Explore the photo… How many women are there in one room? What are they all doing? What clothes are they wearing? What does their body language reveal?
Monica Worboys, a Bedfordshire land girl, married American GI, Russell ‘Hoots’ Hooton, in 1945 and moved to the USA with her husband. She was one of 143 young women who married men from just this one American airfield at the end of the Second World War. This dress was donated to the 306 Bomb Group […]
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) . […]
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 […]
I have a photo of Land Army Girls including my aunt Lilian Taylor in 1943 doing a show for the troops who were going off to war the following day. My aunt is the can can dancer on the right and was about 20 at the time. She is still alive, quite fit for her […]
The 1944 May Day event was so successful and drew so much attention, that in May 1945, it was repeated. This time it was held on 26 May. May Day carols were sung at the ceremony and the BBC radio broadcasted it. After the village parade, they then paraded down Bedford High street and it […]
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 – […]