Oct 212015
 
65th Anniversary: WLA Disbandment Parade, London (1950)

Today is the 65th anniversary of the 21 October 1950 ‘Farewell Parade’ of 500 representative land girls from all the counties in England and Wales before Queen Elizabeth, their Patron, at Buckingham Palace, to mark the disbandment of the Women’s Land Army (the Women’s Timber Corps of ‘lumber jills’ was disbanded on 31 August 1946) . […]

Aug 012015
 
Special Photo of the Month: Land Girls celebrate Victory over Japan [VJ] Day on 15 August 1945

VJ Day finally marked the end of all fighting in the Second World War when Japan surrendered, following the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan on 6th and 8th August by the United States of America. There then began the very slow move back to normality in Britain, although food shortages and rationing in general […]

May 252015
 
Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

My mother was a member of the Women’s Land Army. Olive (Russell) Guzelf met her husband during the war. (George was a Polish POW, who joined the British Air Force). They moved to the US 50+ years ago but, her heart will always be with Britain.

May 012015
 
May Photo Of The Month - Britain's First Land Girl May Queen

Nineteen-years-old Audrey ‘Peggy’ Clark, of Cardington, Bedfordshire, was made Britain’s first land girl May Queen, when her fellow Women’s land Army workers at Hulcote Moors hostel, near Cranfield, came up with the idea and elected her to be their May Queen. Hulcote Moors was the smallest of the hostels for land girls in Bedfordshire – […]