Category: WW2 Photos

Looking for information on Battina House

Looking for information on Battina House

My mother used to be a land army girl at Battina House, which I believe was in the Chichester or Brighton area. She passed away a couple of weeks ago.  I was wondering if...

Photograph Album: The WLA in Retford, 1948-1949

Photograph Album: The WLA in Retford, 1948-1949

This photograph album, kindly shared by Catherine Procter, charts the journey of Land Girls in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Alongside photographs of women out on the farm, the album also includes postcards from a visit to...

Dorothy’s WLA Journey 4: ‘Lady-Killer of Vermin’

Dorothy’s WLA Journey 4: ‘Lady-Killer of Vermin’

This series of posts charts Dorothy Clayden’s time in the Women’s Land Army form 1942 to 1946. This fourth looks at Dorothy’s transfer to Pest Destruction in Shrewsbury in 1944. Here, she was issued...

Dorothy’s WLA Journey 3: First billet in Shropshire

Dorothy’s WLA Journey 3: First billet in Shropshire

This series of posts charts Dorothy Clayden’s time in the Women’s Land Army form 1942 to 1946. This third looks at Dorothy’s first billet in Shropshire. We don’t have as many documents on this...

Women's Forestry Corps

WW2 Photo: Women wartime foresters

‘Swinging across the farrowed British countryside is an army of over forty thousand women. This is the Women’s Land Army whose members are drawn from every walk of life, from shop and beauty parlour,...