Dec 012017
 

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
Jan 122017
 
Women's Land Army Lincolnshire Hostel

After a hard day’s work on the Lincolnshire farm where they are stationed, these members of the Women’s Land Army don’t waste time before getting to bed. It’s still dayloight outside as the girls prepare for a good night’s rest. 12th January 1940. Courtesy of Catherine Procter.

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?
Oct 122014
 

Marjorie Haigh

Marjorie Haigh

General Information

First Name(s): Marjorie

Unmarried Surname: Haigh

Date of Birth: 27/09/1901

Place of Birth: Sheffield

Date Joined WLA: 1943

Life After War

Return to pre-war occupation: No

Stayed on the land: No

Further Information

Previous occupation before WLA / WTC: Steelworks / clerical? 

Newspaper Article on Marjorie Haigh celebrating her work as county organiser.

Newspaper Article on Marjorie Haigh celebrating her work as county organiser. Please click on the article for an enlarged version.

Reasons for joining WLA / WTC : Open air life / organising

Type of work undertaken:

  • Secretary (Yorkshire) – 1943 – 1945?
  • County Secretary (Lincolnshire) – 1945 +?
  • Country Organiser (Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire) – 1947 +

Contributor Details

Name: Richard Haigh

Relationship to Land Girl: Nephew

Engraved tray presented to Marjorie Haigh for her work as county organiser.

Engraved tray presented to Marjorie Haigh for her work as county organiser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engraved tray presented to Marjorie Haigh for her work as organising secretary.

Engraved tray presented to Marjorie Haigh for her work as county organiser.