Category: WW2 Photos

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,...

Valentine’s Day Special: WW2 Land Girl Wedding Dress

Valentine’s Day Special: WW2 Land Girl Wedding Dress

Monica Worboys, a Bedfordshire land girl, married American GI, Russell ‘Hoots’ Hooton, in 1945 and moved to the USA with her husband. She was one of 143 young women who married men from just...

65th Anniversary: WLA Disbandment Parade, London (1950)

65th Anniversary: WLA Disbandment Parade, London (1950)

Today is the 65th anniversary of the 21 October 1950 ‘Farewell Parade’ of 500 representative land girls from all the counties in England and Wales before Queen Elizabeth, their Patron, at Buckingham Palace, to...