Ermanno is looking for information on Marietta, most likely a Land Girl in Skipton who knew his grandfather, Italian Prisoner of War, Congedo Cesare Antonio during the Second World War. Marietta might have been a pet name. Please do get in touch if you recognise the woman in these photos, or know of a Marietta who worked in the Women’s Land Army.
Common Ground Theatre present The Lumberjills by Hannah Davies and Tom Cornford.
Come to Dalby, The Great Yorkshire Forest, and experience theatre in a beautiful and atmospheric natural setting. The Lumberjills takes place in a woodland glade and tells the stories of the women who worked in Britain’s forestry trade during the Second World War. We invite you to step into a 1940s world of gramophones, tree felling and tea dances. This is a poetic and dramatic celebration of the lives of the unsung heroines of the forest’s past.
Praise for previous work:
‘Storytelling at its best’ D&S TIMES ‘A delight throughout’ THE PRESS
‘What art can and should be’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Davies does justice to a truly remarkable story’ THREE WEEKS ìììì
‘Shot through with moments of exquisite beauty’ TIME OUT
Dates: 20 – 31 July 2pm and 6pm
PERFORMANCE SITE: The show is performed in a woodland glade at the end of the fully accessible Ellerburn Trail in Dalby Forest. Picnics welcome (no glass). This is an outdoor event, please remember to dress for the weather!
PARKING: The nearest parking is at the Dalby Forest Visitors Centre Car Park (YO18 7LT). Discounted parking on the day of your performance when you show your e-ticket on entry to the forest. There are some disabled spaces available close to the performance site (access half an hour before show start time). Please email email@example.com with details of your booking and specific requirements.
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
Previous occupation before WLA / WTC: Steelworks / clerical?
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 +
Name: Richard Haigh
Relationship to Land Girl: Nephew
Slip giving signed evidence of enrolment in WLA in West Riding of Yorkshire for showing to Employment Exchange 28th July 1941.
Source: Stuart Antrobus