Welcome to the national website on the history of the

Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps

The British Women’s Land Army was first set up in January 1917 for World War One.

It was re-formed in June 1939, in preparation for World War Two. Over 200,000 Land Girls worked in the WLA from June 1939 until November 1950.

Women, known as Land Girls, replaced male farm workers who fought in the war. Coming from all backgrounds, Land Girls were critical to increasing the country’s food supply.

This website, run by Cherish Watton, explores the history of the Women’s Land Army, using first hand testimony, photos, journals, letters, and more.

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