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Celebrating Christmas WLA Collage December

From left to right, top to bottom:

  • The last but one Christmas party to be held at the WLA hostel, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, December 1948. The hostel closed in around September 1950. The two men in the photo were most likely to have been from Bedfordshire County Agricultural Committee who employed the mobile gangs from the hostels in the county and contracted them out to local farmers. Photo source: Mary Perkins nee Godfrey. Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus
  • WLA girls celebrating Christmas at the Swinehead Hostel. Source: Mrs Sellars, BBC
  • Christmas party time at the WLA hostel, Leighton Buzzard in December 1947. Photo source: Jean Carell. Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus