In 1942, Elsie Beckett lived on Lindisfarne Road, Dagenham, Essex and worked in Barton’s bakery. In the same year, the 19-year old joined the Women’s Land Army. Swapping Bartons Bakery for the Braintree War...
Category: Other Documents (WW2)
Source: Catherine Procter
Mary Linda Ashbolt (née Haynes) was an active member of the Essex Women’s Land Army during the Second World War. Aged 18, Mary joined the WLA in 1943 and worked on a fruit farm...
The role of a district representative was an unpaid, part-time volunteer role. Over 3,000 women worked as ‘local reps’. They visited Land Girls on a regular basis, attempting to establish a personal relationship with...
Source: Catherine Procter Collection ‘The Land Girl’s idea of the farmer’, published in Punch on 13th March 1940.
If anyone has other copies of the newsletter which they’d be willing to share online, please get in touch. October 1942 March 1943
Click on the images to make them larger. Source: Yours Express Yourself
Source: Catherine Procter WLA Collection See last year’s knitting pattern for gumboots stockings and mittens here.
To read the full book, please click here. Source: Catherine Procter WLA Collection