just completed their Women’s Land Army training. Their fidelity is tested by their soldier lovers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, as they pretend to leave for battle.’ To […]
Read all about Nancy Cooper’s time in the Women’s Land Army Studley, Alcester, Bidford and Shipston during the Second World War, in the latest WLA memoir. From Brewin Books: ‘In Down to Earth, Nancy Cooper gives us a glimpse into the real life of a seventeen year old young woman who is recruited into the […]