Author: Cherish

Nellie Wright in 1918

WFS Member: Nellie Wright

“My wonderful Grandmother Miss Nellie Wright (later Mrs Nellie Evans), was born in Wednesbury, West Midlands in August 1899 and served in the Women’s Forestry Service sometime during 1917 and 1918. At first, she...

Land Girls At Pluckley

Land Girls at Pluckley

Andrew J Sleep was awarded an MBE for his services at Pluckley Flax Mill in August 1944. Caroline Millan, Andrew’s granddaughter, has been in touch and shared some photos from her family’s collection. These...

Land Girls who worked at The Knowles, Kent

WW2 Poem: ‘Today, I gather from the orchard grass’

Today, I gather from the orchard grassApples and Shrapnel – windfalls shaken downWhen angry gusts tempestuously pass. Tonight, above the dark surrounding town,Shellbursts and stars will decorate the skywith dangerous beauty, devastations crown.A lunatic...

Wooler Hostel Women's Land Army

Wooler Hostel

The hostel was run by the Young Women’s Christian Association, as opposed to the Young Men’s Christian Association. Thank you to Tom Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of the Glendale Gateway Trust, for sharing this information on the Women’s Land Army at Wooler with the website.

Peggy Evans

Wooler Hostel: Peggy Evans

Thank you to Tom Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of the Glendale Gateway Trust, for sharing this information on the Women’s Land Army at Wooler with the website.