Category: WW2 Land Girls

We Could Do With Thousands More Like You

Jean Lily Kinston (née Holmes)

General Information First Name(s): Jean Lily Unmarried Surname: Holmes Married Surname: Kinston Date of Birth: 22.7.1930 Place of Birth: East Ham, London Date Joined WLA: August 1948 Date Left WLA: July 1950 WLA Number: 197281 Previous occupation: I left school...

The Women's Land Army and Me

Marjorie Dean remembers VE Day

“That day was known as VE Day and the whole free world celebrated. On VE Night, as it was called, everyone in the village was so happy we kissed everyone in sight. It’s a...

Eve Diett remembers VE Day

“The whole Hatchett family and myself were haymaking when news came through that war had ended with Germany. I stayed most of the day pitching the hay into piles and was not sure what...