Category: Farming Activity of the Month

Year In Review: Monthly farming activity collages

Year In Review: Monthly farming activity collages

To round off the year, here are all the collages of the monthly farming activities. January: Milking February: Ditching March: Lambing April: Spreading Manure May: Cultivating Apples   June: Haymaking July: Harvesting August: Threshing...

December Activity of the Month: More Tending Livestock

December Activity of the Month: More Tending Livestock

One month did not seem to give appropriate recognition to the range of livestock which Land Girls tended as part of their work in the Women’s Land Army. Our final collage of farming activities...

November Activity of the Month: Tending Livestock

November Activity of the Month: Tending Livestock

From left to right, top to bottom: A Land Girl feeding livestock taken by Robert Hunt. Source: AllPosterImages Edna Milton, from the Silsoe WLA hostel, Bedfordshire, with Dora the cow, April 1949. Source: Stuart...

October Activity of the Month: Ploughing

October Activity of the Month: Ploughing

From left to right, top to bottom: A member of the Women’s Land Army is trained in the traditional horse-drawn method of ploughing at the WLA training centre at Cannington in Somerset, c 1940....

September Activity of the Month: Forestry

September Activity of the Month: Forestry

This month we focus on the work of the Women’s Timber Corps, who are often forgotten in discussion of the Women’s Land Army. Women would have undertaken this work all year around, but it...

August Activity of the Month: Threshing

August Activity of the Month: Threshing

From left to right, top to bottom: A team of mobile Land Girls threshing in Toddington. Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus. Land Girls stacking straw at Sharpenhoe. Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus. and Girl Dorothy Sills...

July Activity of the Month: Harvesting

July Activity of the Month: Harvesting

From left to right, top to bottom: Land Girls helping with the harvest at Piccotts End. Source: Dacorum Heritage Trust Clare Fletcher and Betty Gray stooking corn at Manor Farm, Cardington. Source: Stuart Antrobus...

June Activity of the Month: Haymaking

June Activity of the Month: Haymaking

From left to right, top to bottom: Iris Joyce learns to drive the hay making chariot. Source: D8805, Northamptonshire Record Office Peggy Richardson (left) and Barbara Newell (right) pitching hay to Phyllis (?) on...

May Activity of the Month: Cultivating Apples

May Activity of the Month: Cultivating Apples

From left to right, top to bottom: Land Girl, Miss Winnie Kent, pictured collecting apples. Source: IWM D 10761 Spraying apple orchards at Cockayne Hatley. Source: Stuart Antrobus Land owner Mr. Whitehead shows a...

April Activity of the Month: Spreading Manure

April Activity of the Month: Spreading Manure

From left to right, top to bottom: Bedfordshire Land Girls Nancy Karny & Ruth Bennett spreading muck. Source: Stuart Antrobus Land Girls pose for a photograph after spreading manure in Gnosall (4 April 1947)....